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19 die in east Ukraine fighting in 24 hours

19 die in east Ukraine fighting in 24 hours

At least 19 people, including 13 Ukrainian troops, have been killed in fighting with pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country over the last 24 hours, officials and rebels said Sunday. At least 20 Ukrainian troops were also wounded, […]


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 […]


Ukraine troops abandon airport in bloody day of conflict

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Ukrainian forces on Thursday abandoned their defense of a long-disputed airport in the country’s separatist east and vowed a response to Russia’s escalating “aggression” in one of the deadliest days of the nine-month war. In a graphic illustration of the […]


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 […]


Canada’s Harper lied about ground combat in Iraq: Opposition

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Canada’s opposition leader accused Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Tuesday of having lied when he promised no ground combat alongside airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq. The accusation comes after Canadian special forces exchanged gunfire with Islamic State […]


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 […]


France’s War in Mali: Lessons for an Expeditionary Army

France’s War in Mali: Lessons for an Expeditionary Army

French Army operations in Mali (Operation Serval) in 2013 provide a model for designing and operating an expeditionary force, one that has a number of attributes and competencies that United States Army Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno has indicated […]


India says no compromise with China on territory

India says no compromise with China on territory

India wants to resolve its border row with China but will not compromise on territory, the country’s new national security adviser said Tuesday, after a tense stand-off between troops on the disputed border last month. Hundreds of Chinese troops allegedly […]


 
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