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  1. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Asia Pacific military spending to overtake US by 2021

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... such as Afghanistan, mean it will account for just 30 per cent by 2021 and fall behind Asia at 31 per cent. Military spending in the Asia Pacific region- which includes China, India and Indonesia- will rise 35 ... Reuters in London Global arms to 'explode' in Asia as US declines Asian powers are outpacing the US to become the biggest spenders on defence by 2021 and are fuelling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1268843/asia-pacific-military-spending-overtake-us-2021
  2. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    US moves closer to reviving bases in Philippines as part of focus on Asia

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 11:18pm by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila Pacific Fleet commander in Manila for talks as next phase of American 'pivot' towards Asia takes key step of setting up troops agreement U.S. closer to reviving bases in Philippines The US Pacific Fleet commander arrived in Manila yesterday as momentum gathered to finalise an agreement that would see an expanded US military presence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1434381/us-moves-closer-reviving-bases-philippines-part-focus-asia
  3. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japanese government sued by 75-year-old citizen over military expansion plans

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 05:13pm by AFP

    ... of the South China Sea, also supported Tokyo¡¦s move. Abe’s move has caused anger at home, where the pacifism on which the constitution is built is an article of faith for many Japanese. At least half ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552010/citizen-files-lawsuit-against-japanese-government-over-military-expansion
  4. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japan's military shift is 'what an ally should naturally do', defence minister says

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 06:06am by AFP, KYODO

    ... long-held pacifism, even as Tokyo controversially expands the scope of the military in a move that has sparked protests at home. By Friday, the group had attracted more than 150,000 signatories ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1552940/japans-military-shift-what-ally-should-naturally-do-defence-minister-says
  5. News - World - DEFENCE

    US Army builds rapid reaction force in turf war with marines over Asia role

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 10:17pm by WASHPOST

    ... Pentagon leaders are seeking to place the air force, navy and marines in dominant roles to counter threats in the Asia-Pacific region, which they have deemed to be the nation's next big ... in the Pacific. And that, in turn, is drawing the army into a fight- with the marines. Calculating that there are only slim chances of the army fighting a big land war anywhere in East Asia other than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1393347/us-army-builds-rapid-reaction-force-turf-war-marines-over-asia-role
  6. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA flotilla embarks for US-led naval drills

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 03:42am by Minnie Chan

    ... of the Pacific naval drills. "The drills will show China's willingness to cooperate with the US amid their inevitable competition in the Asia Pacific region," said Li Jie, a Beijing-based ... allies like Japan and the Philippines and to get data about US naval bases in the Asia-Pacific region, which will become useful intelligence in case the two countries have a maritime standoff ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1529558/pla-flotilla-embarks-us-led-naval-drills
  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    US urges Beijing, Asean states to agree freeze on rival actions in South China Sea

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:53am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Beijing, Asean states should agree voluntary restraint in South China Sea, it says US urges freeze on maritime rivalries The United States wants China and rival countries to voluntarily halt actions aggravating territorial disputes i ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1553033/us-urges-beijing-asean-states-agree-freeze-rival-actions-south-china-sea
  8. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japan, Australia discuss closer military ties and submarine deal in Tokyo talks

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 11:10am by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... Japan and Australia said on Wednesday they have stepped up their defence ties and moved toward a possible future submarine deal, as assertive China stirs tension in the Asia-Pacific region. ... China Sea. Worries about China have encouraged a relationship-building drive across Asia, analysts say, with Australia and Japan a notable pairing. In a stark reminder of the possible risks ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1530647/japan-australia-discuss-closer-military-ties-and-submarine-deal-tokyo
  9. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Australian purchase of submarines on agenda of ministerial talks in Tokyo

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:54am by AFP

    ... submarine deal is on the table this week when Japan and Australia meet to shore up their military relationship, as the security architecture of the Asia-Pacific region shifts to meet the challenge ... with friendly Asia-Pacific nations to counter China's military build-up. This could see Tokyo's technology, or even entire Japanese-built vessels, used in the fleet, in a deal that would lock ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1528118/australian-purchase-submarines-agenda-ministerial-talks-tokyo
  10. News - World - DEFENCE

    US missile defence system hits target in test for first time since 2008

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 09:08pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US interceptor brings down an incoming warhead in live test for first time since 2008, giving troubled programme a major boost Missile defence system gets a hit The US missile defence system managed by Boeing has enjoyed a major breakthrough, hitting a simulated enemy missile over the Pacific in the first successful intercept test of the programme since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539057/us-missile-defence-system-hits-target-test-first-time-2008

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