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US affirms ‘ironclad’ promise to defend Philippines

US affirms ‘ironclad’ promise to defend Philippines

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told his Philippine counterpart on Wednesday that Washington’s pledge to defend the Pacific nation remains “ironclad” and called for an end to land reclamation in the South China Sea, officials said. In talks in Hawaii […]


China Jams US Spy Drones Over Disputed South China Sea Islands

China Jams US Spy Drones Over Disputed South China Sea Islands

China tried to electronically jam US drone flights over the disputed South China Sea in order to prevent surveillance on man-made islands Beijing is constructing as a part of an aggressive land reclamation initiative, US officials said. Global Hawk long-range […]


Xi tells Kerry: Pacific Ocean big enough for China and US

Xi tells Kerry: Pacific Ocean big enough for China and US

China’s relationship with the US is “stable” despite tensions in the South China Sea, President Xi Jinping told top American diplomat John Kerry Sunday, adding that the Pacific Ocean is “vast enough” for both powers, state media said. Xi met […]


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 […]


US ‘concerned’ by China but not adversary: Pentagon chief

US ‘concerned’ by China but not adversary: Pentagon chief

The United States is “deeply concerned” by some of China’s behavior but the top world powers do not need to be adversaries, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Monday as he prepared to head to Asia for key talks with […]


Analyst: Joint-Arab Military Force Poses Perilous Challenge

Analyst: Joint-Arab Military Force Poses Perilous Challenge

CAIRO: For months, members of the Arab League have been calling for a joint military force to quell the violence engulfing the region. Now that member states have largely agreed, analysts say having the force materialize and preparing it to […]


Russia-friendly Greece could ‘paralyze’ NATO

Russia-friendly Greece could ‘paralyze’ NATO

A Moscow-friendly Greece could paralyse NATO’s ability to react to Russian aggression, former US national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski warned Wednesday. Athens could use its veto to slow the alliance’s response if Russia set its sights on its Baltic member […]


Argentina condemns British ‘provocation’ in Falklands

Argentina condemns British ‘provocation’ in Falklands

Argentina branded Britain’s plans to beef up its defenses in the Falkland Islands a “provocation” and a pre-election stunt Wednesday. On Tuesday, British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said London would spend £180 million ($268 million) over 10 years to counter […]


Pentagon Expedites $17.9 Million in Equipment to Aid Iraqis

Caiman mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles in Iraq

The Defense Department has expedited $17.9 million in equipment and supplies –- some which have already been delivered –- to the Iraqi government, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters today. Warren provided a general update on equipment and […]


Myanmar declares emergency in war-torn region as fighting rages

People displaced by the fighting in Burma's Laukai approach a rescue convoy

Myanmar on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in a conflict-torn border region, where ferocious fighting between the army and ethnic rebels has sent thousands fleeing airstrikes and fierce gun battles. Civilians have come under fire in the deadly clashes […]


 
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