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US military option ‘old habit that dies hard': Iran FM

US military option ‘old habit that dies hard': Iran FM

Iran’s foreign minister dismissed Saturday the threat of a US military strike against Tehran’s nuclear sites, describing such warnings as an “old habit that dies hard” given ongoing diplomacy. Mohammad Javad Zarif, who leads the Iranian side in talks with […]


US military not ready to wage digital attack: official

US military not ready to wage digital attack: official

The US military is well equipped to defend the country against cyberattacks but is not yet ready to wage digital warfare, a senior defense official told lawmakers on Tuesday. The military’s cyber command, created in 2009, lacks the means to […]


Operating in Contested Environments

Operating in Contested Environments

For decades, the United States has successfully countered the threats of competitor nations by harnessing advanced technologies to create exceedingly robust and capable military platforms. But as advanced technologies have become more readily available to adversaries on commercial markets, the […]


France displaces Britain as key US military ally

France displaces Britain as key US military ally

Once a source of irritation for the United States, France has nudged aside Britain to become the US military’s key European partner. The growing ties between the two militaries were on display this month when France’s top military officer, General […]


Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Sweden after military ties cut

Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Sweden after military ties cut

Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador to Stockholm, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, as a rift between the two countries deepened with Sweden cutting military ties after a row over a human rights speech. “Diplomatic relations are not broken. […]


Sweden Faces Soldier Shortage

Sweden Faces Soldier Shortage

With a diminishing number of Swedes with a completed army service and a drop in volunteer recruits, the military is a facing a severe shortage of soldiers, a report commissioned by Sweden’s Defence Committee shows. “We have a reserve of […]


Top US military officer backs arming Ukraine

Top US military officer backs arming Ukraine

The US military’s top-ranking officer on Tuesday added to a growing clamor for Washington to arm Ukraine in its battle with pro-Russian forces, saying he favors doing so through NATO. It was the first time General Martin Dempsey had spoken […]


Ukraine military ‘unsuited’ to current conflict: study

Ukraine military ‘unsuited’ to current conflict: study

Ukraine’s military is “unsuited” to the current conflict against pro-Russian separatists and needs more armored vehicles and artillery rockets, a British defence think tank said on Wednesday. Regularizing volunteer battalions that have played a key role in the fighting will […]


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 […]


 
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