West Point displays Ku Klux Klan plaque at entrance to Science Building, congressional naming commission says

CNN — West Point, the United States Military Academy, has a plaque with the name Ku Klux Klan writing and a hooded figure displayed at the entrance to Bartlett Hall, the science center on the campus of the military academy, according to a new report from the Congress Naming Commission. The Commission, which was created … Read more

Russia to launch major military exercises with China and others | Military News

The Vostok 2022 military maneuvers will take place from September 1-7 with forces from China, Syria, India, Nicaragua and elsewhere. Russia has said it will launch extensive military exercises with china forces to show increasingly close defense ties between Moscow and Beijing amid the war in Ukraine. Exercise Vostok 2022 (East 2022) will be held … Read more

Ukrainian forces begin to ‘shape’ battlefield for counteroffensive, senior US officials say

CNN — Ukrainian forces began “shaping up” operations in southern Ukraine to prepare the battlefield for a major Ukrainian counteroffensive, two senior U.S. officials briefed on the intelligence told CNN. Make-up operations are standard military practice prior to an offensive and involve striking weapons, command and control systems, ammunition depots, and other targets to prepare … Read more

32 dead in Libya’s Tripoli as fears grow of wider war | Military News

Clashes between militias backed by rival governments in Libya have left at least 32 dead and 159 injured, according to the country’s health ministry. Fighting in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Saturday was the worst in two years and raised fears the country could slide back into all-out war. The health ministry said on Sunday … Read more

Pakistan floods: Hundreds of children among 1,000 people killed

CNN — Heavy rains and floods have killed at least 1,033 people, including 348 children, and injured a further 1,527 in Pakistan since mid-June, officials said Sunday. The country’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) added that 119 people had died and 71 injured in the past 24 hours alone. At least 33 million people have … Read more

US sends two warships to Taiwan Strait, first transit since Pelosi voyage

Seoul, South Korea CNN — Two US Navy warships entered the Taiwan Strait in what is the first US naval transit of the waterway since US-China tensions rose this month during a visit to the island of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The USS Antietam and USS Chancellorsville guided-missile cruisers were making the trip Sunday “through … Read more

Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Mastriano posed in Confederate uniform at the Army War College

Washington CNN — Doug Mastriano, the Republican candidate for governor in Pennsylvania, posing in a Confederate military uniform in a 2013-2014 faculty photo at the Army War College, a photo obtained by Reuters shows. Teachers at the school, where Mastriano worked at the time, were given the choice of dressing as historical figures, people familiar … Read more

Syria: US soldier injured after rockets hit coalition bases, US official says

Washington CNN — Several rockets were fired at coalition bases in Syria on Wednesday, wounding a US service member, according to a statement from US Central Command, in apparent response to American airstrikes against Iranian-backed groups in the region. The rockets hit two bases in the northeast Syria which house US troops, Green Village and … Read more

Iran nuclear deal: US confirms sending response to EU on proposal to save deal

CNN — The United States has sent its response to the European Union on a proposal to try to save the Iran nuclear dealthe US State Department confirmed on Wednesday. “As you know, we have received Iran’s comments on the final text proposed by the EU through the EU. Our review of these comments is … Read more

Ukraine: Kyiv displays captured tanks on Independence Day as Ukrainians cast wary eye on Russia

Kyiv, Ukraine CNN — Ukraine’s Independence Day, which Wednesday marks 31 years since the country voted to break with the Soviet Unionis expected to be a grim affair as officials warn that Russia could carry out missile attacks on Ukrainian cities. While previous years have been marked by celebrations and parades, Wednesday’s commemoration comes exactly … Read more