S. Korea Exchanges Fire With N. Korea, Orders Evacuation Near Border
North’s shells targeted a military loudspeaker that has been broadcasting anti-Pyongyang messages.
by RT
U.S. Navy on Alert: China, Russia to Launch Largest-ever Joint Navy Exercise
“Joint Sea 2015 II” exercises will run through Aug. 28 in the Sea of Japan and off the coast of Vladivostok.
by Guy Taylor

In Moscow, Russia's Air Defense On High Alert For Combat Training
“Each exercise is seen as provocative by the other side and feeding a dynamic of distrust and unpredictability.”
by Tim Marcin
Report: All Out War As Russia Prepares To Deploy 50,000 Troops To Ukraine
“Cities Burning, Hundreds Dead.”
by SHTFplan.com

Hundreds of Casualties in Air Raids on Syrian Market
At least 110 people dead and 300 injured in a string of regime air raids on Douma near Damascus, activists say.
by Al Jazeera
Air Raids Near Syrian Capital Kill More Than 80
Another activist group said air raids killed at least 100 and wounded about 300.
by Bassem Mroue

Tony Blair Should Be 'Dragged in Shackles to Court' Over Iraq War, Says Father of Killed Soldier
Officials have pushed back publication of the Chilcot Inquiry for six years.
by Nadia Prupis
Senior US military official: Turkey 'needed a hook' and tricked us on ISIS
“Turkey wanted to move against the PKK, but it needed a hook.”
by Natasha Bertrand

The Pentagon’s $500 Million Syrian Rebel Force Defeated in First Battle
Obama declares all-out war on Syria as efforts to destabilize fail.
by Naji Dahi
US Successfully Tests Anti-Ballistic Missile System in Pacific
“The flight test… demonstrated successful intercepts of short-range ballistic missile and cruise missile targets…”
by Sputnik

Russia 'kills 8 ISIS militants' in Caucasus raid
“As a result of a firefight, eight militants were neutralized.”
by Agence France Presse
US Soldiers In South Korea Making Maps Of North Korean Underground Facilities To Tackle Threats
“There is the need to grasp underground passageways that can be used by the North Korean leadership…”
by Sneha Shankar

Here's What's Happening Between the U.S. and Russia
Is it too late to avoid war?
by The Alex Jones Show
Cruz says Iran could set off Electro Magnetic Pulse over east coast, killing 10s of millions
Ted Cruz hosted a roundtable on the Iran deal.
by Philip Weiss

U.S. Shoots Down Idea of Syria Safe Zone
There are definitely no U.S. plans for a “safe zone” inside Syria. In fact, there really is no “zone,” and there is no plan to keep the area “safe.”
by Josh Rogin