MANAMA, Dec 7- The United States has a proven and enduring commitment to Middle East security, backed by diplomatic engagement and a fierce array of warplanes, ships, tanks, artillery and 35,000 troops, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel told Gulf Arab leaders on Saturday.» Read More
The suit on behalf of the family of Mary DeLorenzo Knight was filed Wednesday morning in federal court in Tampa. Mary DeLorenzo Knight was one of 12 people killed by Aaron Alexis on Sept. 16 before he was killed in a shootout with police. Navy officials have said they found no record that the company alerted the Navy about his mental health.
BEIJING-- China says it is fully capable of enforcing its newly declared maritime air defense zone that has drawn strong denunciations from the U.S., Japan and other nations. Defense Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng says Beijing has unwavering determination to ensure its demands are met.
SAN FRANCISCO-- An eight-year legal odyssey by a Malaysian university professor to clear her name from the U.S. government's no-fly list went to trial Monday in federal court in San Francisco. She has fought in court since her arrest at San Francisco International Airport in January 2005 to clear her name.
The Navy said on Wednesday it had suspended all contracts with British-based Inchcape Shipping Services Holding Ltd, a unit of Dubai World, because of questionable conduct.
Edward Hunt, senior defense consultant at IHS Jane's, discusses escalating tensions between Japan and China over an island dispute.
Beijing is now confronting strategic assumptions that have governed the Western Pacific region since World War Two.
BEIJING/ WASHINGTON, Nov 29- China sent several fighter jets and an early warning aircraft into its new air defence zone over the East China Sea on Thursday, state news agency Xinhua said, raising the stakes in a standoff with the United States, Japan and South Korea.
The hottest spot in the East China Sea appears to be a bunch of uninhabited islands. CNBC's Bernie Lo and Deirdre Wang Morris discuss Beijing's latest move to send fighter jets into the area.
The move raises the stakes in a standoff with the United States, Japan and South Korea over the zone. Ties between China and Japan have been strained for months by the dispute over the islands in the East China Sea, called the Diaoyu by China and the Senkaku by Japan.
The Pentagon faces the retirement of its de facto chief operating officer, and his exit could have a big impact on the defense industry.
OTTAWA, Nov 28- Canada allowed the U.S. National Security Agency to conduct widespread surveillance during the 2010 Group of 20 summit in Toronto, according to a media report that cited documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
WASHINGTON, Nov 27- The Navy said on Wednesday it has suspended a maritime services company from doing business with the U.S. government due to questionable conduct, the second firm barred in a widening corruption probe that has resulted in action against seven Navy officials.
WASHINGTON, Nov 27- The United States pledged support for ally Japan on Wednesday in a growing dispute with China over islands in the East China Sea and senior U.S. administration officials accused Beijing of behavior that had unsettled its neighbors.
SAN DIEGO-- A global businessman at the heart of a multimillion-dollar Navy bribery case was ordered held without bail Monday with a federal judge saying his wealth and international connections made him an extreme flight risk.
OTTAWA, Nov 26- In the latest blow to Canada's crisis-hit military procurement process, the country's official spending watchdog said on Tuesday the government has underestimated how much a multibillion-dollar naval shipbuilding plan will cost.
WASHINGTON, Nov 22- Sikorsky Aircraft Co, a unit of United Technologies Corp, will be awarded a contract to supply the U.S. Air Force's combat rescue helicopter program, but only if funding survives the military budget axe.
SEOUL, Nov 22- South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff say they want to buy 40 of the latest stealth fighter jets, seen as a de facto endorsement to order 40 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35s. Their decision will be put to a defence committee for approval.
DUBAI, Nov 21- Gulf buyers are nearing decisions to buy more current generation fighter jets, but the buzz at the Dubai Airshow was about Lockheed Martin Corp's radar-evading F-35 fighter- a plane not yet operational and not even on display there.
DUBAI, Nov 20- Tighter military budgets in the United States and around the world have put a huge focus on coalitions and burden-sharing in forming responses to future conflicts and disasters, senior U.S. officials said at the Dubai Airshow.
DUBAI, Nov 21- The Dubai Airshow was closed on Thursday after heavy winds and rain hit the region overnight. A spokesman for the U.S. Air Force said there was no damage to the 12 U.S. aircraft that were on display as U.S. officials had moved the aircraft late on Wednesday to a nearby maintenance facility in anticipation of the storm.