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‘No room for error’ for US nuclear forces: Hagel

‘No room for error’ for US nuclear forces: Hagel

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel on Friday acknowledged “troubling lapses” among troops managing the country’s nuclear arsenal and warned their job allowed “no room for error.” In a speech marking a change of leadership at the US military’s Strategic Command that […]


Turkey hopes to finalise China missile purchase in six months

Turkey hopes to finalise China missile purchase in six months

Turkey is hoping to finalise negotiations to acquire its first long-range anti-missile system from China in six months’ time, the head of the country’s procurement agency said Thursday. “The immediate goal for us is in about six months to come […]


North Korea progressing on ICBM to strike US: think-tank

North Korea progressing on ICBM to strike US: think-tank

North Korea is making progress on an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering a first-generation nuclear warhead to the continental United States, a leading US think-tank said Tuesday. The closely followed 38 North website of the Johns Hopkins University’s US-Korea […]


Russia launches Proton rocket with military satellite

Russia launches Proton rocket with military satellite

Russia successfully launched a Proton-M rocket carrying a military satellite in the early hours of Tuesday from its Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The launch took place at 03:46 Moscow time (23:46 GMT) carrying a satellite for the Russian defence ministry, […]


Iran denies it scuttled nuclear talks

Iran denies it scuttled nuclear talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday denied US claims that the Islamic republic had scuttled nuclear talks in Geneva, pointing instead to France as the culprit. US Secretary of State John Kerry said in Abu Dhabi on Monday […]


Japan military drills missiles on Pacific gateway

Japan military drills missiles on Pacific gateway

Japanese soldiers practised surface-to-ship missile drills Monday on an island at the gateway to the Pacific, as part of a huge military exercise that has unsettled China. The practice in Okinawa was part of 18-day war games which Japan began […]


US to spend billions ‘modernizing’ nuclear arsenal

US to spend billions ‘modernizing’ nuclear arsenal

The United States plans to spend billions to upgrade a decades-old atomic bomb designed to stop a Soviet invasion of Europe, as part of a controversial project to modernize its nuclear arsenal. Some lawmakers and experts dismiss the effort as […]


Historic British shipyard shut as defence cuts bite

Historic British shipyard shut as defence cuts bite

BAE Systems will axe 1,775 shipbuilding jobs and close the historic Portsmouth yard in Britain as government austerity hits demand, the British maker of military equipment said on Wednesday. The yard in Portsmouth, on England’s south coast, will be closed […]


North Korea developing electromagnetic pulse weapons: South Korea

North Korea developing electromagnetic pulse weapons: South Korea

South Korea’s spy agency said Monday that North Korea was using Russian technology to develop electromagnetic pulse weapons aimed at paralysing military electronic equipment south of the border. The National Intelligence Service (NIS) said in a report to parliament that […]


 
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