Defense

Amid NATO Tensions, Russia Successfully Launches Its ‘Most-Powerful’ ICBM


TORONTO, Canada--Amid tensions with NATO over Ukraine, Russia successfully conducted the launch of its intercontinental ballistic missile “Sarmat” from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region. This was reported on Wednesday by the Russian Defense Ministry.

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Vietnam-Malaysia ties: A Partnership With Potential

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia–With the upcoming inaugural visit by the Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob to Vietnam on March 20, it is expected that new opportunities will be explored for the betterment of bilateral ties as well as the strengthening of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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Ukraine Invasion A Wakeup Call For Taiwan

SACRAMENTO, U.S.--Russia’s attack on Ukraine has profoundly rattled Taiwan, prompting the island to double down on the buildup of its own missile force. 

 
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Belarus Votes To Give Up Non-nuclear Status

WASHINGTON, U.S.--Belarusians voted Monday to allow the country to host nuclear weapons and Russian forces permanently, results showed, part of a package of constitutional reforms that also extended the rule of leader Alexander Lukashenko.

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China Sanctions US Arms Suppliers Over Sales to Taiwan


NEW YORK, U.S.--China is imposing new sanctions on two U.S. military contractors, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, for supplying weapons to Taiwan, in the Beijing regime’s latest retaliation against Washington’s support of the self-ruled island.

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Chinese Guided Missile Destroyer Aims Laser At RAAF Surveillance Aircraft

SYDNEY, Australia--A Chinese Navy vessel aimed a military-grade laser at an RAAF P8 Poseidon aircraft while sailing through Australia’s Exclusive Economic Zone, potentially risking the lives of up to 10 defence force members, according to the Defence Department.

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China And Russia’s Hypersonic Weaponry Threatens US Early Warning System

LONDON, U.S.--For those paying attention to the worrying advances in hypersonic weaponry by China and Russia, the news that the Pentagon is pushing US defence companies to hasten their own progress on hypersonic weapons is a welcome development. The race must now be on to catch up, or risk ceding the advantage to America’s adversaries.

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Massive Folly: Biden’s 2023 Defense Budget Could Top $800 Billion

WASHINGTON, U.S.--Sources in the Pentagon have told Reuters that the Biden administration is poised to propose a budget for national defense that could top $800 billion for FY 2023, an enormous sum that far exceeds the levels reached at the peaks of the Korean and Vietnam wars or during the Reagan buildup of the 1980s. 

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F-35 Crash In South China Sea Exposes US Exhaustion In Containing China

BEIJING, China--A day after a US dual aircraft carrier group entered the South China Sea attempting to flex its muscles against China, an F-35C stealth fighter jet had a landing mishap on one of the carriers during flight operations on Monday, with analysts saying on Tuesday that the accident exposed the exhaustion of the US military, which has been flaunting its prowess against China at the cost of the physical and mental health of its troops and high technical risks.

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Cord-Cutting, Russian Style: Could The Kremlin Sever Global Internet Cables?


WASHINGTON, U.S.--As the world watches the Kremlin’s military build-up along the Ukrainian border, the Irish military is worried about Russian naval activity in its own backyard. That’s where Russian exercises are set to take place dangerously close to strategic undersea communications cables that represent an overlooked element of a potential Russian escalation: an effort to blind the world to events unfolding in Ukraine.

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Will Russia Make A Military Move Against Ukraine? Follow These Clues

WASHINGTON, U.S.--For weeks, the eyes of the world have been on a Russian troop buildup near Ukraine, as Western officials struggle to decipher Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intent: beef up his attack on Ukrainian sovereignty, or bluff his way to key concessions?

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Philippines Confirms Purchase Of BrahMos Supersonic Missile System

WASHINGTON, U.S.--The Philippines has officially become the first foreign nation to acquire the potent Indian-Russian BrahMos supersonic anti-ship missile, strengthening its navy’s ability to safeguard its sovereign claims in the South China Sea.

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