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Poland needs nuclear arms to ward off Russia: Walesa

Poland needs nuclear arms to ward off Russia: Walesa

Polish anti-communist icon Lech Walesa said Poland should procure nuclear weapons as a safeguard against Russia, which it blames for stoking the crisis in neighboring Ukraine. “Poland needs to stand up to Russia,” the Nobel Peace laureate, who spearheaded Poland’s […]


Israel Takes Delivery of New Hi-Tech German Submarine

Israel Takes Delivery of New Hi-Tech German Submarine

The Israeli military announced on Tuesday it has taken delivery from Germany of a new submarine, the most sophisticated in its fleet. A third of the cost of the new Dolphin 2 class sub was borne by Germany as part […]


Iran unveils new missile-equipped drone

Iran unveils new missile-equipped drone

Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new missile-equipped drone to boost its military arsenal, as part of events marking the end of its 1980-1988 war against Iraq. Iranian engineers working for the armed forces have “built the drones to carry air […]


Japan wants its own early-warning planes: report

Japan wants its own early-warning planes: report

Japan’s defence ministry wants to develop its own early-warning aircraft, replacing US-made planes as the Chinese and Russian air forces grow more assertive, a report said Sunday. The ministry has asked for an initial 80 million yen ($642,000) from the […]


Apple’s new encryption to lock out government

Apple’s new encryption to lock out government

Apple is rolling out new privacy protections for iPhones and iPads, with a new system that makes it impossible for the company to unlock a device even with a warrant. Apple’s privacy terms updated late Wednesday indicate that under its […]


Ukraine says Russia masses troops on Ukraine border

Ukraine says Russia masses troops on Ukraine border

The Ukrainian government accused Russia on Thursday of massing around 4,000 troops on the border of Russian-annexed Crimea and Ukraine, as multiple Crimean residents also reported seeing troop movements. “According to our information, almost all military units of the Russian […]


US accuses China of hacking into defense contract firms

US accuses China of hacking into defense contract firms

Chinese hackers believed to be linked to Beijing conducted dozens of cyberattacks on US defense contractors between 2012 and 2013, potentially compromising military operations, a congressional probe warned Wednesday. A study by the Senate Armed Services Committee found that hackers […]


Taiwan shows force in biggest naval exercise in 25 years

Taiwan shows force in biggest naval exercise in 25 years

Taiwan’s navy fired anti-submarine rockets and guns Wednesday simulating their response if China launched an invasion, as part of the island’s biggest naval drill in 25 years. The event was presided over by President Ma Ying-jeou and staged primarily in […]


US bolstering cyber defense with new corps: NSA chief

US bolstering cyber defense with new corps: NSA chief

The US military is building a new cyber defense corps that can be used to protect the nation and possibly for offensive purposes, the commander of the unit said Tuesday. National Security Agency director Michael Rogers, who also heads the […]


 
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