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Study says US missile defense weapons deeply flawed

Study says US missile defense weapons deeply flawed

Washington: US missile defense plans are based on “technical myths” and interceptors have mostly failed to knock out incoming warheads in military tests, a new study argues. Two American scientists reviewed 10 tests of the SM-3 “kill vehicle,” designed to […]


S.Korea minister blames North for warship sinking

S.Korea minister blames North for warship sinking

SEOUL: Seoul’s foreign minister said Wednesday it was “obvious” North Korea was to blame for the sinking of a South Korean warship, and there was enough evidence to take the case to the UN Security Council. The comments by Yu […]


NATO must be ready to intervene anywhere

NATO must be ready to intervene anywhere

Brussels: NATO must be ready to intervene externally, experts said Monday, proposing a new doctrine for the alliance, as well as ensure the security of its 28 member states internally, as it has done since 1949. “In the coming decade, […]


Japan, China in spat over nuclear arsenal

Japan, China in spat over nuclear arsenal

Seoul: Japan has urged China to cut its nuclear arsenal or at least to stop stockpiling more atomic weapons, prompting a strong reaction from Beijing at their foreign ministers’ talks, officials said Sunday. The rare demand came when Japanese Foreign […]


Tensions mount as Thai govt rejects talks

Tensions mount as Thai govt rejects talks

BANGKOK: Thai troops were locked in a tense confrontation with besieged protesters Monday after three days of street battles in the capital that left at least 33 dead and 239 wounded. Guests at a luxury hotel overlooking the sprawling protest […]


Pentagon says military response to cyber attack possible

Pentagon says military response to cyber attack possible

Washington: The Pentagon would consider a military response in the case of a cyber attack against the United States, a US defense official said on Wednesday. Asked about the possibility of using military force after a cyber assault, James Miller, […]


Jordan signs deal with Boeing to buy attack helicopters

Jordan signs deal with Boeing to buy attack helicopters

Amman: Jordan on Wednesday signed a letter of intent with US aerospace giant Boeing to buy AH-6i light attack and reconnaissance helicopters to enhance border security. “This helicopter with its modern and integrated systems will provide us with great capabilities […]


US studying China-Pakistan nuclear deal

US studying China-Pakistan nuclear deal

Washington: The United States said Monday it was carefully reviewing China’s plans to build two civilian nuclear reactors in Pakistan, urging all nations to respect non-proliferation commitments. The China National Nuclear Corporation has agreed to finance two more civilian reactors […]


Iranian missiles could target W. Europe by 2014: IISS

Iranian missiles could target W. Europe by 2014: IISS

London: Iran could target western Europe with missiles by 2014, although it would take at least twice as long before they could hit the United States, experts said in a report published Monday. Tehran is more than a decade away […]


 
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