Officials: US is bringing 6,400 troops home from Germany

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred on by President Donald Trump's demand to pull troops out of Germany, the U.S. will bring about 6,400 forces home and shift about 5,400 to other countries in Europe, U.S. defe...

US to withdraw or relocate more troops in Germany than previously thought

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirmed on Wednesday that troops would be pulled and relocated from Germany. The move is set to be the largest shake-up of troops in Germany since the Cold War. Earl...

Germany: NATO spending rules need revising due to coronavirus

German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Friday warned that looking at the percentage of a country's GDP spent on defense is an increasingly insufficient measure of commitment to the ...

US troops could shift to Asia-Pacific as China threat increases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. military could be realigning its forces with the intention of putting more focus on the Indo-Pacific region in order to counter China’s increasing threat. ...

Australia may offer safe haven to Hong Kong residents

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Thursday his government was considering an offer of safe haven to Hong Kong residents threatened by China’s move to impose a to...

Asia Today: India's virus cases surpass 600,000, curve rises

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's number of coronavirus cases passed 600,000 on Thursday with the nation's infection curve rising and its testing capacity being increased. The 19,148 new case...

Trump's two Russias confound coherent US policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to Russia, the Trump administration just can’t seem to make up its mind. For the past three years, the administration has careered between President D...

Australia plans $190 billion defense boost over decade

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister on Wednesday announced 270 billion Australian dollars ($190 billion) in additional defense spending over the next decade, which will include long-...

Trump's two Russias confound coherent US policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to Russia, the Trump administration just can’t seem to make up its mind. For the past three years, the administration has careered between President D...

Logistical hurdles could slow troop withdrawal from Germany

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department is reviewing options to begin pulling about 10,000 troops out of Germany, as directed by President Donald Trump. But even though some may be shifted to neighbo...

US defense secretary reaffirms commitment to Taiwan in tweet

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper published three tweets Tuesday morning (June 16) reaffirming Washington’s commitment to ensuring a free and open Indo-Pacific re...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's overblown boasts about military, vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is exaggerating his accomplishments for the military and veterans. With his relationship with Pentagon leaders under strain, the president br...

Yankee go home: What does moving troops out of Germany mean?

BERLIN (AP) — After more than a year of thinly-veiled threats to start pulling U.S. troops out of Germany unless Berlin increases its defense spending, President Donald Trump appears to be proceeding ...

China denies using virus to grow presence in South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters ...

China to boost defense spending by lowest rate in years

BEIJING (AP) — China will boost defense spending by just 6.6% in 2020, the lowest rate in years as it battles an economic crisis brought on by the coronavirus outbreak. The figure a...