Tag: military

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China Extends Military Drills Around Taiwan

TAIPEI, TAIWAN — China’s military extended provocative exercises in the waters and air surrounding Taiwan on Monday, a day after the drills had been scheduled to end. In a statement, China’s defense ministry said the People’s Liberation Army’s Eastern Theater Command would focus on anti-submarine and air-to-ship strikes near Taiwan. It is not clear how long the drills will last or […]

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NATO Chief: World Will Be A More Dangerous Place If Russia Wins Ukraine War

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday the Western military alliance has the joint tasks of both supporting Ukraine in its fight against a Russian invasion and to prevent the conflict from spreading into a war between Russia and NATO. Speaking to a summer camp in his native Norway, Stoltenberg said NATO has a moral responsibility to support Ukraine and the […]

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Pentagon Chief: 20 Countries Sending New Security Aid To Ukraine

PENTAGON — About 20 countries are sending new security assistance packages for Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said after concluding the second meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group. “Many countries are donating critically needed artillery ammunition, coastal defense systems, tanks and other armored vehicles. Others came forward with new commitments for training Ukraine’s forces and sustaining its […]

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Biden Applauds Congress For Passage Of Aid Package

U.S. President Joe Biden has applauded Congress for passing a nearly $40bn military and humanitarian assistance package for Kyiv, saying it sends “a clear bipartisan message to the world that the US stands with Ukraine”. The bill, previously passed by the House of Representatives, passed in the Senate by an overwhelming 86-to-11 vote. “This package will allow us to send […]

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Ethiopia At War With Itself

The Ethiopian Air Force has bombed arms depots and destroyed military hardware in the northern Tigray region in Ethiopia. According to press reports, Ahmed said the strikes hit sites in and around the regional capital Mekelle and destroyed heavy artillery including rocket launchers. The Ethiopian Prime Minister walked away with the Nobel Peace Prize last year “for his efforts to […]

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Trump — Not So!

Allegations of Russian interference in U.S. military affairs abroad have surfaced, but the Trump White House denies the charge. Meanwhile, Russia called the report “nonsense.” “This unsophisticated plant clearly illustrates the low intellectual abilities of the propagandists of American intelligence, who instead of inventing something more plausible have to make up this nonsense,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The U.S. […]

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North Korea Warns The South To Back off

The sister of North Korea’s leader has warned of retaliatory measures against South Korea that could involve the military, in the latest escalation of tensions over North Korean defectors who have been sending back propaganda and food. The threat comes as Seoul said on Sunday that Pyongyang should honor past agreements signed between the two countries. “The South and the […]

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China/India Hold Talks

Top Chinese and Indian generals are holding high-level talks in a Himalayan outpost in a bid to end the latest border standoff between the world’s two most populous nations that has seen thousands of troops sent to both sides of the disputed border. The talks are being held in the border outpost of Maldo on the Chinese side of the […]

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Hong Kong Gets Warning!

The chief of the Chinese military garrison in Hong kong Chen Daoxiang has warned protesters that the army will not stand idly by while China’s sovereignty continues to be threatened. The chief’s warning comes against the background of a proposed controversial extradition bill which would allow for the transfer of suspects from Hong Kong to the jurisdiction of mainland China. […]

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Trump’s Wall Money — Robbing Peter To Pay Paul?

President Trump posed with the question of the reallocation of funds from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to build an eight-billion-dollar wall and whether this reprogramming would militate against military personnel and their families as well as needed military resources responded thus: “We had certain funds that are being used at the discretion of generals, at the discretion of […]