China unveils Mars rover for 2020 mission

Aug 24, 2016

China unveils Mars rover for 2020 mission

China has shown off the first images of the rover it plans to sent to Mars in mid-2020 to explore the surface for three months, the latest aim of its ambitious space program. China in 2003 became the third country to put a man ...

Aug 23, 2016

U.N. command condemns North Korean mine-laying on border

North Korea has been laying fresh land mines on its side of the demilitarized zone, the U.N. Command said Tuesday. The mining follows a spate of high-profile defections and appears aimed at preventing its troops from fleeing. Military personnel were seen planting mines on ...

Aug 23, 2016

U.S. to deploy F-35 fighters in western Japan next year

The central government has informed the city of Iwakuni, Yamaguchi Prefecture that 16 F-35 fighters will be deployed at the U.S. military base in the first half of next year. It will reportedly be the first overseas deployment of the F-35. High-ranking officials from ...

Aug 23, 2016

U.S. commander skeptical of cooperation with Russia in Syria

The top U.S. commander for the fight against the Islamic State group said Monday that he is skeptical of any additional military cooperation with Russia in Syria. And he said he believes he can get the mission done without it, outlining new plans to ...

Aug 23, 2016

Japan's SDF to hold evacuation drill in Djibouti

JIJI The Defense Ministry says it will conduct a transport exercise in Djibouti to practice evacuating Japanese nationals in a crisis situation. It will the first drill in the northeastern African country for transporting Japanese expatriates, ministry officials said Monday. The exercise is designed ...

Risks high as major drills with U.S. kick off in South Korea

Aug 22, 2016

Risks high as major drills with U.S. kick off in South Korea

Tens of thousands of South Korean and U.S. troops began a military exercise simulating an all-out North Korean attack Monday, as Pyongyang issued bellicose threats of pre-emptive nuclear strikes in retaliation. The two-week annual Ulchi Freedom exercise is largely computer-simulated, but still involves around ...