Showing posts with label US. Show all posts
Showing posts with label US. Show all posts

Israel war: Armed Services senators press Austin to send spare Iron Dome batteries


Oct 12, 2023.  Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

A bipartisan group of Senate Armed Services Committee members sent a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Wednesday requesting that the Pentagon send Iron Dome batteries to Israel as the country faces near-constant rocket fire from Hamas terrorists.

US warns Iran, Hezbollah to ‘think twice’ about opening new front against Israel


A senior Pentagon official slammed the Hamas attacks on Israel as “ISIS-level savagery.”

Oct 9, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

A senior US defense official said Monday that military posture increases in the Middle East were intended to serve as a deterrent signal to Iran, Lebanon’s Hezbollah and any other proxy in the region following the Hamas attack likened to “ISIS-level savagery.”

Egypt listed by US for use of child soldiers in military operations


The US government has included Egypt in its Human Trafficking Report for employing child soldiers, particularly in the North Sinai region.

Sept 19, 2023.  Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas

The US government has for the first time included Egypt in its list of countries employing child soldiers, focusing primarily on the North Sinai region where Egypt has been battling an insurgency for about a decade.

US allows much of Egypt military aid despite human rights concerns


Egyptian army 

Sept 16, 2023. Posted by  Balkan Periscope - Hellas


The Biden administration has allowed much of US foreign military aid to Egypt to go ahead, saying the country was vital for US national security interests, despite what critics have said about widespread human rights abuses, Reuters reports.