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  1. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    US moves to reassure Japan over its regional security in face of increasingly assertive China

    Posted Apr 05th 2014, 07:23pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Hagel reconfirms US-Japan alliance US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel moved yesterday to reassure Japan of America's commitment to its security, as Russia's ... and says they fall under the US-Japan Security Treaty, which obligates America to come to Japan's defence. Addressing US and Japanese forces at Yokota Air Base, Hagel said one of the goals ...

  2. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA wants to set tone for military ties with US, analysts say

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:16am by Teddy Ng

    ... that as it develops its military, it does not want to trigger security concerns of other powers," Goldstein said. But observers said mutual distrust would hinder major communication efforts. ...

  3. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    North Korea fires two medium-range missiles after rivals' three-nation security talks

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 04:15pm by AP

    ... missiles today in a challenge to a rare three-way summit of its rivals Seoul, Tokyo and Washington which focused on the North’s security threat. The launch of the Rodong missiles, the first time since 2009, violates UN Security Council resolutions and marks a big escalation from a series of shorter-range rocket launches the North has staged in recent weeks to protest ongoing annual ...

  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    Better Sino-US ties needed given rising risk of military clash, Chuck Hagel says

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:10pm by Teddy Ng

    ... the US would not meddle in territorial disputes in the region and was not out to contain China. But he reminded Beijing that Washington had security treaties with Japan and the Philippines ...

  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    US lawmakers push White House to strengthen ties with Taiwan

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:00am by AP

    ... of prioritising relations with Beijing over those with Taiwan, particularly when it comes to defence sales. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Kin Moy responded: "I don't think that our Taiwan ...

  6. 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

    ... the US and Philippine navies, the implications of the US military's rebalance to the Pacific, and the importance of naval engagement and co-operation for humanitarian assistance and disaster ... presence" of the American military would, among others, "bring greater security within the region". Goldberg said part of the discussions involved agreeing on "several locations" ...

  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's military will respond if 'provoked' by neighbours, says official

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 02:36pm by Teddy Ng, Minnie Chan

    ... and sovereignty Fu Ying, National People's Congress "If some countries want to challenge and ruin such a consensus and harm regional security and order China will make a response ... Economic and Security Review Commission, said in November that China's military build-up in Asia was shifting the security balance in the region, challenging decades of US military dominance. ...

  8. News - China - DEFENCE

    Smog is China’s top defence against US laser weapons, says PLA Navy admiral

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 01:19pm by DARREN WEE

    ... assessment immediately drew criticism on the popular Sina Weibo social media site, where the news was reposted and commented on more than 10,000 times. In response, the rear admiral told the Beijing ...

  9. News - World - DEFENCE

    US Army recruiters alleged to have taken US$29m in kickbacks

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 09:17pm by AFP

    ... McCaskill said. The kickbacks grew out of a 2005 project launched at a time when the United States Army and National Guard were struggling to secure new recruits amid heavy casualties in the wars ... assistants", who included National Guard soldiers and civilians, were allowed to earn between US$2,000 to US$7,500 for each person they persuaded to enlist. Defence officials confirmed the allegations ...

  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    PLA Navy take tips from classic military treatise The Art of War

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 11:42am by Li Jing

    ... military general and strategist, dates back to the second century BC. As part of a comprehensive onboard training programme for naval soldiers, Li said his job was to carry out “insightful ...




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