Middle East Officials Question ''Convenient Mistakes'' Of US Airdrops To Al-Qaeda
United States military portrays the receipt of weapons and supplies by ISIS as entirely accidental.
by Brandon Turbeville
US drone fleet at 'breaking point' over operator shortage
Despite lucrative salary, drone pilots becoming harder to find.
by RT

Pakistani airstrikes kill 31 militants, US drone strike kills 7
Suicide bomber training center reportedly hit near border.
by Riaz Khan
Four Hezbollah fighters, five Syrian soldiers killed in fierce clashes in Qalamoun
Fighting continues as groups clash across the Middle East.
by Daily Star

U.S. advisers in Iraq stay out of combat but see fighting edging closer
Number of U.S. troops in Iraq is expected to grow to about 3,000.
by Missy Ryan and Erin Cunningham
2014: The deadliest year for Afghan civilians on record
The number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan is to exceed 10,000 in 2014 – the highest since records began.
by DW.de

Rocket strike kills at least 26 at wedding party in Afghanistan
Rocket fired during the fight between government forces and Taliban insurgents…
by RT.com
US Off War Footing, But Wars Go On
Once again the U.S. is engaged in combat.
by Associated Press

Kurds 'take control' of large area from IS
ISIS loses town controlled since August.
by BBC
US drone strike in Pakistan kills 5 'militants'
Undeclared war continues abroad.
by Munir Ahmed

China Tests ICBM With Multiple Warheads
Clinton-era tech transfer aided multi-warhead program.
by Bill Gertz

Russia is buying weapons - a lot of them
Russian defense companies boosted sales by more than 20% last year.
by Ivana Kottasova
War Drums Beat Louder & Faster Between U.S. & Russia
U.S. taxpayers send “loans” to Ukraine that will never be paid back.
by Eric Zuesse