Author: Steve Briggs

Steve is an accomplished writer and journalist with an interest in military affairs around the world. Previously he was a contributor to the AFJ (Armed Forces Journal - armedforcesjournal.com). Outside of his normal work, he enjoys playing FPS games and paintball. 2344 Gnatty Creek Road, SPIRITWOOD North Dakota, 58481 516-438-9006 steve@coleofduty.com

Erdogan “does not accept” that Turkey can be deprived of nuclear missiles

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Was Hans Rühle, a German defense expert, right when he suggested that Turkey was trying to acquire nuclear weapons? Several plans to build a nuclear power plant in Turkey have been mentioned over the years, but none were verified. And in July 2000, then-Prime Minister Bülent Ecevit put an end to the project to build […]

US Administration Proposes to Sell F-16V Aircraft to Taiwan for $8 Billion

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After deploying troops to the border, the Chinese authorities have warned that they will not remain “idle” if the demonstrations underway in Hong Kong were to “degenerate.” This territory, which was once under British sovereignty, has, until 2047, a wide autonomy from Beijing. But the announcement in April of a bill to allow for judicial […]

US threatens to redeploy Polish forces to Germany

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The upcoming G7 summit, which will take place in Biarritz from August 24 to 26, will no doubt be an opportunity for US President Donald Trump to attack Germany again, which he regularly criticizes for its low military spending and its participation in the Nord Stream II gas pipeline project, which will increase its dependence […]

UK to join US for ‘maritime security mission’ in Persian Gulf

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After Iran’s seizure of the UK-registered oil tanker Stena Impero, Jeremy Hunt, then British Foreign Minister, proposed to set up a European naval mission that would have been tasked with ensuring maritime safety in the UK. And there was no question of participation in the international coalition wanted by the United States, given the different […]

Qatar has inaugurated a large naval base for its coastguards

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If Qatar had to have only one Achilles heel, it would certainly be its supply of fresh water. Not having enough to meet the needs of its inhabitants, it relies on seawater desalination plants, located mainly on the site of Ras Laffan, which is also the largest gas complex in the Middle East. In 2013, […]

The United Nations asks Russia to justify itself about the bombing of hospitals in Syria

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Escaping control of the Syrian regime, the province of Idleb, largely led by the jihadist organization Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, has been the target of frequent air raids since the end of April. According to figures provided by the United Nations, at least 23 hospitals and one ambulance have been affected. Since the beginning of the […]

Russian Tu-95 “Bear” bombers accused of violating Japanese airspace twice

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Japan and Russia have not yet signed a peace treaty since the end of the Second World War and continue to oppose the status of the Kuril Islands, annexed by the Soviet Union in 1945. And the settlement of this dispute territorial is not about to succeed. It remains “a painstaking task to achieve a […]