Latest Military & Defense News Updates

North Korea Increases Military Spending Amid Nuclear Standoff

VOA, TOKYO — North Korea increased military spending more than planned this year because of rising tensions over its development of nuclear weapons. The communist nation also is sending signals that it will not make concessions to resolve a 15-month-old […]

Israeli Spy Plane Deal with India Nears Completion

VOA,  Israeli officials say India will buy three Israeli-made Phalcon airborne early warning systems.   The Phalcon consists of sophisticated Israeli-made radar mounted on a Russian-built cargo plane.   The radar will enable India to have long-range identification of targets and weapons […]

Tacticle Nuclear Weapons.

, ONCE again, science fiction has predicted science fact. Remember those movies where the hero (or villain) uses a beam from a compact laser to blow a rocket out of the sky? Last December, that generic bit of sci-fi drama […]


MENL, GCC leaders and their representatives endorsed a counter-insurgency accord during their two-day summit in Kuwait that ended on Monday. The accord calls for intelligence exchange, law enforcement cooperation, measures to halt financing to insurgency groups and steps to discourage […]


MENL, A Saudi military team visited Pakistan and evaluated the Khaled tank during the visit by Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz in October. The Saudi team was composed of 23 officers from the Royal Saudi Land Forces, headed […]

Selective Memory and a Dishonest Doctrine

Toronto Star, All people who have any concern for human rights, justice and integrity should be overjoyed by the capture of Saddam Hussein, and should be awaiting a fair trial for him by an international tribunal. An indictment of Saddam's […]

Recipe for Violence

Arabnews, When Ariel Sharon declared that, should there be no progress along the road map, he would go it alone and declare a unilateral settlement, there were immediate fears of more violence. Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qorei has since said […]

If Libya can do it, why not Israel?

The Guardian, We can no longer turn a blind eye to the fifth largest nuclear power There's a logic to these things. Muammar Gadafy, growing older, and his isolated Libya, growing poorer, were getting nothing worthwhile from the atomic bomb […]

Iran and Syria are next to feel the heat


Ratio of armour to infantry #forum #military2 days ago