250 U.S. Special Operations troops to be deployed to Syria

President of the US, Barack Obama will make an announcement regarding an additional 250 special operations forces to be sent to Syria in the coming weeks, according to White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes. “Our special forces can provide critical expertise” to Syrian forces, Rhodes said, adding that those Syrian troops “will be… Read More 250 U.S. Special Operations troops to be deployed to Syria

Two firefighters shot as they responded to emergency call

A firefighter was shot and killed, and a second one seriously injured while responding to a medical call at a home in Maryland, authorities said. John Ulmschneider, 39, died after the shooting in Prince George’s County on Friday night, fire officials said. The firefighters were responding to a relative’s call “expressing concern” about the occupant… Read More Two firefighters shot as they responded to emergency call

Russian fighter jets make close overflight of US missile destroyer

Unarmed Russian fighter jets made two extremely close overflights this week of the USS Donald Cook, sailing in the Baltic Sea. Navy officials are not commenting publicly, but inside the Pentagon there is an intense discussion about releasing video and still photos of the Russian encounter to demonstrate the danger the jets posed to the… Read More Russian fighter jets make close overflight of US missile destroyer