Military

Sinai: Egypt sends reinforcements as offensive builds

Sinai: Egypt sends reinforcements as offensive builds

BBC News,

9 August 2012

Egypt has deployed extra troops, tanks and other armoured vehicles to the Sinai peninsula in an escalation of its military offensive in the area.

The reinforcements follow the killing of 16 border guards by suspected Islamist militants on Sunday.

Army’s Giant Spy Blimp Soars Over Jersey Shore in First Flight

Army’s Giant Spy Blimp Soars Over Jersey Shore in First Flight

By David Axe

August 8, 2012 |

On Tuesday, not far from the beaches of New Jersey, was a sight hundreds of millions of dollars and years of development in the making: the Army’s football-field-size robot spy blimp took to the air for the first time at a military base in Lakehurst.

Nuclear Mirage? Assessing Civilian Nuclear Programs Across the Middle East

Nuclear Mirage? Assessing Civilian Nuclear Programs Across the Middle East

 

 

By Yoel Guzansky and Gallian Lindenstrauss

 

6 Aug 2012

 

Many states across the Middle East have embarked upon civilian nuclear projects. While Iran is widely regarded as the catalyst for this development, Yoel Guzansky and Gallian Lindenstrauss suggest that the region’s states are more concerned with developing programs that benefit their people than fending off a looming security challenge.

 

Iran tests short-range missile with new guidance system

Iran tests short-range missile with new guidance system

By Yeganeh Torbati

DUBAI

 

Sat Aug 4, 2012

(Reuters) - Iran has test-fired a new, more accurate short-range missile capable of striking land and sea targets, it said on Saturday, a show of strength that underscored its ability to hit shipping in the Strait of Hormuz if attacked.

Military Mental Health Crisis Exposed With Camp Liberty Killings

Military Mental Health Crisis Exposed With Camp Liberty Killings

By Elliot Blair Smith - Aug 1, 2012

Sergeant John Russell lay awake, wondering what his wife would do if he killed himself.

He was so messed up that his first lieutenant removed the firing pin from his M16 assault rifle. Six weeks from the end of his fifth combat-zone tour, and five years from retiring on a 20-year Army pension, he suspected he wouldn’t see any of it.

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