Jul 23, 2016

North Korea reportedly building submarine pens

North Korea is constructing two covered docks that could shelter ballistic missile submarines near the port city of Sinpo on its east coast, IHS Jane’s reported Friday. Located about 2 kilometers south of Sinpo, close to the Mayang-do Naval Base, the new structure may ...

Jul 19, 2016

Russian ammunition train derails on Sakhalin

Villagers were evacuated on Russia’s Sakhalin island in the early hours of Tuesday when a train loaded with military ammunition came off the rails, local media reported. The Sovietskiy Sakhalin newspaper said police and emergency workers rushed to the site and cleared residents from ...

Taiwan finds improper use of 'war mode' in missile misfire

Jul 5, 2016

Taiwan finds improper use of 'war mode' in missile misfire

A Taiwan Defense Ministry investigation found that several missteps and procedural violations led to the navy’s fatal missile launch Friday, determining the incident wasn’t intended to provoke China. Mistakes aboard the Jin-Jiang class patrol craft included the use of “war mode” on a weapons ...

U.S. reveals death tolls from drones and airstrikes

Jul 2, 2016

U.S. reveals death tolls from drones and airstrikes

The United States on Friday lifted the lid on one of the most controversial tactics of President Barack Obama’s secretive counterterrorism campaign, detailing for the first time the number killed in airstrikes in countries like Pakistan and Libya. The White House also released an ...

Jun 25, 2016

India blames China for stalled nuclear group entry

India has blamed regional rival China for blocking its entry to a nuclear trade group opposed to the proliferation of nuclear weapons, after its members met in South Korea with no decision on India’s bid to join. India wants to become a member of ...