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US budget outline calls for huge Pentagon increase, cuts to State

The Pentagon on Monday unveiled a mammoth budget proposal for fiscal 2019 that would see a more than 10 percent boost in spending and...

Chinese Army Pushes for Stronger Defense Tech Intellectual Property Protection

The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) pushed for more robust protection of the intellectual properties behind Chinese military and technological innovations in an article published...

France to Boost Military Spending

French President Emmanuel Macron's government is ramping up military spending, arming drones and hiring more "cyberfighters" for Europe's biggest army. The move comes amid...

Russia sold $15 billion worth of weapons in 2017

MOSCOW: Russia sold around $15 billion worth of weapons in 2017, maintaining a similar level of sales to the previous year, the country's agency...

France hikes defence spending to hit NATO target

France on Wednesday announced plans to boost defence spending by more than 40 percent, bringing it into line with NATO targets after complaints from...

Coalition forces announce shift as campaign against ISIS progresses in Iraq, Syria

Enabled by accelerated successes following the liberation of Mosul, the coalition will shift its focus in Iraq from enabling combat operations to sustaining military...

On mountain frontline, Yemen army makes push for Sanaa

Ignoring the rumble of heavy artillery, Yemeni commander Nasr al-Dibani points at Huthi bases from a jagged clifftop, outlining his push to break a...

Russia Infrastructure Spying Could Cause ‘Total Chaos’: UK Defence Minister

Britain's Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has accused Russia of spying on its critical infrastructure as part of possible plans to create "total chaos" in...
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Germany’s Cabinet Approved Record-Breaking Arms Exports

Germany's current government has approved massive arms exports to countries in conflict areas, according to a new report. The CDU-SPD cabinet also set new...

Turkey’s Assault on Kurdish Fighters Concerns United States, Officials Say

As Turkey continues its attack on Kurdish forces along the Syrian border town of Afrin, the Defense Department says the Islamic State of Iraq...