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  1. News - Asia - DEFENCE

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

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

    ... Associated Press in Seoul Latest rocket tests off North's east coast seen as challenge to Japan-US-South Korea summit North Korea reportedly test-fired two medium-range ballistic 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1457746/north-korea-fires-two-missiles-after-rivals-three-nation-security-talks
  2. 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

    ... coverage in the event of a North Korean attack. The US will also begin sending long-range Global Hawk surveillance drones to Japan this month for rotational deployments, and they are intended ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1465631/us-moves-reassure-japan-security-ties-face-increasingly-assertive-china
  3. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    South Korea and US military drills to overlap with North-South

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 11:40am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korea and the United States said on Monday they would begin joint military drills on February 24, overlapping with a planned North-South Korea families’ reunion which Pyongyang has already threatened to cancel. The annual “Key Resolve” and “Foal Eagle” exercises – condemned by North Korea as a rehearsal for invasion – will be held from February ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1425146/south-korea-and-us-military-drills-overlap-north-south
  4. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    North Korea completing rocket pad for larger missiles, warns US think tank

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 12:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul North Korea has almost completed the enlargement of its main satellite launch pad, allowing the launch of rockets up to 50 metres in length as early as next month, a US think tank said on Friday. The closely followed 38 North website of the Johns Hopkins University’s US-Korea Institute said recent satellite imagery showed that gantry modifications ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1422791/north-korea-completing-rocket-pad-larger-missiles-warns-us-think-tank
  5. News - China - DEFENCE

    Chinese navy holds Indian Ocean drills

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 04:23pm by Associated Press

    ... and Beijing is a close ally of New Delhi’s arch-rival Pakistan. CCTV said the squadron passed through the Lombok Strait near the Indonesian island of Bali before heading north toward the Philippines. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1420681/chinese-navy-holds-indian-ocean-drills
  6. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    US plans for Guam missile base seen as countering strength of China

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 09:53pm by Julian Ryall

    ... Julian Ryall in Tokyo Countering the North Korea missile threat is the stated objective, but many see the move as being more directed at the strength of China U.S. set to base missiles on Guam The US is planning to station anti-ballistic-missile systems on the Pacific island of Guam, a move ostensibly to defend against unpredictable North Korea, but which analysts say may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1377733/us-plans-guam-missile-base-seen-countering-strength-china
  7. News - China - DEFENCE

    Japan to boost military amid row with China

    Posted Dec 12th 2013, 05:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... China and North Korea, officials said Thursday. The government of conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will approve rules intended to help air, land and sea forces work together more ... at a private think tank in Tokyo. “Or if we faced a North Korean missile, Japan would first attempt to shoot it down from the sea, then from the ground. “While the Air Defence Force has huge radar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1379052/japan-boost-military-amid-row-china
  8. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japan plans to set up amphibious military unit and deploy drones

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 05:25pm by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... to respond to missile attacks in the face of improvement in North Korea’s ballistic missile technology, the guideline draft said. But it stopped short of a call to acquire the capability to strike ... world war pacifist constitution. “North Korea has repeated conduct that heightens regional tensions... Its nuclear and missile development, along with provocative words and deeds against us, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1378266/japan-plans-set-amphibious-military-unit-and-deploy-drones
  9. News - World - DEFENCE

    US Congress to stop Turkey using American funds on Chinese missiles

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 06:05am by AFP

    ... not be compatible with, and should not be integrated with, missile defence systems of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation," the Senate and House Armed Services Committees said. Without American ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1380706/us-congress-stop-turkey-using-american-funds-chinese-missiles
  10. News - World - DEFENCE

    Three women pass US Marine Corps' tough infantry course, in a first

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 10:34pm by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post First women pass marines training For the first time, three woman soldiers have passed the US Marine Corps' gruelling infantry course, carrying the same rifles and lugging the same 40kg packs on the same 20 kilometre hikes through the piney woods of North Carolina as the men. The woman marines were scheduled to graduate yesterday at Camp Geiger- a historic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1362293/three-women-pass-us-marine-corps-tough-infantry-course-first

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