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Sean Rayment

Former US Marine general warns that the US needs to be prepared for the threats posed by Russia and China

One of the United States’ most celebrated generals has warned that America will need to strengthen its military forces to counter the  joint threat from Russia and China. Retired Marine Corps General James Mattis warned of the growing nexus between the…

Western intelligence chiefs recruiting members of the Russia military elite

US and British intelligence chiefs are recruiting disaffected members of Russia’s high command humiliated by the Kremlin’s failure to win the war in Ukraine. Senior intelligence officials within the CIA and MI6 believe that a growing number of senior officers…

China will have an arsenal of 1,000 nuclear warheads by 2030, says Nato chief

China is on course to develop an arsenal of up to 1,000 nuclear weapons within six years, the head of Nato has warned. Jens Stoltenberg, Nato’s secretary general, said the communist state was investing heavily in modern weaponry, including nuclear…

Russia is recruiting 30,000 soldiers a month to fight in Ukraine

Russia is still able to generate 30,000 recruits a month to fight on the frontline in Ukraine despite suffering in excess of 500,000 casualties, western officials have said.  The Russian summer offensive has cost Moscow a record 1,200 personnel killed…

Russian warships and a nuclear submarine will visit Cuba amid rising tensions with the US.

Four Russian warships and a nuclear-powered submarine will enter Cuban waters next week as part of a preplanned set of military exercises between the two countries.The disclosure immediately drew comparisons with the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 when the then…

Chinese mercenaries are fighting for Russia in Ukraine.

Former members of the Chinese Army are fighting for Russia in Ukraine as part of an international force of mercenaries recruited by the Kremlin.Videos on social media have allegedly shown two former members of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) recalling…

National Security News identifies six potential Iranian presidential candidates.

The end of official mourning for Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi has kick-started a competition in which as many as 20 potential successors have been proposed.All candidates have to be cleared by the 12-strong elite body known as the Guardian Council,…

US President names Kenya as a major non-Nato ally.

US President Joe Biden has named Kenya as a major non-Nato ally, making it the first sub-Saharan African country to receive that designation. Mr Biden announced the move during a three-day state visit by Kenyan President William Ruto. It is…

Russia is too scared to deploy its “state-of-the-art” Armata T-14 tank to Ukraine.

Russia is too scared to deploy its “cutting edge” Armata tank to Ukraine because President Vladimir Putin fears they will all be destroyed, the British Ministry of Defence has claimed. Intelligence chiefs have revealed that the Kremlin fears that its…

The military’s most secretive unit on recruitment drive for undercover operations

The military’s most secretive unit is on a recruitment drive to select more men and women to carry out undercover operations, The Telegraph revealed. The Defence Human Intelligence Unit (DHU), also known as Defence Humint Unit, works closely with the Special Forces. The…