Wars and Military Conflicts


  • Hillary Clinton Discharged From Hospital     Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 7:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been released from the hospital tonight after being treated for a blood clot.

  • New Book: General Petraeus's US Army Revolution Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 11:51 AM ET

    "The Insurgents" is the inside story of the small group of soldier-scholars, led by Petraeus, who plotted to revolutionize the US military.

  • US Arms Sales to Asia Set to Boom on Pacific 'Pivot' Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 12:52 AM ET
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    U.S. sales of warplanes, anti-missile systems and other costly weapons to China's and North Korea's neighbors appear set for significant growth amid regional security jitters.

  • Michael Raska, Research Fellow, Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, RSIS, NTU does not believe Kim Jong-un's call to end the confrontation with South Korea will necessarily translate into reform.

  • Norman Schwarzkopf Dies at Age 78 in Florida     Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 6:25 AM ET

    Military hero Norman Schwarzkopf, popularly known as "Stormin Norman," the U.S. general who led the 1991 "Operation Desert Storm" passed away yesterday in Florida at the age of seventy-eight.

  • The commander of an elite U.S. Navy SEAL unit has died in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said on Sunday, and his death was being investigated as a suspected suicide.

  • Egyptians Narrowly Back Constitution, Say Rivals Sunday, 16 Dec 2012 | 6:22 AM ET

    Egyptians voted narrowly in favor of a constitution shaped by Islamists but opposed by other groups who fear it will deepen divisions, officials in rival camps said on Sunday.

  • North Korea's Nuclear Progress Left Unchecked     Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 7:35 PM ET

    Andrew Gilholm, Head of Asia Analysis, Control Risks says North Korea has gradually developed its nuclear and missile technology in the last 20 years without any real obstacles from the global community.

  • Euan Graham, senior fellow at RSIS at Nangyang Technological University, tells CNBC that North Korea's rocket launch will not have a severe impact on regional security as it was more successful than usual.

  • Silver Lining to Philippine Disaster? A Rebel Truce Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 10:04 PM ET

    Here's the silver lining to the Philippines' horrific typhoon Bopha: Maoist rebels have offered a truce in the storm's wake.

  • US Fighter Jets to Egypt?     Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 7:17 PM ET

    Peter Brookes, Heritage Foundation, discusses what's next for President Morsi, and whether this is the time for the U.S. to send military aid to Egypt.

  • Importance of Asia in US Foreign Policy     Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 7:45 PM ET

    Michele Flournoy, Former U.S. Under Secretary of Defense for Policy says the greatest opportunity for the U.S. lies in the Asia Pacific region.

  • Syria Preparing Chemical Weapons     Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports U.S. officials say the Syria military is poised to use chemical weapons against their own people, but Syria President Bashar al-Asaad has not given the order yet; and discussing the fiscal cliff negotiations in Washington, with CNBC's Eamon Javers; Scott Rasmussen, Rasmussen Reports founder & president; and Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

  • Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters marching on the Presidential Palace clash with police. NBC's Jim Maceda reports on what the protesters want and what happened. (1:41)

  • Iran Claims It Captured US Drone     Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 3:25 PM ET

    NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports on the developing story of Iran claiming it captured a U.S. drone.

  • Small Drone, Big Problem?     Tuesday, 4 Dec 2012 | 2:47 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on how the ScanEagle drone made by Boeing works and what it is used for.

  • Syria Moving Chemical Weapons?     Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 7:51 PM ET

    President Obama laid out a stern warning for Syria, saying "Syria's use of chemical weapons would be unacceptable." John Batchelor of The John Batchelor Show host, weighs in.

  • Alastair Newton, Senior Political Analyst, Nomura says that the polls are close ahead of Israel's elections next month and that there's a risk that Tel Aviv could cut off tax revenue from Palestine.

  • Most Expensive Military Programs Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 4:31 PM ET

    Read ahead to see the most expensive U.S. military programs currently under way.

  • The pacifist nation of Japan is trying to raise its profile in a new way, offering military aid for the first time in decades and displaying its own armed forces in an effort to build regional alliances. The NYT reports.