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Japan to join major US-Australia military drill

Japan to join major US-Australia military drill

Japanese troops will take part in a major US-Australian military exercise for the first time in July, as Washington looks to bolster links among its allies in the face of an increasingly assertive China. Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) — […]


Europe’s Common Security and Defence Policy: National Perspectives

Europe’s Common Security and Defence Policy: National Perspectives

When one looks at the present state of the CSDP, one cannot help but look on with disenchantment at the energy that appears to have abandoned both institutions and Member States. Commentators increasingly take for granted that nothing much should […]


China Issues First White Paper On Military Strategy

China Issues First White Paper On Military Strategy

On Tuesday, Beijing issued its first white paper on military strategy, ushering in greater military transparency by giving details of the direction of its military buildup to other nations. The document of about 9,000 Chinese characters revealed a list of […]


US to sell bombs to Israel, helicopters to Saudis

US to sell bombs to Israel, helicopters to Saudis

The United States said Wednesday it plans to sell thousands of bombs and missiles to Israel as well as 10 Seahawk helicopters to Saudi Arabia, in deals worth about $1.9 billion each, officials said Wednesday. The US State Department informed […]


Russia flexes Central Asia military might amid Afghan fears

Russia flexes Central Asia military might amid Afghan fears

Russia has deployed hundreds of troops for drills in Central Asia with its ex-Soviet allies in a show of force as anxiety grows over a surge in fighting in neighbouring Afghanistan. Around 2,500 personnel from the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty […]


NATO Focuses on Combating Hybrid Warfare

NATO foreign ministers have agreed on steps to combat hybrid warfare –- the type Russia has used against Ukraine — NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters today in Antalya, Turkey. Speaking at a news conference at the end of […]


Russia says will not sign ‘weak’ arms trade treaty

Russia says will not sign ‘weak’ arms trade treaty

Russia will not sign the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty that requires governments to ensure their exports will not fuel conflicts, a senior foreign ministry official said Sunday. “We decided not to join. We weighed all the pros and cons […]


India to Acquire Airbus C-295s, M-777 Guns, Helicopters

India to Acquire Airbus C-295s, M-777 Guns, Helicopters

The defence ministry on Wednesday night cleared several major long-pending stalled projects worth over Rs 25,000 crore ($3.91 billion), including the Rs 11,929 crore ($1.86 billion) one for 56 medium transport aircraft by the Tata-Airbus consortium, Rs 2,900 crore ($453 […]


NATO, Afghanistan agree on future military-civilian mission

NATO, Afghanistan agree on future military-civilian mission

NATO and Afghan leaders on Wednesday agreed on a framework for a future joint military-civilian presence in Afghanistan when the alliance’s current mission ends, NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. While the new mission would have a military component it […]


 
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