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Greek Frigate Sails to the Red Sea to Aid EU Mission

Greek frigate Hydra sailed toward the Red Sea on Monday after Greece assumed command of the EU’s maritime security operation which would aim to prevent attacks against ships and ensure freedom of navigation. Minister of National Defense, Nikos Dendias, emphasized...

US Air Force Man Dies After Setting Himself on Fire at Israeli Embassy

An active-duty airman of the US Air Force has died after setting himself on fire outside the Israeli embassy in Washington, D.C. while shouting, "Free Palestine, free Palestine!" US Air Force Man Dies After Setting Himself on Fire at Israeli...

Erdogan Claims Turkey Is Becoming ‘Global Power’

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that Turkey is evolving from a regional force to a global power. Speaking during a rally in the city of Adana in Southern Turkey, Erdogan said "Türkiye is on its way to becoming a...

Turkey’s KAAN Fifth-Generation Fighter Jet Conducts First Flight

Turkey's first fifth-generation aircraft, KAAN, completed its first flight on Wednesday. It is part of the country's efforts to upgrade its air force. Turkish Aerospace Industries CEO Temel Kotil said the flight took thirteen minutes and the aircraft reached an...

Greek Olympians Sworn in as Military Officers in Grand Ceremony

A host of Greek Olympians, including multi-medal winning athletes Eleftherios Petrounias and Miltos Tentoglou, have been sworn in as military officers at a ceremony involving the Minister of National Defense Nikos Dendias. Which Greek Olympians were honored and sworn in...

Greece Joins European Missile Defense Project

Greece and Turkey on Thursday will formally join the European Sky Shield Initiative (ESSI), a German-led missile defense project, according to Minister of Defense Nikos Dendias. ESSI is a project to build a ground-based integrated European air defense system that...

Ukraine Says It Destroyed Russian Ship in the Black Sea

On Wednesday, Ukraine said it used naval drones to sink a Russian landing ship in the Black Sea. This is a report that has not been confirmed by Russian authorities. The Caesar Kunikov amphibious ship sank near Alupka, a city...

Greece Assumes Command of EU’s Red Sea Security Operation

Greece assumed command of the EU's Red Sea maritime security operation which would aim to prevent attacks against ships and ensure freedom of navigation. The EU announced that the operation dubbed "Aspides," meaning "shields" or "protector" in Greek, will contribute...

Greece to Receive First MH-60R Seahawk Helicopters in 2024

Greece will be receiving the first three of seven MH-60R Seahawk (Romeo) helicopters within the first few months of 2024, Lockheed Martin confirmed on Wednesday. A Lockheed Martin statement said Sikorsky had completed the testing of the integrated mission systems...

US Strikes Iran-Linked Militia Targets in Syria and Iraq

The US launched strikes in Iran-linked militia targets in Syria and Iraq in response to Sunday's drone attack on a US military base in Jordan that left three soldiers dead. According to US officials, the coordinated attack was against Iran's...

US Approves Strikes on Iranian Targets in Syria and Iraq

The US has approved plans for a series of strikes against Iranian targets in Syria and Iraq in response to the drone attacks that killed three US soldiers in Jordan. Officials in the US spoke with its American partner CBS...

Greece Set to Host EU Red Sea Operation HQ

The EU's naval mission to protect commercial shipping in the Red Sea will be headquartered in Larissa, Greece, the bloc's defense ministers agreed on Wednesday. Greek Defense Minister Nikos Dendias tweeted that his EU counterparts accepted the offer made by...

Lessons From the Imia Crisis That Led Greece and Turkey to the Brink of War

The crisis over the sovereignty of Imia, a pair of small uninhabited islets in the Aegean Sea, in January 1996 led Greece and Turkey to the brink of war. The quickly spiraling crisis saw the deployment of both countries’ special...

Belisarius: The Commander Who Expanded the Byzantine Empire to Its Greatest Extent

Belisarius is the much underrated military commander of the Byzantine Empire who led the armies of Justinian I in reclaiming enormous swathes of the former Western Roman Empire from northern Africa to the Italian peninsula. Much of Belisarius' early military...

Greece Expresses Interest in Co-production of Frigates With the US

Greece is in talks with the US to co-produce US-designed Constellation-class frigates, Defense Minister Nikos Dendias said on Monday. “On January 16, we received a letter from the US Navy accepting, in principle, our interest in the co-design and co-production...