Both rival factions in Libya’s six-year-old civil war claim Russia has transferred six MiG-29 fighters and two Su-24 attack jets to support the Libyan National Army in its fight against the Government of National Accord, which is militarily supported by Turkey.
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Kenneth Braithwaite to be Secretary of the Navy—a bid to install permanent and stable leadership to the military branch that saw its last two leaders step down amid scandals in recent months.
The first visit to Kabul by Washington’s peace envoy since Afghanistan's squabbling political leadership reached a power-sharing agreement comes amid increased violence blamed mostly on an Islamic State affiliate that has been targeted in stepped-up U.S. bombing.
Since its establishment in 1948, Israel has been constantly under attack. Wars on all fronts, terror attacks in the streets, persistent missile fire and uncountable other threats have left it with no other option but to build an effective response.