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North Korea still ‘serious and imminent threat’: Japan

North Korea still poses a "serious and imminent threat", Japan said Tuesday in its first annual defence review since an outbreak of diplomacy on...

Russia signs military cooperation pact with Central African Republic

Moscow and the Central African Republic signed a military cooperation agreement on Tuesday, less than a month after three Russian journalists were killed in...

Yemen bus strike killed 40 children, says Red Cross

Forty children were among 51 people killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen, the Red Cross said...

US Defense Chief Woos Brazil as Chinese Influence Grows

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis praised Brazil's clout and urged closer strategic ties Tuesday in what appeared to be part of a concerted push...

Special Forces Soldiers help Afghan forces defeat ISIS in eastern Afghanistan

Afghan Special Security Forces, advised by U.S. Army Special Forces Soldiers assigned to NATO Special Operations Component Command-Afghanistan, captured a major Islamic State-Khorasan (ISIS-K)...

FY19 Defense Authorization Bill Passes Congress in Record Speed

The Defense Department applauds the passage of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act at the swiftest pace in 20 years, Pentagon officials...

Erdogan backs ally Maduro after ‘assassination bid’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday spoke by phone with Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro, passing on his best wishes after what Caracas said...

US Base in Southern Syria Sends ‘Signal’ to Iran

PENTAGON: The United States maintains a base in southern Syria that limits Iranian forces’ ability to move through Syria’s al-Tanf border crossing, U.S. officials...
Sukhoi Su-25 jet fighter flies during a drill

Israel says shoots down Syrian warplane

Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet with surface-to-air missiles Tuesday after the plane infiltrated airspace it controls, the military said, in a rare...

No military cooperation with Russia in Syria for now: Mattis

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday there would be no cooperation with the Russian military in Syria -- at least for now. After US...