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Russia says it would respond to U.S. missile deployments in Asia

Russia says it would respond to U.S. missile deployments in AsiaRussia said on Monday it would take measures to defend itself if the United States stationed missiles in Asia following the collapse of a landmark arms control treaty and that it expected Japan to deploy a new U.S. missile launch system. U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper said on Saturday that he was in favour of placing ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles in Asia relatively soon.



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US piles pressure on Iran with new troop deployments

US piles pressure on Iran with new troop deploymentsChina and Russia warned Tuesday about escalating Middle East tensions after Washington said it would deploy 1,000 more troops to the region and renewed accusations that Iran was behind a tanker attack. The US moves came as Iran set a 10-day countdown for world powers to fulfil their commitments under a nuclear deal abandoned by Washington, saying it would otherwise surpass the uranium stockpile limit mandated by the accord. Tensions between Tehran and Washington have escalated ever since the US quit the deal, with Washington bolstering its military presence in the region and blacklisting Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organization.



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Marines commandant protests US border deployments, wall

Marines commandant protests US border deployments, wallAmerica’s top marine warned that deployments to the US-Mexico border and President Donald Trump’s plan for a wall pose an “unacceptable risk” to the force, according to documents revealed Thursday by The Los Angeles Times. In memos addressed to acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan and Navy secretary Richard Spencer, General Robert Neller wrote that he had been forced to cancel or reduce exercises in five countries. Marines will miss exercises in Indonesia, Scotland and Mongolia, and their participation in joint exercises in Australia and South Korea will be reduced, Neller said in the documents dated March 18 and 19.



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China's top paper says U.S. forcing China to accelerate South China Sea deployments

China's top paper says U.S. forcing China to accelerate South China Sea deploymentsChina’s top newspaper, decrying Washington as a trouble-maker, said on Monday U.S. moves in the South China Sea like last week’s freedom of navigation operation will only cause China to strengthen its deployments in the disputed waterway. China’s foreign ministry said the USS Hopper, a destroyer, came within 12 nautical miles of Huangyan island, which is better known as the Scarborough Shoal and is subject to a rival claim by the Philippines, a historic ally of the United States. It was the latest U.S. naval operation challenging extensive Chinese claims in the South China Sea and came even as President Donald Trump’s administration seeks Chinese cooperation in dealing with North Korea’s missile and nuclear programs.



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SitRep: New Deployments in Old Wars; General Takes Responsibility for SEAL Raid; New Yemen Bombing Runs

SitRep: New Deployments in Old Wars; General Takes Responsibility for SEAL Raid; New Yemen Bombing RunsMarine Sexual Harassment Scandal Grows; North Korea Prepares for More Tests; Jeff Sessions Loves Gitmo; Turks and Kurds Trade Fire; And Lots More



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