Apr 2, 2016

Obama acknowledges civilian deaths by U.S. drone strikes

President Barack Obama acknowledged Friday that “civilians were killed that shouldn’t have been” in past U.S. drone strikes, but said the administration is now “very cautious” about striking where women or children are present. Obama was asked at a news conference about an increase ...

Apr 2, 2016

CIA leaves explosives on school bus after training exercise

A Virginia school bus carrying students had explosives under the hood after the CIA accidentally left them following a training exercise, the intelligence agency said on Thursday. “Last week, a CIA K-9 unit conducted a routine training exercise with law enforcement officials in Loudoun ...

Air Self-Defense Force unveils C-2 next-generation transport aircraft

Mar 15, 2016

Air Self-Defense Force unveils C-2 next-generation transport aircraft

The Air Self-Defense Force unveiled its C-2 next-generation transport aircraft, currently under development, at its base in Kakamigahara, Gifu Prefecture, on Tuesday. The C-2, the successor to the existing C-1 transport plane, is capable of carrying the Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) surface-to-air missile system ...

Mar 12, 2016

North Korean submarine missing, U.S. media says

A North Korean submarine is missing, reports said Saturday, as the reclusive state issued a fresh threat of retaliation against U.S. and South Korean forces involved in joint military drills. The unknown class of vessel had been reportedly operating off the North Korean coast ...

Mar 12, 2016

Russia, China oppose U.S. missile-defense in South Korea

The foreign ministers of China and Russia are opposing the possible deployment of an advanced American missile-defense system in South Korea. Amid escalating tensions over North Korea’s nuclear arsenal, Washington and Seoul last week began formal talks on deploying the sophisticated THAAD system. Chinese ...