Saudi Arabia, already economically challenged, has decided to pay out an extra 5,000 Saudi riyals (1,333 US dollars) monthly to the troops fighting on the front lines in the Saudi-led war on Yemen, where reports have drawn a dark picture of Saudi-led military personnel’s morale.
The US Defense Department has presented the White House with a military plan that expects at least two more years of combat operation against suspected terrorists in Somalia, amid the escalating campaign of US drone strikes there, according to a report.
The United States is using the North Korean issue in order to maintain a military foothold on the East Asian mainland as a counter to China, says Professor Dennis Etler, an American political analyst who has a decades-long interest in international affairs.
The American public and international community must pressure the United States to avoid a military conflict with North Korea, since a war would be devastating for both sides, a human rights expert and peace activist says.
The U.S. military did not kill any civilians when it accompanied Somali forces on a deadly raid in August, U.S. Africa command said late on Wednesday, the first public statement on the findings from an investigation into the raid.