THAAD may be deployed in Taiwan: HK media

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As South Korea's defense ministry strives to complete the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system by the end of this year, Hong Kong media reports that...

Taiwan Navy reveals video of future guided-missile destroyer

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST) has released an animated video of a future guided-missile destroyer being designed for t...

U.S. Global Hawk drone shadowed PLA warplanes as they circled Taiwan

Taipei -- An American RQ-4 Global Hawk drone shadowed Chinese military aircraft as they tightly circled Taiwan's airspace on Dec. 10, according to a representative of the Ministry of Nat...

Taiwan test fires Sky Bow air defense missiles amid tensions with Beijing

Taipei -- Taiwan's military on Wednesday launched a three-day live-fire exercise off the coast of eastern Taiwan to test its air defense capabilities, which will include the test firing ...

China's missiles targeted elsewhere but threaten Taiwan: MND

Taipei, July 28 (CNA) The medium and long range ballistic missiles (LRBM) deployed by China may target other countries but still threaten Taiwan, Ministry of National Defense (MND) spokesman Maj. Gen....

Analysis: Like Iran, pacts with USSR ignored foe's behavior

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Critics of the Iran nuclear deal claim it is flawed, among many reasons, because it does not demand that Tehran also change its behavior at home and abroad. That complaint ignores t...

Beware of mainland Chinese bearing gifts

Government officials in Taiwan must be very careful in allowing businesspeople and white-collar workers from China to live and work in Taiwan. The growing number of such ‘visitors’ to Taiwan represent...

Taiwan denies reported leaks of weapons secrets to China

Taipei, Oct. 24 (CNA) The Ministry of National Defense on Friday denied recent media reports that Taiwanese military officers have sold military secrets to China, including classified information on...

US Sen. Cruz of Texas to visit Ukraine

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas will visit Ukraine this month and meet with leaders of the protest movement that forced out the country's pro-Russian president,...

US Sen. Cruz of Texas to visit Ukraine

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas will visit Ukraine this month and meet with leaders of the protest movement that forced out the country's pro-Russian president.Frequently mentioned a...

Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers

NEW YORK (AP) -- The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet...

Japan new security plan focuses on island dispute

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan on Tuesday approved a plan to increase defense spending by 5 percent over the next five years to purchase its first surveillance drones, more jet fighters and naval destroyers in t...

Friday, December 13

Today is Friday, Dec. 13, the 347th day of 2013. There are 18 days left in the year.Highlights in history on this date:1545 - Protestant princes opposing Holy Roman Emperor Charles V meet at Frankfurt...

US military chief: Avoid war by preparing for it

The top U.S. military officer told American troops based in Japan on Thursday that "the best way to avoid war is to prepare for it." Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, made th...

U.S. planning new missile defense systems in Japan, report says

The Obama administration is planning an expansion of missile defenses in Asia to address threats from North Korea that could also serve to counter China’s military build-up, the Wall Street Journal re...