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Russian warships lurking off Syria are probably hanging around for cruise missile strikes in a major offensive

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AP/Russian Defense Ministry Press Service
Russia recently gathered its forces in the Mediterranean for combat exercises. The drills have since concluded, but Russian naval assets remain in the area.
US defense officials suspect that the Russian navy is hanging around in the area to launch cruise missile strikes should senior leadership order a strike as Moscow's partners in Syria prepare for a massive assault on the last rebel stronghold.
Unless the Russian navy is hunting for the Red October in the eastern Mediterranean, it is likely that so many Russian ships have remained there since...
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The US is ready to send in F-35s into combat if tensions with Russia and Syria boil over

The US is ready to send in F-35s into combat if tensions with Russia and Syria boil over

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Russia threatened to retaliate against US forces in Syria if the US tries to punish chemical weapons use in the country.
Russia has a massive naval presence in the Mediterranean near Syria and a considerable number of fighter jets in what looks like an attempt to scare off the US.
But the US just pulled up a small aircraft carrier full of US Marine Corps F-35Bs, something which Russia has never seen before.
The US Navy said the F-35Bs were ready and waiting to respond to a crisis and go straight into combat against whoever steps up.
The US has a small aircraft carrier hosting F-35B stealth...
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