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.
Rocket strike kills at least 26 at wedding party in Afghanistan
Rocket fired during the fight between government forces and Taliban insurgents…

US Off War Footing, But Wars Go On
Once again the U.S. is engaged in combat.
by Associated Press
Obama: US 'safer, more secure' because of Afghanistan War
U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan officially ended Sunday.
by Ian Swanson

China Tests ICBM With Multiple Warheads
Clinton-era tech transfer aided multi-warhead program.
by Bill Gertz
Pakistan to pursue terrorists even outside its borders
Country reaches out to Afghanistan for help
by Washington Post

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
Two U.S. soldiers killed by Taliban bomb near Kabul
160,000 Christians have fled ISIS-held Iraqi city of Mosul.
by Haaretz