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  • A U.S. Air Force munitions team member uncases the laser-guided tip for a 500 pound bomb to be loaded onto an unmanned aerial vehicle, for airstrikes on ISIL targets on January 8, 2016 at a base in the Persian Gulf Region.

    As President Obama announces a military expansion in Syria, an analyst says the U.S. is running through its supply of bombs.

  • People visit on October 28, 2014 the DCNS stand at the Euronaval naval defense equipment fair in le Bourget, south of Paris.

    State-controlled DCNS has won a $40B contract to build Australia's new fleet of submarines, beating out bids from Germany and Japan.

  • *France seen winning bid for lucrative deal over Japan, Germany. SYDNEY/ TOKYO, April 26- Australia has awarded the A $50 billion contract to build the country's new fleet of submarines to French naval contractor DCNS, sources said on Tuesday, dealing a major blow to Japan's nascent defence export industry. Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will...

  • China to build up atoll in South China Sea

    The country is planning to add an airstrip to reclaim Scarborough Shoal and extend its reach over contested waters.

  • WASHINGTON— The Pentagon thinks it has a winning argument for why Congress should allow a new round of military base closings. Besides, some lawmakers say, the Pentagon has cooked the books to justify its conclusions or at least has not finished doing the math. Nearly every year the Pentagon asks Congress for authority to convene a base-closing commission.

  • Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015.

    China will start reclamation at the Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea this year, a military source said, the South China Morning Post reports.

  • US troops patrol village in Afghanistan's Logar Province.

    President Barack Obama plans to send as many as 250 more U.S. troops to Syria to help fight Islamic State militants, U.S. officials said on Sunday.

  • JAKARTA, April 21- The Indonesian Navy has instructed all commercial vessels to avoid piracy-prone waters around the southern Philippines, a spokesman for the Indonesian military said on Thursday, following a spate of kidnappings and piracy in recent weeks. "The Indonesian Navy, through the Western Sea Security Cluster, is increasing the intensity of patrols...

  • Terrorism

    Zak Ebrahim, author of "The Terrorist's Son: A Story of Choice," describes his beginnings in America's anti-war movement and what he thinks of ISIS.

  • JAKARTA, April 20- Authorities from at least two Indonesian coal ports have stopped allowing vessels to leave for the Philippines due to security concerns following a spate of ship hijackings in the southern Philippines, a government official said on Wednesday. Departure permits for the Philippines were no longer available for shipping vessels at the Port...

  • But as President Barack Obama makes his final visit to Riyadh this week, Saudi Arabia's military capabilities remain a work in progress- and the gap in perceptions between Washington and Riyadh has widened dramatically. Frustrated by Obama's nuclear deal with Iran and the U.S. pullback from the region, Riyadh launched an Arab military intervention last year...

  • US to use submarine drones in South China Sea

    The US military is developing underseas drones that can operate in shallow water, unlike manned submarines.

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO April 19- Japan's advanced attack Soryu submarine carried out drills with Australia's navy on Tuesday as a German company launched a campaign to advertise its expertise- as a race for a A $50 billion contract to build Australia's next submarine fleet neared a climax. Australia intends to buy 12 new submarines, a centrepiece of its defence strategy...

  • Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015.

    As China builds up its presence in the South China Sea, the US military is betting on a new technology — submarine drone, the Financial Times reports.

  • "militarizing" South China Sea and endangering security. Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited a U.S. aircraft carrier transiting the disputed South China Sea on Friday, as China said one of its top military officers had visited islands and reefs in the region to oversee building work. China claims almost the entire South China Sea, believed to have huge deposits...

  • US defense secretary Ash Carter visiting ship in South China Sea

    The visit would likely inflame tensions with China, which has been asserting its territorial claims in the region.

  • Ko Yun-hwa (L), Administrator of Korea Meteorological Administration, points at where seismic waves observed in South Korea came from, during a media briefing at Korea Meteorological Administration in Seoul, South Korea, January 6, 2016.

    North Korea tried and failed to launch what experts believe was an intermediate-range ballistic missile on Friday in defiance of sanctions.

  • Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015.

    U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he would visit a U.S. vessel in the disputed South China Sea - a move likely to enrage China.

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he will visit a U.S. aircraft carrier transiting the disputed South China Sea on Friday, a move bound to anger China, which has been increasingly asserting its territorial claims. China claims almost the entire South China Sea, believed to have huge deposits of oil and gas. Though not unprecedented, it was still a visit likely to...

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he will visit a U.S. aircraft carrier transiting the disputed South China Sea on Friday, a move bound to anger China, which has been increasingly asserting its territorial claims. China claims almost the entire South China Sea, believed to have huge deposits of oil and gas. Though not unprecedented, it was still a visit likely to...

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