China unveils biggest army overhaul in decades

Nov 27, 2015

China unveils biggest army overhaul in decades

President Xi Jinping announced a major overhaul of China’s military to make the world’s largest army more combat ready and better equipped to project force beyond the country’s borders. Under the reorganization, all branches of the armed forces will come under a joint military ...

Nov 25, 2015

Friends recruit most Islamic State fighters: terrorism expert

Three-quarters of those who become foreign fighters for the Islamic State extremist group are recruited through friends and 20 percent through family members, a terrorism expert said Tuesday. Scott Atran, co-founder of the Center for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict at Oxford University, said ...

Nov 24, 2015

Joint air drill by China, Thailand a sign of rising ties

Thailand’s military held an air show with China on Tuesday ahead of joint maneuvers in a sign of warming ties. Thailand said it was not distancing itself from the United States, which downgraded their military relationship following a 2014 coup. Five Thai and Chinese ...