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  • *China investing $46 billion in new trade route. GWADAR, Pakistan, Feb 8- A heavy police presence, guarded convoys, new checkpoints and troop reinforcements have turned parts of the southern port city of Gwadar into a fortress, as Pakistan's powerful military seeks to protect billions of dollars of Chinese investment. Securing the planned $46 billion economic...

  • North Korea launch a black eye for China Sunday, 7 Feb 2016 | 2:19 PM ET
    China's President Xi Jinping speaks during the opening ceremony of the 2nd annual World Internet Conference in Jiaxing, China, on Dec. 16, 2015.

    North Korea's launch is a humiliation for China, but there are no signs that Beijing will change course, The New York Times writes.

  • SOUTH KOREA MILITARY RETRIEVES SUSPECTED FAIRING FROM NORTH KOREAN ROCKET- YONHAP.

  • NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER RICE SAYS NORTH KOREA'S USE OF BALLISTIC MISSILE TECHNOLOGY IS DESTABILIZING AND PROVOCATIVE ACTION, VIOLATES U.N.

  • N. Korea launches rocket, defies UN, US Saturday, 6 Feb 2016 | 9:50 AM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

    Defying warnings of tougher sanctions, North Korea launched a rocket widely considered to be a cover for developing ballistic missiles.

  • The change in the Pentagon's plan for the $391 billion weapons program defers orders for 45 Air Force jets, compared with last year's plan, while accelerating orders for the Navy and Marine Corps models of the aircraft, the sources said. It calls for the Navy and Marine Corps to buy 64 F-35C jets, which can take off and land on aircraft carriers, over the next five...

  • AMSTERDAM— NATO's chief met Friday with European Union defense ministers to discuss boosting cooperation between the military alliance and the 28- nation bloc to tackle looming threats to the region. The EU and NATO are working to beef up their responses to threats such as Russia's increased military activity to the east and the Islamic State group's threat...

  • France opens 'bribery' probe on Malaysian PM Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 10:46 PM ET

    Paris prosecutors have launched an investigation into whether Malaysia's PM was paid bribes in a $1.2B arms deal, the FT reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 4- The United States Marine Corps will try to maintain funding for its plans to modernize its fleet of aging aircraft and ships in the fiscal 2017 defense budget, the commandant of the Marine Corps said on Thursday. "We're going to do everything to protect our modernization," said Neller, who took command of the Marine Corps last year.

  • Op-Ed: THIS is the weak link in global security Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 12:46 PM ET
    A Spanish Guardia Civil boat patrol the water.

    In an age of terror, its high time that global leaders get this unregulated industry under control, says Ami Daniel.

  • Once-stalled border bridge dedicated near El Paso Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 1:05 AM ET

    TORNILLO, Texas— An international bridge over the Rio Grande near El Paso opened for the first time Thursday after years of construction delays, giving officials hope it would be a boon for Texas- Mexico border commerce. In remarks, Pena Nieto noted incendiary remarks by some U.S. conservatives about security along the U.S.- Mexico border. Homeland Security...

  • In fiscal 2017, the Navy would spend $587 million to buy 125 SM-6 missiles, according to a senior defense official. The Pentagon's budget reshapes spending priorities to reflect a new strategic environment marked by a return to greater power competition from Russia and China, and other threats such as Iran, North Korea and Islamic States.

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday mapped out plans for the U.S. Navy to buy more high-end submarines, destroyers, fighter jets and unmanned underwater vehicles using $8 billion in savings generated by scaling back orders for smaller Littoral Combat Ships. Carter said the Pentagon's five-year budget plan also included $2.9 billion to modify...

  • The cost of a bomb threat at your kid's school Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 1:02 PM ET
    A Los Angeles School Police officer checks-in with officials at the LAUSD Gardena Garage where the fleet of school buses from around the district are parked while law enforcement investigates a threat against the district Dec. 15, 2015.

    Though it seems there is nothing to lose by evacuating a school and being safe, there are large costs associated with these closures.

  • Ranchers ask for more Air Force flight information Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 12:52 PM ET

    The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association's request to officials at Ellsworth Air Force Base this week addresses the expansion of the Powder River Training Complex, which roughly quadrupled the training airspace to nearly 35,000 square miles in the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming— the largest over the continental U.S. Stockgrowers president Bill Kluck said...

  • NKorea satellite would be a provocation: US Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 1:53 PM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un salutes during a visit to the Ministry of the People's Armed Forces on the occasion of the new year, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on January 10, 2016.

    A State Department official said that North Korea's plan to launch a satellite argues for tougher U.N. sanctions.

  • Five big challenges facing the US military Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 1:23 PM ET
    US soldiers special troops

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the U.S. defense budget and the top five challenges facing the U.S. military.

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday the Pentagon would seek a $582.7 billion defense budget next year and reshape its spending priorities to reflect a new strategic environment marked by Russian assertiveness and the rise of Islamic State. Carter, speaking to the Economic Club of Washington, said the Pentagon's funding request would be in line with...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday the Pentagon would seek a $582.7 billion defense budget next year and reshape its spending priorities to reflect a new strategic environment marked by Russian assertiveness and the rise of Islamic State. Carter, speaking to the Economic Club of Washington, said the Pentagon's funding request...

  • MILITARY: RUSSIAN' AGGRESSION,' RISING CHINA, NORTH KOREA, IRAN AND ISLAMIC STATE.

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