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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    China’s second hypersonic glider test fails as PLA trials nuclear weapons delivery system

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:30am by Minnie Chan

    ... general of the Taipei-based Chinese Council of Advanced Policy Studies, said if Beijing successfully developed the vehicle, existing US missile defence systems might be rendered obsolete. ...

  2. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Indian PM Narendra Modi seeks to build up military might

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:42am by AFP

    ... to power in May after a landslide general-election win. The 6,800-tonne destroyer INS Kolkata is fitted with the most advanced weapons systems, sensors and communication technology. It is expected ...

  3. News - China - DEFENCE

    China's development of a new long-range missile is a significant boost for the military, say analysts

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:53am by Minnie Chan

    ... west coast. Professor Arthur Ding Shu-fan, secretary general of the Taipei-based Chinese Council of Advanced Policy Studies, said the DF-41 would prompt the Pentagon to work more closely ...

  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    Latest PLA promotions show Xi Jinping is bent on overhaul, analysts say

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:53am by Minnie Chan

    ... lieutenant generals to the rank of general on Friday. They were the two top chiefs of the Shenyang military area command- commander Wang Jiaocheng and political commissar Chu Yimin- deputy chief of the PLA general staff Qi Jianguo, and the political commissar of the Guangzhou military area command, Wei Liang All four have backgrounds in the Nanjing military area command, which oversees ...

  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    Fighting in East, South China Seas would test PLA prowess, general says

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 07:15am by Minnie Chan

    ... boost PLA prowess: General Comments by a PLA general that armed conflict over China's maritime territorial disputes would be a good chance to test the military's prowess were ... officials' thinking, but not the whole PLA," Xu Guangyu, a retired major general, said. Antony Wong Dong, a Macau-based military expert, said Liu's comments were intended to defend ...

  6. News - China - DEFENCE

    New Chinese law steps up military zone security to keep out 'foreign spies posing as tourists'

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 04:54pm by Andrea Chen

    ... general staff department said many of the nation's military zones had been probed by foreign intelligence. There have also been more innocuous intrusions into secured areas, for example ... to the Guangming Daily, the General Staff Department, which oversees the daily operations of the military, is also amending the Measures of Implementation, an outline on how the new protection code can ...

  7. News - World - DEFENCE

    US decision to stop procuring antipersonnel mines hailed, but bolder steps urged

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 05:54am by Reuters

    ... The administration of Barack Obama's predecessor George W. Bush in 2004 said it would not sign the ban. Obama's decision comes just months after US Army General Martin Dempsey, chairman ...

  8. News - World - DEFENCE

    'Inappropriate behaviour' cost US general his nuclear missile command

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 12:30am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US nukes chief went rogue in Russia A US air force general who was fired from command of land-based nuclear missile forces had engaged in "inappropriate ... The events that led to the dismissal took place while Major General Michael Carey was in Russia in July as head of a US government delegation to a nuclear security training exercise, the report said. ...

  9. News - World - DEFENCE

    Washington to explain legal justification for US drone strikes after court ruling

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:00am by Reuters

    ... justification for the use of drones against US citizens suspected of terrorism, a senior Obama administration official said. The US solicitor general has made the decision not to appeal a federal ... in Illinois, Attorney General Eric Holder had said it was “entirely lawful” to target people with senior operational roles in al-Qaeda and associated forces. “Whatever protection the legal analysis ...

  10. News - China - DEFENCE

    China’s army chief kicks off US tour amid frictions in South China Sea

    Posted May 13th 2014, 09:53am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington PLA general expected to face questions over Beijing's run-ins with Asian neighbours during four-day visit China’s military chief will tour American ... and Vietnam is expected to come up when General Fang Fenghui, chief of the People’s Liberation Army general staff, holds talks this week with his counterpart, General Martin Dempsey, US officials ...




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