The US Defense Department has presented the White House with a military plan that expects at least two more years of combat operation against suspected terrorists in Somalia, amid the escalating campaign of US drone strikes there, according to a report.
The United States is using the North Korean issue in order to maintain a military foothold on the East Asian mainland as a counter to China, says Professor Dennis Etler, an American political analyst who has a decades-long interest in international affairs.
The American public and international community must pressure the United States to avoid a military conflict with North Korea, since a war would be devastating for both sides, a human rights expert and peace activist says.
The U.S. military did not kill any civilians when it accompanied Somali forces on a deadly raid in August, U.S. Africa command said late on Wednesday, the first public statement on the findings from an investigation into the raid.
South Korea is mulling over rescheduling a joint annual military exercise with the United States slated for early next year in an attempt not to provoke North Korea during the 2018 Olympic Games, which are to be held in the South at the time.
A United Nations General Assembly committee has approved a draft resolution that urges Myanmar to halt military operations in the country’s Rakhine state that have “led to the systematic violation and abuse of human rights” of Rohingya Muslims.