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General Dynamics Land Systems and Epirus are teaming to bring a counter-drone swarm capability to combat vehicles.
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The region is coalescing into two major power blocs, as illustrated by a recent set of naval exercises.
- Business Insider
China is fixated on a mysterious US submarine incident in the South China Sea and keeps accusing the US of a cover-up
The Pentagon has denied accusations of a cover-up, pointing to public comments and a press statement on the incident.
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The revelation that China has advanced in developing hypersonic weapons has renewed calls for the U.S. military to invest both in hypersonic weapons as well as the capability to combat such weapons.
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The U.S. military was tipped off prior to an Iran-backed drone attack on a base in Syria housing American forces.
Despite a series of coups in Africa recently, the longer-term trend for military takeovers is downwards.
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On the windswept Taiwanese island of Kinmen, 50 year-old Chen Ing-wen is remembering his time as a soldier shooting flares at Chinese trawlers that got too close.He is one of a group of veterans who returned to the island this month.Kinmen sits on the front line between China and Taiwan - just a short ferry ride from the mainland and an hour's flight from Taipei.It's the last place where the two engaged in major fighting in 1958 at the height of the Cold War.Decades later, Chen did his military service on Kinmen - from 1991 to 1993 - and remembers his encounters with the Chinese ships. "At night you could hear the sound of the machines turning, louder and louder, then our cannons down there in the plains that we just passed would start to fire off flares. Once the flares lit up we would see, oh my god, a bunch of ships have already approached."Kinmen, along with the Matsu islands, has been held by the government in Taipei since the defeated Republic of China forces fled to Taiwan in 1949.Regular shelling of Kinmen did not end until 1978, when Washington formally recognised Beijing over Taipei.China claims Taiwan as its own territory and has never ruled out the use of force to achieve unification.Earlier this month, China's air force carried out four days of mass incursions into Taiwan's air defense zone. The recent spike in tensions has sparked alarm in Western capitals, Taipei, and has got the locals of Kinmen worried.Jessica Chen runs a local tea shop:"Of course everyone is afraid of war, but I hope there can be peace in the Taiwan Strait, I hope that we can join hands and get along. If there are any problems, we can sit down and talk it out, we should not ignite the fuse of war. If we can pave the road for this, then coming generations will have no worries in their lives."Kinmen's government is working hard to promote the island as more than just a war monument.But the remnants of war are everywhere - from bunkers on the beach to anti-landing fortifications line the shore and tanks rumbling through the back streets.
The chief of the United Arab Emirates Air Force visited Israel on Monday on what the host country described as a harbinger of cooperation in air power. The U.S. allies normalised relations last year, brought together by shared worries about Iran and a desire for business ventures. Major-General Ibrahim Nasser Mohammed Al Alawi, commander of the UAE air force, made the previously unannounced appearance during a multinational drill, Blue Flag, hosted by Israel this week.
Ethiopia's military on Tuesday launched another air strike in war-torn Tigray, hitting what a government official called a rebel training facility just outside the regional capital Mekele.
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The Biden administration sees the Black Sea as a front to challenge Russia, but regional relations complicate America's ability to actually make any progress.
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Afghan evacuees who have been flagged during the vetting process have quietly been taken to a U.S. military base in Kosovo, though little is known about who is there and what will happen to them.
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Civil War history casts a long shadow in Virginia, the birthplace of Confederate generals, scene of their surrender and now a crossroad of controversy over renaming military bases that honor rebel leaders. In and around Blackstone, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of Richmond, that shadow can stir passions when talk turns to nearby Fort Pickett. In all, the names of at least nine Army bases in six states will be changed.
(Bloomberg) -- Most Read from BloombergCities' Answer to Sprawl? Go Wild.Hamburg Is at the Heart of Germany’s Growing Dilemma Over ChinaWhy Americans and Britons Are Rushing to Buy Idyllic Homes in ItalyOne of California’s Wealthiest Counties Could Run Out of Water Next SummerThe Top Money Maker at Deutsche Bank Reaps Billions From SingaporeSudan’s military arrested the prime minister and members of his cabinet before vowing to form a new government, in the latest African coup that threatens to
Monday's coup comes after weeks of tension between the military and civilian leaders.
Sudan's civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was put under house arrest and several other ministers were detained Monday in what appears to be a military coup in the country, per local reports.The latest: The head of the military faction of the Sudanese government, Gen. Abdul Fattah al-Burhan, said in a statement that he is announcing a state of emergency, suspending several parts of the interim constitution and dissolving the civilian government and interim sovereignty council — the highest g
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Military vehicles patrol a street in Khartoum as Sudan's top general declares a state of emergency, dissolves the authorities leading the country's democratic transition, and announces the formation of a new government. Soldiers have also detained civilian leaders in what activists denounce as a "coup".
In the virtual meeting, Sullivan reiterated continued U.S. support for the pro-democracy movement in Myanmar and discussed ongoing efforts to restore the country's path to democracy with NUG representatives Duwa Lashi La and Zin Mar Aung, the White House said in a statement. Sullivan expressed concern over the military's violence and said "the U.S. will continue to promote accountability for the coup", according to the White House.
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Pentagon engaging with veterans groups getting people out of Afghanistan 'almost on a continuous basis,' spokesperson says
While the U.S. military hasn't evacuated anyone from Afghanistan in nearly two months, officials are coordinating with veterans' groups who are still trying to get people out of the Taliban-controlled country.
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The U.S. Marine Corps has not approved any religious exemptions for troops who say getting the COVID-19 vaccination would violate their religious beliefs.
U.S. officials say they believe Iran was behind the drone attack last week at the military outpost in southern Syria where American troops are based.