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A series of political transitions led by the Arab Spring uprisings are shifting the balance of world power with the United States set to play a less dominant role, a leading think-tank argued Thursday. The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) warned that the optimism of the 2011 revolutions in the Middle East had been [...]
The US Navy views the Asia-Pacific region as a top strategic priority even as it faces possible budget cuts that could curtail other global missions, the naval chief said Wednesday. With China’s clout rising and its military might expanding, President Barack Obama’s deputies and military commanders increasingly portray Asia as a key to American national [...]
NATO members look beyond the alliance’s current problems to plot its future course. The organization’s present model, established in 1999, was crafted before al Qaeda, cyber warfare and piracy posed security threats. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization could be on its way to adopting sweeping reforms, as NATO leaders prepare to meet in Lisbon on [...]
MOSCOW: The United States was unable to detect the presence of Russian strategic submarines in the Arctic before they test-launched two ballistic missiles, a Russian intelligence source said on Wednesday. Russia carried out test launches of two Sineva intercontinental ballistic missiles from two Delta IV class nuclear-powered submarines, located near the North Pole, on July [...]
As part of the 2009 Defence White Paper, the Government committed to fundamental and extensive reform of Defence business to improve accountability, planning and productivity in the organisation. The Secretary of Defence, Mr Nick Warner, and the Chief of Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, released the blueprint for taking forward that reform – [...]
MOSCOW: New rockets will by 2016 account for at least 80 percent of the strategic missile forces in Russia as it replaces its Soviet-era arsenal with new nuclear-capable missiles, the military said Friday. “Plans for the development of the Russian strategic rocket forces through 2016 foresee a decrease in quantity and a transformation in quality [...]
WASHINGTON, DC: As President Barack Obama returns from his European tour where he announced negotiations with Russia for a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty and made a historic speech on the U.S. role in moving towards a “a world without nuclear weapons,” the Nuclear Weapons Complex Consolidation Policy Network will release a major study that [...]