Tag Archive | Defense

“Pistol plan” shows why peace celebrations in Colombia premature

“Pistol plan” shows why peace celebrations in Colombia premature

“Pistol plan” shows why peace celebrations in Colombia premature

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Israel: The rise of the new “messianic elite”

Israel: The rise of the new “messianic elite”

If there’s one thing everyone across the political spectrum in Israel agrees on, is that it was an audacious move. After intensifying speculation that Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, would strengthen his coalition by bringing in Isaac Herzog and the Zionist Camp, the Likud leader turned around and announced a deal with hard-right former Foreign Minister Avigdor […]

China calls for deeper defense ties with Vietnam

China calls for deeper defense ties with Vietnam

The militaries of China and Vietnam should deepen their exchanges, communication and friendship, China’s defense minister said during a visit to Hanoi, amid a festering territorial dispute in the South China Sea. The two communist-led states’ claims in the South China Sea came to a head in 2014, when Beijing parked an oil rig in […]

Obama nominates new Pentagon chief

Obama nominates new Pentagon chief

President Barack Obama on Friday nominated veteran defense expert Ashton Carter as his defense secretary, a job that will require him to tackle messy wars in the Middle East and Afghanistan and try to fend off potentially damaging budget cuts. In Carter, Obama chose a policy expert who has worked for 11 defense secretaries. The […]

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel resigns

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel resigns

Chuck Hagel has resigned as US defence secretary after less than two years in the top post. President Barack Obama confirmed his resignation and paid tribute to his “class and integrity”. Mr Hagel, 68, a Vietnam war veteran and former Republican senator, said it had been his life’s “greatest privilege”. Last month, it was reported […]

The new self-reliance in Belarus defense industry

The new self-reliance in Belarus defense industry

Reiterating statements he made this past summer, Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka instructed his government, on September 23, to create a highly mobile and advanced military equipped with modern, domestically-produced arms and vehicles. The seriousness with which Belarus’s head of state considers this task was unambiguous; as he told all the ministers present, “I would like […]

Japan, USA revising defense plans

Japan, USA revising defense plans

Japan and the United States are revising their mutual defense guidelines for the first time in nearly two decades to respond to China’s military expansion and increase Japan’s role in regional defense. An interim report released Wednesday says the U.S. and Japan are pursuing a wider partnership that requires “enhanced capabilities and greater shared responsibilities.” […]