WAR – Is It Coming?

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Possible Wars Building

Table of Contents:

  • General Information
  • Asia
  • Europe  
  • India/Pakistan
  • Iran
  • Libya
  • Other

Geneal Information

Senior US Navy officials say Russian and Chinese subs are now operating near America’s east coast | SOFREP – posted 8/23/18

https://sofrep.com/106870/senior-us-navy-officials-say-russian-and-chinese-subs-are-now-operating-near-americas-east-coast/

US Military Unable to Fight Two Big Wars at Once: Report | Military.com – posted 10/10/18

https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/10/04/us-military-too-small-meet-threats-nation-report.html

The Army’s Plan To Save The Wounded In Future War « Breaking Defense – Defense industry news, analysis and commentary – posted 4/12/19

https://breakingdefense.com/2019/04/the-armys-plan-to-save-the-wounded-in-future-war/

Coast Guard Artic Strategic Outlook. – posted 4/22/19

https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3Ab491be72-101b-46d8-83ce-625575a06b4c

 

Asia

Japanese fighters scrambled to intercept Chinese submarine hunter plane – Defence Blog – posted 3/21/19

https://defence-blog.com/news/japanese-fighters-scrambled-to-intercept-chinese-submarine-hunter-plane.html

Fighter jets scrambled as Chinese planes cross median line – Taipei Times – posted 4/2/19

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/taiwan/archives/2019/04/01/2003712590

China’s vast fleet is tipping the balance against U.S. in the Pacific – posted 4/30/19

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/china-army-navy/

 

Europe

UAWire – Ukraine at EU Parliament: Russia setting stage to attack Ukraine by sea – posted 3/15/19

https://uawire.org/ukraine-at-eu-parliament-russia-setting-stage-to-attack-ukraine-by-sea

Putin Preparing Russians for War Much as Stalin Did in 1938-1939 – Johnson’s Russia List – posted 3/15/19

http://russialist.com/putin-preparing-russians-for-war-much-as-stalin-did-in-1938-1939/

Italian Eurofighters scrambled to escort Russian Tu-142 planes off Iceland coast – Defence Blog – posted 3/21/19

https://defence-blog.com/news/italian-eurofighters-scrambled-to-escort-russian-tu-142-planes-off-iceland-coast.html

Canada to extend military training mission in Ukraine: source | Reuters – posted 3/21/19

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-canada-idUSKCN1QY0Y6?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5c8ee0f34b73850001c4d81c&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

Russian Submarine Makes Mysterious Exit From Black Sea – USNI News – posted 3/21/19

https://news.usni.org/2019/03/18/russian-submarine-makes-mysterious-exit-black-sea

Russia decides to deploy nuclear-capable strategic bombers to Crimea: RIA | Reuters – posted 3/21/19

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ukraine-crisis-crimea-bombers-idUSKCN1QZ1WV?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5c8fe4e54b738500015876c1&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

US nuclear bomber reportedly spotted flying near St Petersburg – Defence Blog – posted 3/21/19

https://defence-blog.com/news/us-nuclear-bomber-reportedly-spotted-flying-near-st-petersburg.html

U.S. Army deploys armored unit to Europe – Defence Blog – posted 3/21/19

https://defence-blog.com/army/u-s-army-deploys-armored-unit-to-europe.html

US forces respond to Russia’s military moves – CNN Video – posted 3/21/19

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2018/12/10/pentagon-pushback-putin-russia-military-todd-dnt-tsr-vpx.cnn

Typhoon jets launch from Scotland to intercept Russian aircraft – posted 4/2/19

https://ukdefencejournal.org.uk/typhoon-jets-launch-from-scotland-to-intercept-russian-aircraft/00

RAF Typhoons sent to stop Russian bombers entering UK airspace second time four days | Daily Mail Online – posted4/5/19

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6882297/RAF-Typhoons-sent-stop-Russian-bombers-entering-UK-airspace-second-time-four-days.html?ito=social-facebook

UAWire – Japan scrambles fighters to intercept Russian IL-38 anti-submarine aircraft – posted 4/10/19

http://uawire.org/japan-scrambles-fighters-to-intercept-russian-il-38-anti-submarine-aircraft#

Russia publicly threatens Ukraine with “military conflict” – Defence Blog – posted 4/10/19

https://defence-blog.com/news/russia-publicly-threatens-ukraine-with-military-conflict.html

U.S. soldiers from 101st Airborne Division will deploy to Ukraine for nine months – Defence Blog – posted 4/11/19

https://defence-blog.com/army/u-s-soldiers-from-101st-airborne-division-will-deploy-to-ukraine-for-nine-months.html

UAWire – EU, Canada and US accuse Russia of restricting navigation through the Kerch Strait – posted 4/11/19

http://uawire.org/eu-canada-and-us-condemn-russia-s-creating-navigation-obstacles-in-the-kerch-strait

Russia holds large scale military exercises near Ukrainian border – Defence Blog – posted 4/11/19

https://defence-blog.com/army/russia-holds-large-scale-military-exercises-near-ukrainian-border.html

TURCHYNOV: RUSSIA PREPARING FOR LARGE-SCALE CONTINENTAL WAR – posted 4/12/19

https://defence-ua.com/index.php/en/news/7055-turchynov-russia-preparing-for-large-scale-continental-war

UAWire – Lithuanian ambassador recalled from Russia for consultations – posted 4/12/19

http://uawire.org/lithuanian-ambassador-recalled-from-russia-for-consultations#

UAWire – Kyiv: Russia moved another battalion group to the Ukrainian border – posted 4/19/19

http://uawire.org/kyiv-russia-moved-another-battalion-group-to-the-ukrainian-border#

Along Russia’s border to Norway, a big show of military force | The Independent Barents Observer – posted 4/23/19

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/security/2019/04/along-russias-border-norway-big-show-military-force#.XL8k-cC0RuY.twitter

UAWire – Russia deploys electronic warfare systems in Kaliningrad region – posted 4/29/19

http://uawire.org/russia-deploys-electronic-warfare-systems-in-kaliningrad-region

NATO launch exercise “Spring Storm” in Estonia as part of a plan to “contain” Russia – Defence Blog – posted 4/29/19

https://defence-blog.com/army/nato-launch-exercise-spring-storm-in-estonia-as-part-of-a-plan-to-contain-russia.html

A powerful Russian flotilla is on its way to the Barents Sea | The Independent Barents Observer – posted 5/30/19

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/security/2019/05/powerful-russian-flotilla-its-way-barents-sea

Russian Fighter Made ‘Irresponsible’ Intercept of Navy P-8A – USNI News – posted 6/4/19

https://news.usni.org/2019/06/04/russian-su-35-fighter-makes-irresponsible-intercept-of-navy-p-8a-over-mediterranean

Navy: Russian Destroyer Put U.S. Cruiser at Risk – USNI News – posted 6/7/19

https://news.usni.org/2019/06/07/navy-russian-destroyer-put-u-s-cruiser-at-risk-with-unsafe-maneuver

Video: Russian destroyer comes within 15 meters of US Navy cruiser in Philippine Sea | Naval Today – posted 6/7/19

https://navaltoday.com/2019/06/07/video-russian-destroyer-comes-within-15-meters-of-us-navy-cruiser-in-philippine-sea/

Eyeing Russia, Army fields jam-resistant GPS in Europe – posted 6/7/19

https://www.c4isrnet.com/show-reporter/c4isrnet-conference/2019/06/06/eyeing-russia-army-fields-jam-resistant-gps-in-europe/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ebb%2006.07.19&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

US, allies test air and missile defense in Southern Europe – Europe – Stripes – posted – 6/7/19

https://www.stripes.com/news/europe/us-allies-test-air-and-missile-defense-in-southern-europe-1.584823?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ebb%2006.07.19&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief

U.S. Air Force deploys electronic attack aircraft to Poland – Defence Blog – posted 6/8/19

https://defence-blog.com/news/u-s-air-force-deploys-electronic-attack-aircraft-to-poland.html

Maritime forces from 18 nations test readiness in Baltic Sea – Defence Blog – posted 6/8/19

https://defence-blog.com/news/maritime-forces-from-18-nations-test-readiness-in-baltic-sea.html

Russian elite troops train landing near border to Norway | The Independent Barents Observer – posted 6/11/19

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/security/2019/06/russian-elite-troops-train-landing-along-border-norway

US to Send 1,000 More Troops to Poland – Defense One – posted 6/11/19

https://www.defenseone.com/politics/2019/06/us-send-1000-more-troops-poland/157635/?oref=defense_one_breaking_nl

EXCLUSIVE: US Intelligence Officials and Satellite Photos Detail Russian Military Buildup on Crimea – Defense One – posted 6/12/19

https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2019/06/exclusive-satellite-photos-detail-russian-military-buildup-crimea/157642/?oref=DefenseOneFB

Russia’s Military Could Strike Southern Europe From Beefed-up Facilities in Crimea, U.S. Defense Officials Say – posted 6/12/19

https://www.newsweek.com/edita-id1443602-1443602

U.S. Marines Amphibious Beach Landing – Estonia – June 12 – 2019 | Military Stuff – posted 6/14/19

https://www.military-stuff.org/u-s-marines-amphibious-beach-landing-estonia-june-12-2019/

 

INDIA/PAKISTAN

United Nations urges inquiry into human rights violations in Kashmir | Reuters

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-kashmir-pakistan-un/united-nations-urges-inquiry-into-human-rights-violations-in-kashmir-idUSKBN1JA0PG?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5b22473904d3010c331aec5e&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

Pakistani villagers shaken awake as Indian warplanes drop bombs near madrasa | Reuters – posted 2/26/19

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-kashmir-pakistan-scene-idUSKCN1QF13U?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5c75247c1adf640001b8f582&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

India Says Air Strike Hit Major Terrorist Camp Inside Pakistan – posted 2/26/19

https://www.theepochtimes.com/india-says-air-strike-hit-major-militant-camp-inside-pakistan_2815993.html

India just bombed a target within Pakistan — and both nations are nuclear powers – posted 2/26/19

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/india-just-bombed-a-target-within-pakistan-and-both-nations-are-nuclear-powers/news-story/75c2b876e4088cc0be9c1ade83847010?utm_content=SocialFlow&utm_source=HaraldSun&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=EditorialSF

Indian rupee falls for first time in days after jets attack Pakistan camps – posted 2/26/19

https://gulfnews.com/business/personal-finance/indian-rupee-falls-for-first-time-in-days-after-jets-attack-pakistan-camps-1.1551170660748

Live updates: Tension mounts after Indian Mirage fighter jets cross Kashmir frontier, bomb camps – posted 2/26/19

https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/pakistan/live-updates-tension-mounts-after-indian-mirage-fighter-jets-cross-kashmir-frontier-bomb-camps-1.1551149047465

India just bombed a target within Pakistan — and both nations are nuclear powers – posted 2/26/19

https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/india-just-bombed-a-target-within-pakistan-and-both-nations-are-nuclear-powers/news-story/75c2b876e4088cc0be9c1ade83847010?utm_content=SocialFlow&utm_source=HaraldSun&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_campaign=EditorialSF

Pakistan threatens violent response after Indian airstrikes | Daily Mail Online posted 2/27/19

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6745697/India-launches-air-strike-Pakistan-territory-military-claims.html?ito=social-facebook

Pakistan ‘captures Indian pilots after shooting down two jets in dogfight over Kashmir’ – posted 2/27/19

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/02/27/pakistan-claims-air-strikes-indian-territory-demonstrate-right/

Pakistan India crisis: Two Indian Air Force jets shot down, Pakistan government claims – CNN – posted 2/27/19

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/27/india/india-pakistan-strikes-escalation-intl/index.html?utm_term=link&utm_source=fbCNN&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2019-02-27T07%3A45%3A57

Indian Mi-17 transport helicopter crashed in Kashmir – Defence Blog – posted 2/27/19

https://defence-blog.com/news/indian-mi-17-transport-helicopter-crashed-in-kashmir.html

India, Pakistan down each other’s jets as Kashmir conflict heats up | Reuters – posted 2/27/19

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-kashmir/pakistan-shoots-down-indian-jets-carries-out-airstrikes-in-kashmir-idUSKCN1QG0IR?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social

Heightened Tensions in South Asia | Center for Strategic and International Studies – posted 2/27/19

https://www.csis.org/analysis/heightened-tensions-south-asia

Saved from Pakistani mob, downed Indian pilot becomes face of Kashmir crisis | Reuters – posted 2/27/19

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-kashmir-pilot-socialmedia-idUSKCN1QG2CY?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5c76dfb34b73850001dc22cf&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

India builds bunkers to protect families along Pakistan border | Reuters – posted 2/27/19

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-kashmir-border-idUSKCN1QG20Y?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5c76ca5a1adf640001b912cb&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

Pakistan says India preparing another attack this month – posted 4/10/19

https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/pakistan/pakistan-says-india-preparing-another-attack-this-month-1.1554629486302

 

Iran

Tankers burn in Gulf of Oman; DoD ranks climate-threatened bases; Trump: I’d take 2020 help from Russia; Shanahan’s formal nomination, MIA; And a bit more. – Defense One – posted 6/13/19

https://www.defenseone.com/news/2019/06/the-d-brief-june-13-2019/157699/?oref=DefenseOneFB

U.S. Military Releases Video It Says Implicates Iran In Oil Tanker Attack – posted 6/14/19

https://www.rferl.org/a/us-saudi-britain-accuse-iran-oil-tanker-attack-gulf-oman/29998654.html

Iran tried to shoot down US Reaper drone that arrived on scene of oil tanker attacks: officials | Fox News – posted 6/15/19

https://www.foxnews.com/world/iran-shoot-us-reaper-drone-oil-tanker-scene

Saudi crown prince blames Iran for Gulf tanker attack, local media reports – Middle East News – Haaretz.com – posted 6/15/19

https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/saudi-crown-prince-blames-iran-for-gulf-tanker-attack-local-media-reports-1.7371594

 

Libya

Libya on brink of civil war as anti-government troops surround capital and ‘gun battles’ break out | Daily Mail Online – posted 4/10/19

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6893377/Libya-brink-civil-war-anti-government-troops-surround-capital-gun-battles-break-out.html?ito=social-facebook

Libyan death toll rises as battle for Tripoli intensifies – Reuters – posted 4/10/19

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-libya-security-idUSKCN1RK0WF?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5cab1cfa00e48b00017e62ab&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

The Fight for Libya: What to Know | Council on Foreign Relations – posted 4/20/19

https://www.cfr.org/article/fight-libya-what-know?utm_content=041919&utm_source=fb&utm_medium=social_owned

 

Other

Africa

Omar al-Bashir: Sudan military says it has ousted ruler after protests – BBC News – posted 4/11/19

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47891470?ns_source=facebook&ns_mchannel=social&ns_campaign=bbcnews&ocid=socialflow_facebook

 

Middle East

Israeli army strikes in Gaza after rockets target Tel Aviv in first since 2014 war – Israel News – Haaretz.com – posted 3/15/19

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/rocket-alerts-blare-in-tel-aviv-1.7022326

Israeli warplanes destroy headquarters of Hamas chief in Gaza – Xinhua | English.news.cn – posted 3/26/19

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-03/26/c_137923131.htm

Israel, Hamas clash over Gaza, then truce reached | Reuters – posted 3/26/19

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-violence-idUSKCN1R61UI?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5c9942c99ebbef0001f246fd&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

Is Israel Ready For War? « Breaking Defense – Defense industry news, analysis and commentary – posted 4/29/19

https://breakingdefense.com/2019/04/is-israel-ready-for-war/

 

South America