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New Pentagon chief seeks to underscore alliances with Japan, South Korea

New Pentagon chief James Mattis is heading to South Korea and Japan this week, where he will seek to reassure the key US allies...
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UN Security Council to hold urgent talks on Iran missile test

The UN Security Council will hold urgent talks Tuesday on Iran's test-firing of a medium-range missile, diplomats said. The United States requested the emergency consultations...

White paper, new task force bring multi-domain concept closer to reality

The Army's new concept of multi-domain battle gained momentum last week after senior leaders joined Marine Corps leadership to produce a white paper and...

Trump says torture works but will follow CIA, Pentagon advice

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he thinks waterboarding and other interrogation techniques widely seen as torture — and prohibited by law — “absolutely”...

China must expand nuclear arsenal in response to Trump

China must strengthen its nuclear arsenal to "force the US to respect it" in response to the stance of new US President Donald Trump,...

China says it will not back down on South China Sea

China warned Washington Tuesday that it would not back down over its claims in the disputed South China Sea, following vows by the Trump...

Pentagon chief Mattis vows unshakeable commitment to NATO

New US Secretary of Defense James Mattis reassured his British counterpart on Monday (Jan 23) that Washington has an "unshakeable commitment" to Nato, despite...

Europe hits back at Trump over ‘obsolete’ NATO

Angela Merkel led a sharp European response to US President-elect Donald Trump on Monday after he branded the NATO alliance "obsolete" and criticised the...

NATO maintains ‘absolute confidence’ in Trump security commitment

NATO on Monday reiterated its confidence in the US security commitment to Europe, despite US President-elect Donald Trump sparking fresh uproar by saying the...

Britain’s ministry of defence loses hundreds of laptops

Britain's defence ministry has lost more than 700 laptops and computers over 18 months, according to figures released on Wednesday. A total of 759 laptops...