Jun 6, 2015

Islamic State working to develop chemical weapons: Australia

The Islamic State group has shown it is prepared to use chemical weapons and is likely to have among its recruits the technical expertise to develop them, Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said. In a speech late Friday, Bishop said Australia had no doubt ...

May 20, 2015

North Korea 'many years' from developing SLBM: U.S. commander

A senior U.S. military officer says North Korea is “many years” away from being able to launch ballistic missiles from a submarine. But Vice Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. James Winnefeld said Tuesday such missiles could eventually present a “hard-to-detect” ...

Obama moves to demilitarize U.S. police after string of 'abuses'

May 19, 2015

Obama moves to demilitarize U.S. police after string of 'abuses'

U.S. President Barack Obama plans to ban police from using tracked armored vehicles, bayonets, grenade launchers and large-caliber firearms, in response to accusations that U.S. law enforcement has become too militarized. After controversy over the policing of high-profile protests in Baltimore, Maryland and Ferguson, ...

Deadly Osprey crash in Hawaii renews sense of fear in Okinawa

May 18, 2015

Deadly Osprey crash in Hawaii renews sense of fear in Okinawa

The deadly crash of a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft in Hawaii on Sunday sparked further concern in Okinawa Prefecture over the safety of the tilt-rotor aircraft, 24 of which have been deployed at a controversial U.S. base in the island prefecture. The ...

May 13, 2015

China developing key aircraft to build amphibious capabilities

Chinese researchers are getting closer to developing a military aircraft seen as key to building the country’s amphibious capabilities, despite technical obstacles, state media reported on Wednesday. The official China Daily, citing experts, said progress was being made in research on components for short ...