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Ukranian special forces battle pro-Kremlin militias across the eastern Ukraine

Ukraine in bloody battle to oust pro-Russian gunmen (via AFP) At least two people were killed and nine wounded on Sunday in gun battles between Ukrainian special forces and pro-Kremlin militias that threatened to scuttle the first international talks on the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War. The clashes……

Leaked letter reveals India’s air defense is ‘obsolete’

India’s tank fleet lacks ammunition, its air defences are “97 percent obsolete” and its elite forces lack essential arms, the country’s army chief wrote in an explosive letter leaked Wednesday. The letter to the prime minister dated March 12 — widely reported by the Indian media — lists the shortcomings…

India denies report U.S. troops on soil

India has denied as “factually incorrect” a report that US special forces were stationed in the country as part of counter-terrorism cooperation. Media reports quoted top Pentagon commander Admiral Robert Willard as telling a Congressional hearing on Thursday that US special forces teams were stationed in five South Asian countries,…

U.S. to keep special forces in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The United States plans to maintain special forces in Afghanistan after it winds down its combat operations in the country, using them to hunt down insurgent leaders and train local troops, The New York Times reported. Citing unnamed senior Pentagon officials, the newspaper Saturday said these forces could…

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