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Israeli Air Force F-15 planes fly during an aerial demonstration at a graduation ceremony for Israeli air force pilots at the Hatzerim air base in southern Israel, December 27, 2017.

Israel sees an Iranian ‘air force’ assembling in Syria — and looks ready to deal it a knockout blow

Experts say Iran's forces in Syria are exposed to Israel's air force and are being warned that they could get knocked out if they cross a line.
A US soldier in the Syrian town of Darbasiya

Trump reportedly wants to get out of Syria — here’s how many troops the US has in the country

Although the US never officially had boots on the ground in Syria like it did in Iraq, the American operation in Syria was still stunning large.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and John Bolton at the Pentagon in Washington, March 29, 2018.

‘All sticks, no carrots’: John Bolton arrives at the White House with a crisis brewing in Syria and no hint of what Trump will do

New national security adviser John Bolton comes into office with a reputation for hawkishness, but it's not clear whether that will work with Trump.
A screenshot showing Saudi Soldiers capture a Quds Force headquarters in a propaganda video showing the might of the Saudi military

A crazy viral video showing Saudi Arabia destroying Iran’s military is now more relevant than ever

While Saudi Arabia's military equipment is among the best in the world, it still has trouble countering Iranian influence in the region.
Saudi Arabia's missile defense system intercepts several missiles fired from rebel-Houthis.

Saudi Arabia’s missile defenses look to have ‘failed catastrophically’ at trying to stop a large Houthi strike

One person died and two others were injured from shrapnel, according to a news outlet based in the United Arab Emirates.
President Donald Trump speaks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017 in New York City.

Trump’s new top security adviser wants to bomb Iran and tear up the nuclear deal

Newly appointed national security advisor John Bolton is perhaps the most hawkish addition to President Donald Trump's cabinet.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The US is charging 9 Iranians with hacking major American universities on behalf of the Iranian government

The US charged nine Iranians with orchestrating cyberattacks against more than 350 entities, mostly universities, on behalf of the Iranian government.
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.