Reports: Russia Launches Electronic Warfare in Syria as Tensions Rise

Vladimir Putin

Russia is preparing to begin waging electronic warfare in Syria with the institution of jamming systems that are meant to prevent an incident similar to the attack on Tuesday that brought down a Russian plane in the war-torn region, according to reports by the Russian news media.

Moscow also will install in Syria a highly advanced missile system capable of shooting down aircraft from the ground.

Russia’s massive military buildup in the region comes as its forces begin to suffer casualties as a result of the country’s efforts to defend President Bashar al-Assad and combat Islamic State militants.

U.S. Grants Reprieve to Firm Aiding Iran in Evading U.S. Sanctions

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani smiles while replying to a question during a news conference on the sidelines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters in New York September 26

An Italian company penalized for violating U.S. sanctions on Iran has been de-listed by the Obama administration, prompting criticism from experts who believe the United States is caving to the Islamic Republic’s demands before it upholds its end of the recent nuclear deal, according to information provided by the Treasury and State Departments.

Congress Considers Cutting State Department Funding for Refugee Resettlement

Syria refugee

Congress is considering proposals to cut federal funding to the State Department enabling it to resettle refugees into the United States, according Rep. Jeff Duncan, who warned in an interview Thursday with the Washington Free Beacon that the country’s porous Southern border is providing a pathway for potential terrorists to enter the United States undetected.