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Video appears to show a Russian-made R-27T missile firing at a Saudi jet.

Video shows Houthi rebels in Yemen using a jury-rigged Russian fighter-jet missile to take on an F-15

"I would be reasonably surprised if a fast jet could emit that amount of fire on impact and get home."
U.S. President Donald Trump gestures with both hands as he talks about his 12-day Asian tour that brought him to five countries in Asia, with the final stop in the Philippines for 31st ASEAN Summit Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in Manila, Philippines. At left is National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster and at right is State Secretary Rex Tillerson.

Trump is now more confident, unleashed to do what he wants — and it looks like war on all fronts

With President Donald Trump's Cabinet now stacked with hawks, the US doesn't lack for credibility when it comes to threats of military action.
Lightning strikes near the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt as it transits the Arabian Gulf, Dec. 16, 2017.

US pilots in Syria fight at a huge disadvantage — and it could start a major war at any time

"If you misinterpret what someone does, you can create a massive problem, you can start a war," with Russia, Iran, Turkey, or any number of forces in Syria.

Israel admits it took out a Syrian reactor in 2007 — and it may have prevented a nuclear ISIS

A nuclear-capable ISIS would have had more leverage, and could possibly force concessions from its opponents or prompt other nuclear states to strike first.
The US keeps heavy military power nearby its troops, even when they're deep in the Syrian desert.

Why Russia, Assad, and Iran combined don’t stand a chance against just 2,000 US troops in Syria

Could outnumbered US troops hold back Russian, Syrian, and Iranian troops? "Everybody poses this question as though the US is Luxembourg," a Syria expert says.

If Kim Jong Un gets rid of his nukes, he’s basically signing his own death warrant

"In the end the Gaddafis and Kims of the world are fully responsible for their own fates, whether they give up weapons of mass destruction or not," he said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin leaves the submarine Archangelsk as the crew salutes, in port at Severmorsk, February 17, 2004.

Russia says it snuck nuclear attack submarines near US bases undetected

Russia's military power remains one of its few lifelines to national prestige and this could be a propaganda ploy.
US Marines firing a howitzer in Syria.

US troops in Syria prepare for more Russian attacks after crushing up to 300 mercenaries in February battle

Russians are now reportedly joining up to take revenge on the US after losing the fight in February.

It looks like China accidentally revealed plans for a massive aircraft carrier and submarines to rival the US

A major Chinese ship builder briefly posted, and then deleted, images of ships and weapons systems that reveal China's plans to rival the US.

Trump has to get over John Bolton’s mustache if he wants him as his next national security adviser

H.R. McMaster is much cleaner cut than Bolton and fits with President Donald Trump's "central casting" aesthetic and appreciation for US generals.