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Germany Floods Middle East with Weapons

Germany Floods Middle East with Weapons

German Vice Chancellor and Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel is facing an awkward trip. From Saturday, he will be on a four-day journey through Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar – all countries where Germany has significant business interests. […]


German Government Says No Tanks for Lithuania: Report

German Government Says No Tanks for Lithuania: Report

The German government has said it will not fulfill a request from its NATO ally and European Union partner Lithuania for the delivery of so-called Boxer tanks, a media report said on Sunday, citing the German Defense Ministry. “A delivery […]


Turkey, US Sign Deal to Train Syria Rebels

Syrian civil war

The United States and Turkey have signed an agreement to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting against the “Islamist State” group. Washington and Ankara have been in talks about such a pact for several months. “The agreement was signed by […]


Turkey Defers Air Defense Missile Decision As China Talks Continue

Patriot Air Defense Missiles

Turkey is sending mixed signals over whether it will buy a multi-billion dollar anti-missile defense system from NATO allies or China. Turkey’s posturing could backfire, writes Jacob Resneck from Istanbul. Turkey’s announcement in 2013 that it had accepted a $3.4 […]


Germany Approves Weapons Exports to Saudi Arabia

Leopard 2A7+ as seen on the Eurosatory

After a few weeks of uncertainty, Berlin has approved the delivery of military equipment to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Egypt. Opposition politicians have accused the ruling coalition of putting profit before human rights. Germany’s Federal Security Council approved the export […]


Obama to Reverse Defense Spending Limits In 2016 Budget

Obama to Reverse Defense Spending Limits In 2016 Budget

US President Barack Obama was planning to undo cuts on defense and other domestic programs as part of his budget for 2016, the White House said Thursday. Obama’s main goal is to freeze the so-called “sequester,” a series of automatic […]


Confusion Over German Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia

Confusion Over German Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia

The German government on Monday refused to confirm or deny a newspaper report that it had stopped all arms exports to Saudi Arabia, in the wake of controversy over the Arab state’s ongoing human rights abuses. The Bild am Sonntag […]


Japan Ramps Up Military Budget to Ward Off China

F-15J fighter jets

The government of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approved a 2.8 percent rise in defense spending on Wednesday, with Tokyo seeking to bolster defenses in its waters bordering China. “The situation around Japan is changing,” Defense Minister Gen Nakatani said […]


NATO Prepares ‘Spearhead’ to Ward Off Russia

NATO Prepares ‘Spearhead’ to Ward Off Russia

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has voiced concern about Russia’s “aggressive” behavior. He told a press conference that the alliance was working on a “spearhead” to deter any possible threat. Beginning early next year NATO will have a new reaction […]


 
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