ISIS top commander killed in U.S. led raid in Syria

The US has announced that it has killed a number of chief Islamic State (ISIS) militants in the past week, including the purported second-in-command. Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said the deaths of Abdul Rahman Mustafa al-Qaduli and other members of the group’s “cabinet” would hamper its operations. He gave no details about how Qaduli, an… Read More ISIS top commander killed in U.S. led raid in Syria

South Korea, U.S. begin large-scale military training

Amid blasts of explosives and camouflaging smoke, U.S. and South Korean marines and sailors stormed a beach aboard assault vehicles on Saturday in a mock amphibious landing. The carefully choreographed drill begins a much larger, eight-week series of annual joint military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea. They take place against a backdrop of… Read More South Korea, U.S. begin large-scale military training

U.S. Navy aircraft carrier spotted patrolling South China Sea

A U.S. Navy aircraft carrier strike group is operating in the South China Sea, with the Chinese Navy apparently keeping close watch. The Navy’s Seventh Fleet said in a press release on Friday that the USS John S. Stennis, a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, as well as the guided-missile destroyers USS Chung-Hoon and USS Stockdale, the… Read More U.S. Navy aircraft carrier spotted patrolling South China Sea