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US resumes ties with Indonesian special forces

US resumes ties with Indonesian special forces

Jakarta: The United States said Thursday it would resume ties with Indonesian special forces after a 12-year hiatus as part of efforts by Washington to reach out to the world’s largest Muslim nation. The announcement, made during a visit by […]


Afghanistan eyes 2014 security handover

Afghanistan eyes 2014 security handover

KABUL: The international community on Tuesday endorsed sweeping Afghan government plans to take responsibility for security by 2014, forge peace to end nine years of war and take greater control of aid projects. UN chief Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary […]


US ready to restore dialogue with China’s military: Gates

US ready to restore dialogue with China’s military: Gates

Seoul: US Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Wednesday said he stood ready to revive a dialogue with China’s military, especially in light of some “worrying” signals from Beijing. Forging relations between the two countries’ armed forces was crucial to preventing […]


China may boost missiles aimed at Taiwan to 1,900

China may boost missiles aimed at Taiwan to 1,900

Taipei: China could raise the number of missiles aimed at Taiwan to 1,900 by the end of the year despite warming ties between the former bitter rivals, according to the island’s deputy defence minister. Military experts estimate that the PLA […]


Israel to deploy new anti-missile system in November

Israel to deploy new anti-missile system in November

Jerusalem: Israel will deploy in November its anti-missile system designed to combat threats from the Gaza Strip and Lebanon, the defence ministry said on Monday. “The Iron Dome interceptor, in conjunction with air force and anti-aircraft systems, successfully downed a […]


Taiwan holds computerised wargame simulating China invasion

Taiwan holds computerised wargame simulating China invasion

Taipei, Taiwan: Taiwan on Monday started a computerised wargame simulating a D-Day style attack by China, the defence ministry said. During the five-day drill, Chinese forces attack the island from Guangzhou and Nanjing, the military districts nearest Taiwan, while Taiwanese […]


US officials push back at ‘troubling’ spy agency report

US officials push back at ‘troubling’ spy agency report

WASHINGTON: US officials pushed back Monday at a lengthy Washington Post report critical of the bloated and sometimes inefficient US intelligence network, which one called a “roadmap” for US foes. The second segment of the three-part Post series on the […]


S.Korea develops long-range cruise missile: report

S.Korea develops long-range cruise missile: report

Seoul: South Korea has developed a longer-range cruise missile capable of hitting nuclear or military sites in North Korea, a report said Saturday. The state-run Agency for Defense Development has begun manufacturing the ground-to-ground Hyunmu-3C with a range of up […]


Canada to buy 65 Lockheed Martin fighter jets

Canada to buy 65 Lockheed Martin fighter jets

Ottawa: Canada on Friday unveiled its most expensive military purchase ever — a multi-billion dollar deal to buy 65 Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter jets to replace its aging squadron. The Joint Strike Fighter jets, developed by Lockheed Martin in […]


 
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