Taiwan appoints minister of veterans affairs as new intelligence agency chief

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Minister of Veterans Affairs Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) is the new director general of the main intelligence agency, the National Security Bureau (NSB), following the resign...

L. Bruce Laingen, top US diplomat held in Iran, dies at 96

WASHINGTON (AP) — L. Bruce Laingen, the top American diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran when it was overrun by Iranian protesters in 1979 and one of 52 Americans held hostage for more than a year,...

Oil tanker attacks echo Persian Gulf's 1980s 'Tanker War'

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mysterious attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz this week show how one of the world's crucial chokepoints for global energy supplies can be eas...

Former USPACOM cmdr to observe Taiwan military Han Kuang exercises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) is preparing for the upcoming 35th annual Han Kuang (漢光) military exercises to be held April 22 to April 26. As in yea...

Taiwan's Ministry of Nat. Defense proposes enhancing bio-weapons research

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) has proposed building a new high security lab for developing chemical and biological weapons over the next five years, ac...

2018 Double Ten Day celebrations to reflect Taiwan's New Immigrants, multi ethnic society

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Double Ten Day national celebrations are coming up this Wednesday, Oct. 10. The preparatory committee held a preview of performances in front of the Presidential Build...

HK, Macau freshmen forced into military training at China's Tsinghua University, Taiwanese 'voluntary'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an effort by Beijing to bring Hong Kong and Macau more tightly under its grip, incoming college freshmen from the two special administrative regions (SAR) will this fall be ...

Acorn Growth Companies Appoints Randy Martinez to Its Advisory Board

OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 10, 2018--Acorn Growth Companies, a private equity firm investing exclusively in aerospace, defense and intelligence, appointed Randy Martinez to its Advisory Board...

Dr. Farouk Shami Appointed National Defense University Foundation’s Special Representative and Adviser for International Affairs

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 26, 2018--National Defense University Foundation Chairman and retired US Army Brigadier General Jack A. Pellicci recently appointed Dr. Farouk Shami, Founder and Chairman...

200 million cyber attacks hit Taiwan's military networks in 2017: expert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Taiwan's military and military-associated networks combined were attacked by Chinese hackers more than 200 million times in 2017 alone, reported Liberty Times. The numbe...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2018. There are 222 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 23, ...

Sarcos Robotics Adds General William M. Fraser III, United States Air Force (Retired), to its Advisory Board

SALT LAKE CITY & BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 9, 2018--Sarcos ® Robotics, a global leader in the production of robots that combine human intelligence and dexterity with the strength, endu...

Colombia jails ex-rebel on US drug warrant in blow to peace

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's peace process has been rocked by the surprise arrest of a former top leader of the disbanded FARC rebel army on charges of trying to smuggle several tons of cocaine ...

Taipei residents spooked by mock volcano emergency alert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Some Taipei residents went into a panic when they received a volcano alert message on their mobile phones on Saturday (March 31), however it was actually just a test of the new...

Military reviews rules for helmet cams after Niger attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military leaders are considering new guidelines for the use of helmet cameras on the battlefield after Islamic State-linked fighters in Niger exploited footage taken by a fallen...