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Tag Archives: Drones

Deployment of US Troops to Poland Sparks Conflict

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According to reports, the Russian government perceives sending 1,000 United States (US) troops to Poland is an aggressive move (Reuters). The US and Poland agreed to have 1,000 US troops dispatched to Poland as a defensive measure for security (Reuters). Ex-commander of Russia’s special forces, Vladimir Shamanov, claim that the US drones that are sent […]

Iran Shoots Down US Spy Drone

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Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) shot down an American drone on Thursday. The IRGC claimed that the drone was on a spy mission over Iran’s territory (Reuters; Tehran Times). US officials denied this by saying that the drone was flying within international airspace (Reuters). US Navy Captain Bill Urban stated that Iranian reports were […]

Air-fights between China and Japan over Contested Islands

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Diplomatic relations between China and Japan have once again become strained after a statement released by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, regarding the historically disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands. Prime Minister Abe addressed international concerns “that China was trying to change the status quo by force, rather than by rule of law,” (BBC) in regards to drone […]