US military blimp on the loose at 16,000 ft
Oct 29, 2015 at 01:53 | Source:
WASHINGTON: An unmanned Army surveillance blimp broke loose from its ground tether at a U.S. military base in Maryland on Wednesday and drifted over central Pennsylvania as two Air Force fighter jets tracked it. The blimp's long tether snapped power ...
U.S. Air Force cites 'alarming' Russian strides in air power | Reuters
Sep 15, 2015 at 05:45 | Source:
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. A U.S. Air Force general on Monday cited what he called "alarming" moves by the Russian military to beef up its air forces in the years since the invasion of Georgia in 2008 and to establish firm defenses around areas l...
Saudi king meets with Obama amid Gulf concerns over Iran deal| Reuters
Sep 05, 2015 at 00:31 | Source:
WASHINGTON Saudi King Salman met with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on Friday to seek more support in countering Iran, as the Obama administration aims to use the visit to shore up relations after a period of tensions.The visit is th...
U.S. to bring Japan under its cyber defense umbrella | Reuters
May 30, 2015 at 23:15 | Source:
TOKYO The United States will extend its cyber defense umbrella over Japan, helping its Asian ally cope with the growing threat of online attacks against military bases and infrastructure such as power grids, the two nations said in a joint statement ...
U.S. rejects notion that Gulf rulers snubbing Obama summit| Reuters
May 12, 2015 at 05:30 | Source:
WASHINGTON/RIYADH The White House scrambled on Monday to counter perceptions that the Saudi king's absence from a summit later this week could undermine U.S. efforts to assure Gulf states it remains committed to their security against Iran.King Salm...
Top South Korea, Japan, China envoys discuss North Korea, regional bank
Mar 21, 2015 at 12:45 | Source:
SEOUL (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of South Korea, Japan and China meet on Saturday for the first time in three years, to try and improve frosty ties and restore a regular three-way summit of their leaders, stalled because of tension over histor...
U.S. considering possible Middle East missile defence - general
Mar 05, 2015 at 07:15 | Source:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military is considering sending its THAAD missile defence system to the Middle East,a senior U.S.Army general said on Wednesday, citing what he called an urgent need to respond to foes with missile systems and the will...
Russia to react to US plan on building missile base
Oct 14, 2014 at 23:33 | Source:
Moscow, Oct 14 (IANS) Moscow will react with "necessary steps" to construction of a new US military base in Romania, Russian ambassador to NATO Alexander Grushko has said.Implementation of the US plan would undermine Russia's security and f...
Putin warns West, promises new weapons to counter threats
Sep 11, 2014 at 08:46 | Source:
Moscow: Russia is developing an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons to counter recent moves by the US and NATO, President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday as the military successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile launched ...
Experimental U.S. hypersonic weapon destroyed seconds after launch
Aug 26, 2014 at 03:45 | Source:
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A hypersonic weapon being developed by the U.S. military was destroyed four seconds after its launch from a test range in Alaska early on Monday after controllers detected a problem with the aircraft, the Pentagon said.The craf...
It's Not Just Critics of Israel Who Want to Cut US Aid
Aug 05, 2014 at 15:49 | Source:
One of the very few bills that landed on President Obama's desk this week, after Congress left for its annual summer recess, was one authorizing $225 million in additional funding for the Iron Dome missile defense system Israel has been using...
Gaza Live: Israeli troops withdraw from parts of Gaza
Aug 02, 2014 at 20:50 | Source:
6:45 pm: Israel army says 'safe' to return to part of north GazaThe Israeli army on Saturday informed residents of Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza that it was "safe" to return to their homes, as witnesses said troops were seen withdrawing from...
Gaza Live: Hamas denies knowing about missing soldier as US arms Israel
Aug 02, 2014 at 15:13 | Source:
3:10 pm: Sisi says Egypt truce plan 'real chance' to end Gaza clashesPresident Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday an Egyptian truce plan provided a "real chance" to end the Gaza conflict, stressing the need for its speedy implementation....