Articles written by: Agence France-Presse

Pro-IS hackers seize US Centcom social media accounts

Pro-IS hackers seize US Centcom social media accounts

A group declaring sympathy for the Islamic State jihadist group hacked US Central Command’s Twitter account and YouTube page Monday, posting internal military documents online. The self-declared Cybercaliphate “is already here, we are in your PCs, in each military base,” […]


US trains Iraqis for house-to-house battle against IS

US trains Iraqis for house-to-house battle against IS

A team of camouflage-clad Iraqi soldiers lines up near the door of a one-storey house north of Baghdad with rifles ready, preparing to enter and search it. For now, there are no militants inside, and American and Iraqi instructors are […]


North Korea developing submarine-based missiles: US think-tank

North Korea developing submarine-based missiles: US think-tank

Recent satellite images offer fresh evidence of North Korea developing a marine-based missile system that would give the nuclear-armed state a survivable second-strike nuclear capability, a US think-tank said Friday. The commercial satellite pictures suggest the conning tower of a […]


Sweden confirms second ‘submarine’ sighting

Sweden confirms second ‘submarine’ sighting

Sweden’s military on Sunday confirmed a second sighting in October of what appeared to have been a submarine in waters near Stockholm city center, not long after a search had been launched for a suspected Russian submarine off the coast. […]


IS forced to defend supply lines in Iraq: US

IS forced to defend supply lines in Iraq: US

Islamic State jihadists are having to spend more effort defending key supply lines in Iraq due to US-led air strikes and pressure from local forces, the Pentagon said Friday. The IS group’s supply routes into Iraq from neighboring Syria have […]


US-led strikes may have killed civilians: Pentagon

US-led strikes may have killed civilians: Pentagon

The US military is reviewing several incidents in which civilians may have been killed in coalition air strikes against Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria, officials said Tuesday. The comments marked the first time the US military has acknowledged […]


US spymaster dined with North Korea general responsible for Sony hack

US spymaster dined with North Korea general responsible for Sony hack

The US intelligence chief revealed Wednesday that he dined with the North Korean general believed responsible for hacking Hollywood studio Sony, during a secret mission to Pyongyang two months ago. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper gave a riveting account […]


3D printing could revolutionize war and foreign policy

3D printing could revolutionize war and foreign policy

3D printing will revolutionize war and foreign policy, say experts, not only by making possible incredible new designs but by turning the defence industry — and possibly the entire global economy — on its head. For many, 3D printing still […]


France to deploy aircraft carrier to Gulf in IS fight: report

France to deploy aircraft carrier to Gulf in IS fight: report

The French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle and its fleet will be deployed to the Gulf to support operations against the Islamic State group, a military news site reported on Tuesday. The deployment of the marine battle group is due […]


 
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