Apr 11, 2017

Laser weapons edge toward use in U.S. military

A sci-fi staple for decades, laser weapons are finally becoming reality in the U.S. military, albeit with capabilities a little less dramatic than in the movies. Lightsabers — the favored weapon of the Jedi in “Star Wars” films — will remain in the fictional ...

Taiwan launches submarine project in face of China threat

Mar 21, 2017

Taiwan launches submarine project in face of China threat

Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen launched the island’s first ever homegrown submarine project Tuesday in the face of what the government says are growing military threats from China. The move comes after China sent its only aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, through the Taiwan Strait in ...

/ Mar 20, 2017

China warns U.S. over arms sales to Taiwan

China on Monday reiterated its firm opposition to U.S. arm sales to Taiwan, amid reports that Donald Trump’s administration is preparing a large shipment of advanced weaponry for the self-ruling island. “China firmly opposes U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, this is consistent and clear-cut,” ...

Mar 14, 2017

Trump gives CIA authority to conduct drone strikes, report says

U.S. President Donald Trump has given the Central Intelligence Agency new authority to conduct drone attacks against suspected militants, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing U.S. officials. The move would be a change from the policy of former President Barack Obama’s administration of ...