U.S. may place heavy armor in Eastern Europe

Nov 26, 2014

U.S. may place heavy armor in Eastern Europe

The U.S. Army plans to deploy about 150 tanks and armored vehicles to NATO countries next year, and some of the heavy armor may be stationed in Eastern Europe, a top American general said Tuesday. The move is part of a U.S. effort dubbed ...

Aussie official backpedals on foreign subs

Nov 26, 2014

Aussie official backpedals on foreign subs

Australia’s defense minister apologized on Wednesday after saying he would not trust the government-owned submarine firm “to build a canoe,” comments that fueled expectations that most work in a program costing 40 billion Australian dollars ($34 billion) will go offshore. Reuters reported in September ...

Nov 20, 2014

Six nurses and coworker knifed to death at China hospital

Six nurses and a coworker at a Chinese hospital were knifed to death by another member of staff at a female employees’ dormitory Thursday, state media said. The man who carried out the attack in the resort town of Beidaihe in the northern province ...

Nov 20, 2014

Signs suggest North Korea preparing material for nuclear bomb test

New satellite imagery suggests North Korea may be firing up a facility for processing weapons-grade plutonium, as Pyongyang threatened Thursday a fresh nuclear test in response to U.N. condemnation of its rights record. The images show steam rising from a reprocessing plant at the ...

Western-backed Syrian rebels shaken on multiple fronts

Nov 17, 2014

Western-backed Syrian rebels shaken on multiple fronts

During a key battle in the rugged mountains of a northern province earlier this month, U.S.-backed Syrian rebels collapsed before an assault by al-Qaida fighters. Some surrendered their weapons. Others outright defected to the militants. A detailed account of the battle in Idlib, from ...

Pentagon boss Hagel orders shake-up of nuclear forces

Nov 15, 2014

Pentagon boss Hagel orders shake-up of nuclear forces

The Pentagon will spend an additional $10 billion to correct deep problems of neglect and mismanagement within America’s nuclear forces, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel declared Friday, pledging firm action to support the men and women who handle the world’s most powerful and deadly weapons. ...

Nov 11, 2014

British drones strike Islamic State fighters in Iraq

Britain has used its unmanned aerial drones in Iraq for the first time to strike Islamic State jihadis, the Ministry of Defense said Monday. Over the weekend, a remotely piloted Reaper aircraft successfully launched a missile attack on Islamic State extremists near Baiji, north ...

Iran touts successful test of U.S. drone replica

Nov 11, 2014

Iran touts successful test of U.S. drone replica

Iran said Monday that it has successfully tested its own version of a U.S.-made drone based on one it captured in 2011. State TV quoted Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, head of the aerospace division of the elite Revolutionary Guard, as saying the test was ...