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A Russian military jet flew within 5 feet of a US Navy plane

A Russian military SU-27 jet intercepted a US Navy P-3 Orion maritime surveillance aircraft over the Black Sea Monday, coming within five feet of the aircraft.
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald, damaged by colliding with a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel, is seen at the U.S. naval base in Yokosuka,, Japan June 18, 2017.

Here are the details of the 2 deadly crashes that led to negligent homicide charges for US Navy officers

The USS Fitzgerald and the USS John S. McCain both collided with civilian ships in the summer of 2017.
The littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) operates in the waters off Southern California.

The US Navy’s much criticized Littoral Combat Ships could soon pack a punch

The US Navy's Littoral Combat Ships have been repeatedly criticized for its lack of firepower and numerous mechanical failures.
United States President Donald J. Trump arrives to make remarks and sign a proclamation to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC on Friday, January 12, 2018.

The White House’s conference call on the Iran deal went completely off the rails

A conference call with members of the media descended into madness today, after administration officials had difficulty enabling the "listening only" feature.
A Topol-M missile launcher drives in Red Square during a Victory Day military parade in Moscow May 9, 2008.

Russia is testing new tech for its ICBMs that could defeat NATO missile defenses

With its most recent test in December, Russia is getting close to hypersonic missile proliferation.
Su-24 Bomber

2 Russian military personnel were killed in the mortar attack at a Syrian air base that reportedly destroyed 7 Russian jets

The Russian Ministry of Defense admitted that a mortar attack on its airbase in Syria had killed two "military personnel," but said no jets were destroyed.
A military aide, carrying the "football" containing launch codes for nuclear weapons, accompanies U.S. President Donald Trump onto Marine One upon Trump's departure from the White House in Washington DC, February 3, 2017.

Trump doesn’t have a ‘nuclear button’ — here’s what he would need to do to fire a nuke

President Donald Trump tweeted that he had a "Nuclear Button" to launch a missile attack, but the process is much more complicated than he made it seem.

China reportedly tested a ballistic missile with a hypersonic glide vehicle

China has tested a new missile that is equipped with a "hypersonic glide vehicle," something that no one nation has been able to do so far.
Xi Jinping

The 10 biggest risks the world faces in 2018

"If we had to pick one year for a big unexpected crisis — the geopolitical equivalent of the 2008 financial meltdown — it feels like 2018."
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko during the U.N. General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 21, 2017.

The US is sending anti-tank missiles to Ukraine — and it’s not clear what comes next

President Donald Trump has approved a controversial part of an arms sale to Ukraine that includes FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missile systems.