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North Korea is preparing its second attempt to put a spy satellite into orbit as well as tests of long-range missiles to mark a key national anniversary and protest efforts by the United States to strengthen its regional alliances, South Korea’s intelligence service told lawmakers Thursday.
The aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Ronald Reagan is deployed in waters off the east coast of Taiwan amid growing tensions with China over the recent U.S. visit by Taiwan’s vice president, the U.S. Naval Institute reported this week.
Russian forces unleashed a barrage of missiles on regions across Ukraine in the early hours of Tuesday morning, killing civilians and damaging civilian infrastructure.
South Korea’s Yoon calls for strong security cooperation with U.S., Japan ahead of Camp David summit
South Korea’s president called for deeper security cooperation with the U.S. and Japan to address North Korea’s nuclear threat, saying Tuesday that his upcoming summit with the U.S. and Japanese leaders at Camp David will “set a new milestone in trilateral cooperation.”
The United States, Japan and South Korea are expected to announce plans for expanded military cooperation on ballistic missile defenses and technology development in the face of growing concern about North Korea’s nuclear program when the countries’ leaders gather at Camp David for a summit Friday, according to two senior Biden administration officials.
Following his retirement ceremony Monday at the U.S. Naval Academy, Adm. Mike Gilday’s photograph was taken down from a display at the Pentagon showing the current members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Taiwanese Vice President William Lai struck a defiant tone toward China during a visit to the United States on Monday, vowing that the U.S.-backed island democracy won’t back down in the face of threats from Beijing.
A Russian warship on Sunday fired warning shots and boarded a cargo vessel it said was heading to Ukraine in the wake of pulling out of a deal that would allow Kyiv to transport grain through the Black Sea.
Russia targets Ukrainian city of Odesa again, but Kyiv says it shot down all the missiles and drones
Russia launched three waves of nighttime air attacks against the southern Ukraine port city of Odesa, officials said Monday, though the Ukrainian air force said it intercepted all 15 incoming Shahed drones and eight Kalibr missiles.
Chinese Defense Minister Li to visit Russia and Belarus in show of support despite West’s objections
Chinese Defense Minister Li Shangfu is visiting Russia and Belarus in a show of support for those nations which the West has sought to isolate over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un again toured major munitions factories and ordered a drastic increase in production of missiles and other weapons, state media said Monday, as the South Korean and U.S. militaries announced they will begin major drills next week to hone their joint capability against the North’s evolving nuclear threats.
The Wagner Group mercenary army is being forced to tighten its belt and cut staff as the fallout continues over founder Yevgeny Prigozhin’s short-lived rebellion against Russia’s military establishment.
A rocket carrying a lunar landing craft blasted off Friday on Russia’s first moon mission in nearly 50 years, racing to land on Earth’s satellite ahead of an Indian spacecraft.
His critics see a “woke” military that’s losing its edge as left-wing social activism and an obsession with diversity and political correctness take root inside the Pentagon. But Gen. Mark A. Milley sees a fighting force that is by far the most well-prepared, efficient and deadly on the planet — a reality that he says even America’s most determined enemies must acknowledge.
Virgin Galactic rocketed to the edge of space with its first tourists Thursday, including a former British Olympian who bought his ticket 18 years ago and a mother-daughter duo from the Caribbean.
The U.S. and its European allies are importing vast amounts of nuclear fuel and compounds from Russia, providing Moscow with hundreds of millions of dollars in badly needed revenue as it wages war on Ukraine.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ordered his military to sharpen its war plans and signed off on expanding combat operations of frontline units, state media said Thursday, as the United States and South Korea prepare for a large-scale combined military exercise.