Jul 26, 2015

Alarmist defense white paper

By highlighting the threat posed by China, the government appears to be using the white paper to drum up public support for the Abe administration's controversial security legislation.

Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen port town leave at least 120 people dead

Jul 26, 2015

Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen port town leave at least 120 people dead

Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit a residential area in a quiet Red Sea town in Yemen on Saturday, killing at least 120 people in the deadliest strike against civilians since the March offensive began, security and medical officials said. Hours later, the coalition unexpectedly announced ...

Jul 25, 2015

Pentagon asks armed 'citizen guards' at recruitment centers to stand down

The Pentagon on Friday asked that concerned armed citizens not stand guard at military recruiting offices, saying it can handle security after a shooting rampage. Prompted by shootings at military facilities around the U.S., Americans have started showing up at military recruiting offices to ...

Jul 25, 2015

Belgium arrests two former Guantanamo inmates on terrorism charges

Belgium has arrested two former detainees at Guantanamo prison on charges of terrorism, saying the men are suspected of seeking recruits to fight in Syria, the federal prosecutor’s office said Friday. The two men, who were held at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval base ...

U.S. defense chief in Iraq for talks on war against IS

Jul 23, 2015

U.S. defense chief in Iraq for talks on war against IS

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter flew to Baghdad on Thursday for talks on Iraq’s war against the Islamic State group, whose “caliphate” is shrinking but is ramping up deadly car bombings. Carter was to meet Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Sunni Arab tribal leaders from ...