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As China circles, US-Thai military friendship stumbles

Thai soldiers stand guard

Perturbed by Thailand’s coup, the United States has scaled back a showpiece joint military exercise with its Southeast Asian ally, but analysts say that with China circling for influence, Washington will not push the kingdom’s generals too far. Famed for […]


China 2015 military drills to focus on ‘winning local wars’

China 2015 military drills to focus on ‘winning local wars’

China’s military training this year will focus on “improving fighting capacity” to win “local wars”, the defence ministry said Thursday, with Beijing embroiled in several territorial disputes. The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been tasked with improving its ability to […]


India, US to Kick Off Joint Production On 4 Defense Projects

India, US to Kick Off Joint Production On 4 Defense Projects

Renewing their expansive defense framework for another 10 years, India and the US on Sunday decided to kick off joint manufacturing of four relatively modest military products and explore the development of two more high-end technologies. The two nations agreed […]


Philippines slams China island building as Beijing hits back

Philippines slams China island building as Beijing hits back

The Philippines’ foreign minister on Thursday slammed China’s attempts to build islands in the disputed South China Sea, prompting Beijing to accuse Manila of making “trouble out of nothing”. Albert del Rosario repeated a warning that Beijing was reclaiming land […]


U.S., South Korea Armies to Establish Combined Division

U.S., South Korea Armies to Establish Combined Division

The 2nd Infantry “Warrior” Division is entering a significant phase in its 100-year history. For more than 60 years, 2nd Infantry Division Soldiers have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with their South Korean allies on freedom’s frontier keeping the peninsula secure against an […]


US Deploys First MC-130J to Asia

US Deploys First MC-130J to Asia

Kadena’s newest aircraft touched down here, Dec. 21, 2014, after a flight across the Pacific to its new home with the 353rd Special Operations Group. The MC-130J Commando II is replacing the retiring MC-130P Combat Shadow assigned to the 353rd […]


Taiwan launches its largest ever missile ship

Taiwan launches its largest ever missile ship

Taiwan on Tuesday launched its largest ever missile ship Tuesday as the island strives to modernise its armed forces in response to a perceived threat from China. The 500-tonne corvette named ‘Tuo Chiang’ — ‘Tuo River’ — is the first […]


Separatists kill at least 34 in northeast India: police

Separatists kill at least 34 in northeast India: police

Tribal separatists killed at least 34 people, including four women, in a series of attacks in India’s remote northeastern state of Assam on Tuesday, police said. The attacks took place in the two districts of Kokrajhar and Sonitpur, senior state […]


China will not go to war for North Korea: former general

China Military Soldiers

China will not step in to save neighboring North Korea if the Pyongyang regime collapses or starts a war, a retired People’s Liberation Army general said, possibly signalling waning patience in Beijing with its wayward, nuclear-armed ally. “China is not […]


 
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