US joint military exercises in Latin America seen as threat against Venezuela

The joint military exercises known as Unitas will take place in Colombia raising concern in neighboring Venezuela.

In Colombia, 13 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Canada, and England will participate this Thursday in the 58th edition of the United States Southern Command-sponsored joint military exercises known as “Unitas.”

US Southern Command Begins Joint Military Exercises in Colombia Telesur

Russia Again Claims Syrian Rebels Preparing Chemical Attack, West Will Use as Cause for Strike

Russia on Tuesday again accused Syrian rebels of preparing a chemical attack which Moscow says will be used to justify a Western strike against Syrian troops.

Russia Again Claims Syrian Rebels Preparing Chemical Attack, West Will Use as Cause for Strike Haaretz

Units from ten NATO countries in military parade on Ukraine’s 27th Independence Day

On 24 August 2018, a military parade on the central street of Kyiv was held to mark Ukraine’s 27th Independence Day said to be the largest yet. … Soldiers from 10 NATO member countries marched down vul. Khreschatyk alongside their Ukrainian colleagues.

Units from ten NATO countries and Javelins in military parade on Ukraine’s 27th Independence Day Euromaidan Press

With Ships and Missiles, China Is Ready to Challenge U.S. Navy in Pacific

A modernization program focused on naval and missile forces has shifted the balance of power in the Pacific in ways the United States and its allies are only beginning to digest.

While China lags in projecting firepower on a global scale, it can now challenge American military supremacy in the places that matter most to it: the waters around Taiwan and in the disputed South China Sea.

With Ships and Missiles, China Is Ready to Challenge U.S. Navy in Pacific NY Times

WaPo Uses Photo of John McCain Next to Nazi to Praise His ‘Human Rights’ Work

The Washington Post (8/27/18) published an op-ed by conservative staff opinion columnist Jennifer Rubin praising the late Sen. John McCain for his supposed commitment to “human rights.” … There was an, er, optical problem, however: For the header image on this column, the Washington Post used a photo of McCain speaking next to the notorious Ukrainian neo-Nazi leader Oleh Tyahnybok.

WaPo Uses Photo of John McCain Next to Nazi to Praise His ‘Human Rights’ Work FAIR