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US Unveils New Stealth Bomber, the B-21 Raider

On Friday night, the US Department of Defense (DOD) finally unveiled its new stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider. The new aircraft was revealed at Northrop Grumman's Plant 42 in Palmdale, California. US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin presented the B-21 to...

ISIS Leader Killed, Terrorist Group Names Successor

Abu Hasan al-Hashimi al-Qurashi, the leader of the Islamic State (ISIS)—also known as ISIL, Daesh, or IS—has been killed in combat, the terrorist group announced on Wednesday, November 30th. At the apex of its power in 2014, ISIS controlled approximately...

Turkish Airstrikes in Syria Jeopardize War Against ISIS, US Says

The rising intensity of Turkish airstrikes on targets in Syria has jeopardized operations against ISIS, according to US officials. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which are mostly bolstered by units from the Kurdish People's Protection Unit (YPG), have said they...

Greek Inventor Creates Anti-drone System Called Minotaur

A Greek inventor in Larissa claims to have created an anti-drone system that would destroy Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's). Kostas Soukos named his creation "Minotaur" after the ancient Greek mythical creature portrayed with the head and tail of a bull...

Greece Vs Turkey: The Military Balance in the Aegean

The military balance between Greece and Turkey is of great importance as relations between the two countries have deteriorated so sharply that a conflict in the Aegean has become a conceivable possibility. As a result, the military balance between Athens...

US Deploys Eight MQ-9 Reaper Drones to Greece

The US has deployed eight MQ-9 Reaper drones to Larissa Air Base in central Greece for a year. The first four unmanned aerial vehicles were assembled in Larissa while the rest arrived from U.S. bases in Europe ready to take...

Blackout in Ukraine as Russia Strikes Ukrainian Energy Grid

Satellite images captured on November 24 show vast tracts of Ukraine in almost complete darkness. The satellite imagery shows the impact of recent Russian missile strikes against the the beleaguered nation’s energy grid. On Wednesday, Russia launched a wave of...

Turkey “Ready” to Use Russian S-400 Missile System

Turkey is "ready" to use the Russian-made S-400 missile defense system if the country is threatened, said Turkey's Minister of National Defense Hulusi Akar on Tuesday, November 22. "The S-400 is in place and ready for use. It has a...

Italian WWII Submarine Wreckage Discovered Off Mykonos

A team of Greek divers has discovered recently the wreckage of an Italian submarine that was sunk by the Allied forces in 1941 off Mykonos. The "Jantina," which sank on July 5 from the torpedoes of the British submarine HMS...

Greece Marks Armed Forces Day Amid Threats From Turkey

Greece marks Armed Forces Day on Monday amid tensions with Turkey threatening to destabilize the entire eastern Mediterranean. The country is prepared to counter threats to its national sovereignty and security, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in a message. “At a...

Turkey Bombs Towns in Northern Syria After Istanbul Blast

Turkey bombed towns in northern Syria on Saturday after Ankara blamed the Kurdistan Workers’ party (PKK) for last Sunday’s deadly bombing in central Istanbul. Airstrikes hit several towns, including the city of Kobane, Kurdish-led forces and a Britain-based monitoring group...

North Korea Fires Long-Range Missile That Can Reach the US

On November 18th, North Korea test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that landed roughly 200 kilometers (130 miles) off the coast of Japan. Japanese officials have claimed the missile had sufficient range to hit targets on the US mainland. A...

Rep. Pappas Spearheads Bipartisan Call to Restrict F-16 Sales to Turkey

Newly reelected Greek-American Representative Chris Pappas leads a bipartisan effort in Congress to impose restrictions on the sale of F-16 fighter jets to Turkey. Pappas and more than twenty U.S. Representatives are calling on Congress to retain—in the final version...

Poland Missile Was Ukrainian Stray, Not Fired From Russia, NATO Says

NATO announced on Wednesday that the missile that hit Poland on Tuesday night was "most probably" a stray fired from Ukraine rather than from Russia as originally thought. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a press conference that the blast...

Russian Missiles Hit Poland

Two Russian missiles are reported to have missed their target in Ukraine and hit a farm in Poland instead. According to CNN, the projectiles landed at a small landholding in Przewodów near the Polish border with Ukraine. The news agency also...