February 07, 2017

Iran and China respond to Trump with military drills

Featuring CDR Thomas Shugart, USN

Source: USA Today

Journalist Oren Dorell

China and Iran, two countries that top President Trump's enemies list, are pushing back against his tough talk this week with showy and provocative military drills.

Iran conducted military exercises and rolled out new weapons that its leaders said would help national defense, and China tested a new missile following Trump's Twitter assault on Beijing’s expansion in the South China Sea.

Iran’s defense minister, Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan, displayed the country's newest weapons, including a guided missile, a grenade launcher, a rifle and a pistol. The arms would boost the military’s capabilities in individual combat and in air defense, he said, according to the Tasnim News Agency.

Read the full article at USA Today.

  • CDR Thomas Shugart, USN