US-backed Kurdish fighters follow in footsteps of WWII Marine Raiders with homemade sniper rifle

U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters known as the People’s Protection Unit, or YPG, are fielding a monster-sized 12.7 mm homemade sniper rifle pieced together from other weapons.

How North Korea might respond to the US-South Korea war games

America’s annual joint military exercises with South Korea always frustrate North Korea. The war games set to begin Monday may hold more potential to provoke than ever, given President Donald Trump’s “fire and fury” threats and Pyongyang’s as-yet-unpursued plan to launch missiles close to Guam.

Lebanon starts offensive to clear border of ISIS militants

Lebanon’s U.S.-backed army on Saturday launched its biggest military operation yet against Islamic State militants who in 2014 gained a foothold along the tiny Mediterranean country’s border with Syria.

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