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Chinese navy, air force inferior to US, Russian counterparts: Former PLA general

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A retired People’s Liberation Army (PLA) general has recently said that even though China’s military has made great strides in recent times, it still has a lon...

President Joe Biden administration to review US China policy

US President Joe Biden announced the creation of a military task force that would review the US policy towards China on Wednesday. "We need to meet the growing challenges posed by China to keep ...

Germany welcomes Biden plan to halt US troop withdrawal

The German government welcomed US President Joe Biden's plan to stop the planned withdrawal of thousands of US troops from German soil, Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said on Friday. &q...

US military plane appears to fly over southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Multiple aircraft spotters on Monday reported detecting an American military aircraft flying over the southern tip of Taiwan. At 11:45 a.m., the Twitter aircraft spotte...

7 Chinese military planes, 1 US military aircraft enter Taiwan’s ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Seven Chinese military aircraft and one U.S. military plane entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ) on Sunday (Jan. 31). This is the first time th...

China: 'New historical starting point' with US military

BEIJING (AP) — Putting frictions aside for now, China says relations between the Chinese and U.S. militaries are at a “new historical starting point” and should focus on cooperation and avoiding confr...

US military moves to try Bali bomb suspects at Guantanamo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon announced plans Thursday to move ahead with a military trial for three men held at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who are suspected of involvement in bombings in...

Macron calls on Biden for greater US military involvement

BREST, France (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron hoped on Tuesday that U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will show a greater military commitment to fight against Islamic extremists in several theate...

South Korea's Moon urges Biden to follow Trump's diplomacy with North

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday urged US President-elect Joe Biden to hold talks with North Korea to build on the progress that President Donald Trump made with Kim Jong Un. "The st...

US military says its troop removal from Somalia is complete

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The U.S. military says its troop withdrawal from Somalia is complete, in one of the last actions of President Donald Trump’s presidency. Some experts have warne...

Iran test-fires ballistic missiles at 'hypothetical' enemy ships

Iran's Revolutionary Guard launched ballistic missiles against a simulated target in the Indian Ocean, state television reported on Saturday. The drill took place amid a pressure campaign by the ...

Open Skies: Russia starts withdrawing from defense pact

Russia will exit the Open Skies treaty in a matter of days, the Foreign Ministry announced on Friday. The country must give six months notice to the other member states. Russian leaders may change th...

South Korea presses Iran over seized oil tanker as Gulf tensions rise

A South Korean delegation left for Iran on Thursday to negotiate the early release of an oil tanker and its crew seized in strategic Gulf waters this week. Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps troo...

UK judge blocks Julian Assange extradition

A UK judge on Monday refused a US request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on espionage charges. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser gave the decision during the morning, saying it would be...

Congress overrides Trump's veto of defense bill with pro-Taiwan provisions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Congress on Friday (Jan. 1) overrode U.S. President Donald Trump's veto of the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which contains two provisions supportive...