Pentagon says China military ‘likely training for strikes’ on US targets

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – China’s military has expanded its bomber operations in recent years while “likely training for strikes” against the United States and its allies, a Pentagon report released on Thursday said. The assessment, which comes at a time of heightened U.S.-China tensions over trade, was contained in an annual report that highlighted China’s efforts…

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Israel Strikes Meant to Thwart Iran’s Influence in Syria

Israel Strikes Meant to Thwart Iran’s Influence in Syria

Israel’s blistering counterattack to Iranian rocket fire at its soldiers early Thursday shows the country is determined to dislodge Tehran’s forces in Syria from its border, despite the risk of a wider Middle East war. In what the Israeli military called its largest-ever operation inside Syria, warplanes made dozens of strikes against key Iranian infrastructure,…

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Israel Strikes Iranian Targets in Syria as Tensions Escalate

Israel Strikes Iranian Targets in Syria as Tensions Escalate

JERUSALEM — Israeli fighter jets struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria overnight, Israeli officials said, following soon after what the Israeli military described as an unsuccessful Iranian rocket attack against its forces in the Golan Heights. The response — which Israeli officials claimed struck a severe blow to Iran’s military capacity in the area…

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Earthquake strikes in Gulf of Mexico 120 miles southeast of Grand Isle, NWS says

Earthquake strikes in Gulf of Mexico 120 miles southeast of Grand Isle, NWS says

An unusual seismic event shook the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday morning when an earthquake occurred about 120 miles southeast of Grand Isle, according to the United States Geological Survey. Dozens of people had reported feeling vibrations from the quake as of Sunday evening, their locations spanning from southern Louisiana into Mississippi, Florida and Texas, according…

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