Jan 10, 2017

Pentagon successfully tests AI-powered micro-drone swarm

The Pentagon may soon be unleashing a 21st-century version of locusts on its adversaries after officials on Monday said it had successfully tested a swarm of 103 micro-drones. The important step in the development of new autonomous weapon systems was made possible by improvements ...

More nuclear weaponry means more risk

Jan 9, 2017

More nuclear weaponry means more risk

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As with guns, Americans are divided on the issue of nuclear weapons. One side is motivated by a “more is better” philosophy — a deep, intuitive belief that the best way to stop bad guys is to get more weapons to the good guys. ...

Japan, France agree to start talks on defense supplies-sharing pact

Jan 7, 2017

Japan, France agree to start talks on defense supplies-sharing pact

The defense and foreign ministers of Japan and France agreed at their “two-plus-two” meeting Friday to start negotiations over a bilateral accord on sharing defense supplies and services. In a joint statement issued after the meeting in Paris, the ministers also expressed opposition to ...

Jan 6, 2017

Indonesia says only part of Australian cooperation halted

An Indonesian government minister clarified Thursday that the country was suspending only part of its military cooperation with Australia. Canberra promised that its investigation of an alleged insult of Indonesian beliefs was nearly complete. Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne said the issue began in ...