Pentagon still struggles with military kid sex assault cases

To the mothers, the 13-year-old boy appeared largely unsupervised as he roamed among the clusters of townhomes on the U.S. Air Force base in Japan. It would have been unremarkable — ...

After China tariffs, Trump should recognize Taiwan, the Pentagon likely agrees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Trump administration is turning up the pressure on China, with a not-so-subtle threat that if Chinese leader Xi Jinping refuses to meet with Trump during the upcoming ...

US under Trump takes step towards recognizing Taiwan as a country

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Over the past several months, and especially the last few weeks, it appears that the United States under the Trump administration is taking a much clearer stance on relati...

Pentagon tells White House to stop politicizing military

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Pentagon has told the White House to stop politicizing the military, amid a furor over a Trump administration order to have the Navy ship named for the late Sen. John McC...

US Secretary of Defense backs Trump on banning China's Huawei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Speaking at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue and security summit in Singapore, U.S. Secretary of Defense, Patrick Shanahan, declared that Huawei’s close relationship w...

US arms company Raytheon takes new contract for Taiwan missile upgrades

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. weapons manufacturer Raytheon has been awarded another contract to service Taiwan’s arsenal of missiles, the U.S. Department of Defense announced last week (May ...

Warren proposes new ethics rules at the Pentagon

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren is releasing a new proposal to overhaul ethics rules at the Pentagon that would impose a four-year timeout before top Department of Defense officials could join the ...

Trump to nominate Shanahan for top Pentagon post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday said he will nominate Patrick Shanahan to be his second secretary of defense, putting an end to months of speculation about the former Boeing...

Trump to nominate Shanahan for top Pentagon post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday said he will nominate Patrick Shanahan to be his second secretary of defense. Shanahan, a former Boeing executive, has been leading the Pentagon as...

'History is clear,' US will respond when Taiwan is threatened says Pentagon official

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Following the release last week of the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DOD) annual report to Congress on China, the DOD Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pac...

Pentagon report discusses strategies for a Chinese attack against Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – In its annual report to Congress about the Chinese military, the United States Department of Defense has discussed the options that China could follow for a military campa...

Taiwan to receive Raytheon 'Sidewinder' missile upgrades: Pentagon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) on April 30 announced that a new contract has been awarded to Raytheon Missile Systems for US$419 million dollars to develop, test, an...

UK court sentences Julian Assange to 50 weeks in prison

A court in London on Wednesday sentenced Assange to 50 weeks in prison for jumping bail in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden. Assange, who was arrested last month after Ecuador revoked his politica...

US watchdog: Afghans may not be ready for 'day after' peace

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan may not be ready for peace unless it formulates a strategy for re-integration of Taliban fighters into society, combating corruption and reining in the country's ...

Pentagon expected to send about 300 more troops to border

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it may send about 300 more troops to the U.S.-Mexico border in roles that could put them in contact with migrants. They would thus be granted an exception to a poli...