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(Photo: US DoD / Missile Defense Agency)North Korea tensions: Why clarity is key to avoiding a spiralling crisis
File - The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, element gives the Ballistic Missile Defense System a globally transportable, rapidly deployable ability to intercept and destroy ballistic missiles inside or outside the atmosphere during their final, or terminal, phase of flight....Full Story

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(Photo: AP / Kim Jun-hum)US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power
U.S. military vehicle moves past banners opposing a plan to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, as South Korean police officers stand guard in Seongju, South Korea, Wednesday, April 26, 2017....Full Story

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Japan-U.S. drill pictured on U.S. Navy website in show of strength
The U.S. Navy published a photograph of a drill involving a U.S. carrier-led strike group and two Japanese destroyers on its website, demonstrating close Japan-U.S. cooperation to contain North Korea's military provocations. | The image, taken April 26 and uploaded Apri...Full Story
The next generation of war technology hits Red Beach at Camp Pendleton
Cpl. Brian Bekkala takes a picture of a weaponized MUTT (Multi Utility Tactical Transport) during the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise at Camp Pendleton, on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The MUTT is an unmanned vehicle that is controlled by a operator who can drive and f...Full Story
China flags global naval role after new carrier launch
SHANGHAI/BEIJING: China needs to raise its military capabilities to protect its growing overseas interests, its foreign minister said following the launch of China's first domestically built aircraft carrier, while vowing not to pursue expansionism. | China launched the...Full Story
U.S. and South Korea Warn North Provocation Will Result in 'Swift Punitive Action'
South Korea  and the United States agreed on Thursday on "swift punitive measures" against North  Korea in the event of further provocation, as a  North Korean official vowed it would push ahead with nuclear and missile tests to counter U.S. "hostile acts". | As a s...Full Story
China flags global naval role after new carrier launch
China's navy has been taking an increasingly prominent role in recent months, with its first aircraft carrier sailing around self-ruled Taiwan and new warships appearing in far-flung places. ... ...Full Story
India does not fear China's new aircraft carrier. Here's what it fears
The launch of the warship does not amount to much in real terms. But India can ill-afford to ignore China's continuing global maritime quests. ... ...Full Story
Milbank: Life imitates cable TV news
The USS Carl Vinson, 1,100 feet long, has a displacement of 97,000 tons and sails with two nuclear reactors and about 60 aircraft. It’s escorted by a guided-missile cruiser and two destroyers. | So how did President Trump lose it? | In an interview with Fox Business t...Full Story
Kupwara attack, China’s first home-grown aircraft carrier: Top stories this morning
Officer among 3 soldiers killed in militant attack on army camp in Kashmir’s Kupwara | Three soldiers including an army captain were killed on Thursday when a group of militants stormed a garrison in south Kashmir’s Kupwara, a defence official said. Two mili...Full Story
China launches first indigenously built aircraft carrier, to be commissioned before 2020
China on Wednesday launched its second aircraft carrier and, the first to be developed and built indigenously from the Dalian shipyard in Liaoning Province. | Known as the Type 001A, the 50,000-tonne new aircraft carrier is based on the Soviet Kuznetsov-class design, wi...Full Story
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The next generation of war technology hits Red Beach at Camp Pendleton
China flags global naval role after new carrier launch
U.S. and South Korea Warn North Provocation Will Result in 'Swift Punitive Action'
China flags global naval role after new carrier launch
India does not fear China's new aircraft carrier. Here's what it fears
Milbank: Life imitates cable TV news
Kupwara attack, China’s first home-grown aircraft carrier: Top stories this morning
China launches first indigenously built aircraft carrier, to be commissioned before 2020
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Thu 27 Apr 2017
Trump team softens war talk, vows other pressure on North Korea
India TV The Trump administration told lawmakers Wednesday it will apply economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, as an extraordinary White House briefing served to tamp down talk of military action against an ...
Trump briefs lawmakers on N. Korea
Longview News Journal WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration told lawmakers Wednesday it will apply economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, as an extraordinary White House briefing served to tamp down talk of militar...
North Korea's Kim Jong-Un must come to 'his senses': US admiral
Deccan Chronicle Washington: A top US admiral said on Wednesday that America wants to bring North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un to "his senses," as senators attended an extraordinary briefing at the White House. | Admiral Harry Harris, who heads the Pacific Com...
South Korea, US warn of punishment for North Korea; US stresses sanctions
The Times Of India South Korea and the United States agreed on Thursday on "swift punitive measures" against North Korea in the event of more provocation, although the United States signaled sanctions and diplomatic pressure were its priorities for now. | As a standoff...
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Yahoo Daily News WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration told lawmakers Wednesday it will apply economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, as an extraordinary White House briefing served to tamp down talk of militar...
3 rescued after US Navy helicopter crashes near Guam
The Times Of India HAGATNA: Two pilots and a crewmember have been rescued after the US Navy helicopter they were riding in crashed in waters near Guam. | The Navy says today's crash happened as the helicopter was conducting routine flight operations. | Guided-missile d...
U.S. test launches unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile
Asahi News VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, California--An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile was launched from California early Wednesday in a test of the weapon system that is part of the U.S. nuclear force. | The missile blasted off from a silo...
Column: Defense spending increase helps Michigan
Detroit news Last year was considered by some to be less-than-stellar for commercial aerospace and defense, but both sectors are projecting healthier growth this year. In fact, total world spending in the commercial aerospace and defense industries will continue ...
South Korea, U.S. warn of punishment for North Korea
Asahi News SEOUL/WASHINGTON--South Korea and the United States agreed on Thursday on "swift punitive measures" against North Korea in the event of more provocation, although the United States signaled sanctions and diplomatic pressure were its priorities for no...
US vows to force North Korea back to nuclear talks
The Times Of India WASHINGTON: The United States pledged Wednesday to step up sanctions to force North Korea to resume dialogue over its nuclear program, but said it was not looking to bring Kim Jong-Un's regime to its knees. | After briefing senators at the White Hous...
After new aircraft carrier launch, China says it needs to raise its military capabilities
Hindustan Times China needs to raise its military capabilities to protect its growing overseas interests, its foreign minister said, following the launch of China’s first domestically-built aircraft carrier but he vowed not to pursue expansionism. | China laun...
Investors Hail OGFZA, FG over Drop in Piracy Around Onne Free Zone
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 | Investors in the Onne Oil and Gas Free Zone have commended the leadership of the Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA) and the federal government on the significant decline in pirate attacks around Onne Oil and Gas Free Zone...
US vows to force North Korea back to nuclear talks
The Manila Times WASHINGTON: The United States pledged on Wednesday to step up sanctions to force North Korea to resume dialogue over its nuclear program, but said it was not looking to bring Kim Jong-Un’s regime to its knees. | After briefing senators at the W...
Pentagon Says U.S. Warship Fired Warning Flare At Iranian Vessel
Radio Free Europe The Pentagon said on April 26 that a U.S. warship fired a warning flare after an Iranian Revolutionary Guards vessel made a close approach to the ship in the Persian Gulf. | The "unprofessional interaction" between the USS Mahan, a guided-m...
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