Taiwan military aims to bolster asymmetric warfare capability with array of new tech

TAIPEI ( Taiwan News) – In line with the Executive Yuan’s latest policy report on the country’s state of military preparedness, the government is requesting budgetary approval from t...

Pentagon denies US personnel saw detainee abuse in Yemen

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is telling Congress that it has found no evidence to support allegations that U.S.-backed Arab allies abused prisoners in Yemen. This was conveyed in a...

AP Explains: Can Trump use an emergency to build his wall?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is weighing using a national emergency declaration to circumvent Congress and the budget stalemate and force construction of the president's long-promised so...

Japan Cabinet OKs record defense budget bill, US arms buys

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Cabinet has approved a record 5.26 trillion yen ($47 billion) defense budget as the country seeks to bolster its arms capability by increasingly buying advanced U.S. weapons. ...

Spain plans to spend $8 billion on military hardware upgrade

MADRID (AP) — Spain's government has announced a plan to spend 7.3 billion euros ($8.2 billion) over the next 10 years on improving its military defense capabilities. Defense Ministe...

Trump chooses chief of the Army to be top military adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will tap Gen. Mark Milley as his next top military adviser, choosing a battle-hardened commander who has served as chief of the Army for the last three years, ...

US offers 'robust' support for Taiwan's defense and security: AIT Chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), James Moriarty, spoke at the two day U.S.-Taiwan Defense Industry Conference held in the state of Maryland earlier ...

Trump space force plan is grounded in real needs but hazy

WASHINGTON (AP) — With his demand that the Pentagon create a new military service — a Space Force to assure "American dominance in space" — President Donald Trump has injected urgency into a long-mean...

'Stability, adaptability, progress:' President Tsai outlines Taiwan's response to dramatic global changes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said Wednesday her administration will respond to dramatic global changes and Chinese military and political coercion by maintaining stab...

Taiwan leader calls on China to not be 'source of conflict'

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen has called on China not to be a "source of conflict," and has pledged to boost the island's defenses against Beijing's military threats. ...

How Taiwan can defeat China in a war

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The magazine Foreign Policy yesterday presented key points from two recent studies which demonstrated ways in which Taiwan could successfully repel an invasion by China. &...

Taiwan wants to sign free trade deal with US: foreign minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) urged the United States to consider putting a possible Free Trade Agreement with Taiwan back on the agenda, during recorded video rem...

Taiwan allocates more cash for F-16 overhaul

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense will add an additional NT$10.6 billion (US$340 million) to improve the performance and safety of its F-16 fighter aircraft f...

Taiwan plans military drone fleet to protect coast

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's coastline will be patrolled by unmanned reconnaissance and armed drones in the future, according to funding allocated in Taiwan's 2019 draft budget. Th...

Taiwan Navy proposes NT$31.6 billion for fast attack missile boats

The Navy has submitted a request for NT$31.6 billion (US$1.02 billion) to build 50-ton fast attack missile boats, as part of the national annual defense budget which was submitted for legislative revi...