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April 21, 2017 | Other News

UN security council warns North Korea to stop nuclear tests or face sanctions

The Guardian: The UN security council has strongly condemned North Korea’s latest missile test and threatened to impose new sanctions against Pyongyang for its “highly destabilizing behavior”. In a unanimous statement, the council demanded that North Korea “conduct no further nuclear tests”, saying Pyongyang’s “illegal missile activities” were “greatly increasing tension in the region and… read more

April 21, 2017 | Other News

US official: With eye on North Korea, China puts bombers on ‘high alert’

CNN: Chinese air force land-attack, cruise-missile-capable bombers were put “on high alert” on Wednesday as the US sees evidence that the Chinese military is preparing to respond to a potential situation in North Korea, a US defense official tells CNN. The official said the US has also seen an extraordinary number of Chinese military aircraft… read more

March 30, 2017 | Other News

Japan mulls more aggressive military stance as North Korean threat looms

CNN: Japan is considering a further step away from its long-held pacifist stance with a proposal which would allow it, for the first time since World War II, to strike overseas targets. The proposal from the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) advocates adopting new measures to address missile threats from North Korea, including ramping up… read more

March 24, 2017 | Other News

S. Korea to take actions against Chinese retaliation over U.S. missile system

Yonhap News Agency: South Korea’s finance minister pledged Friday to take actions against China amid no apparent signs of progress in ending a diplomatic row with the world’s second-largest economy. China has taken a series of economic retaliations against South Korea in recent months over the ongoing deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system… read more

March 17, 2017 | Other News

Army to get laser that can zap drones

Washington Post: Lockheed Martin said Thursday it has finished a 60-kilowatt laser system for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and is preparing to hand it over to the Army for further testing. In initial tests, the company achieved 58 kilowatts of power but expects its laser to reach its full potential by the… read more

March 17, 2017 | Other News

Trump Seeks $639 Billion for Defense Department, Up 10%

Bloomberg: President Donald Trump is proposing a $639 billion Pentagon budget for fiscal 2018 that pledges to accelerate combat against Islamic State terrorists and replenish a U.S. military worn out by 15 years of war operations. “The president’s 2018 budget ends the arbitrary depletion of our strength and security and begins to rebuild our U.S.… read more

March 17, 2017 | Other News

China, Pakistan to co-produce ballistic missiles, military aircraft after denouncing India’s weapon programme

International Business Times: China and Pakistan on Friday discussed co-producing ballistic missiles and advanced military aircraft during Pakistan’s new Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s first visit to China, according to State media. The discussion between the countries has come a few months after China denounced India’s development of ballistic missiles and slammed the fourth test… read more

March 16, 2017 | Other News

Tillerson promises new policy on North Korea after ’20 years of a failed approach’

CNN: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called for a new approach toward North Korea Thursday, saying all the efforts of the past 20 years have failed. Tillerson was speaking in Tokyo, ahead of stops in Seoul and Beijing, where Chinese leaders are expected to present their own plan to defuse escalating tensions on the… read more

March 3, 2017 | Other News

US admiral in disputed South China Sea: ‘We will be here’

ABC News: America will continue to patrol the South China Sea to ensure freedom of navigation and overflight in the disputed region, a U.S. admiral said Friday amid questions whether U.S. involvement in one of Asia’s potential flashpoints will change. “We will be here,” Rear Adm. James Kilby said on board the aircraft carrier USS… read more

March 3, 2017 | Other News

Indian Navy Fires Anti-Ship Missile From Attack Sub in Arabian Sea

The Diplomat: The Indian Navy successfully test fired an anti-ship missile from a Scorpene-class (Kalvari-class) diesel-electric attack submarine in the Arabian Sea on March 2, according to an Indian Ministry of Defense (MoD) press release. “The missile successfully hit a surface target at extended ranges during the trial firing, held this morning,” the March 2… read more

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