Japan sees N Korea missile, China space activity as threat

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has raised its caution level about North Korea's missile capability, saying in a defense report that the country resumed missile tests while taking no concrete denucleariz...

Saudi FM: Financial pressure is best way to control Iran

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Saudi Arabia called on the world to apply "utmost pressure with every tool available" to end Iran's aggressive conduct, saying Thursday that the most effective way to control Teh...

US deploys air defense systems, troops to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says it will send one Patriot missile battery and four radar systems to Saudi Arabia, in what officials have said are the first steps to help the kingdom protect itself ...

The Latest: Iran calls for rival Gulf 'security' coalition

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 11:05 a.m. Iran's president says his country will offer its own rival security coa...

UK says Iran responsible for attack on Saudi oil facilities

NEW YORK (AP) — Britain has concluded that Iran was responsible for attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sunday. He said the U.K. would consider taking par...

Turkey gets second S-400 battery, plans to activate in 2020

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's defense ministry says Russia has completed delivery of components for a second battery of the S-400 surface-to-air missile defense system to an airbase in the Turkish capital....

General: US faces 'Sputnik moment' in space race competition

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. has reached a new "Sputnik moment" in which the military must act to keep the nation's competitive advantage in space against adversaries such as Russia, China,...

Military base cuts affect schools, target ranges, more

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will cut funding from military projects like schools, target ranges and maintenance facilities to pay for the construction of 175 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico ...

US promotes free and open Indo-Pacific at naval exercise

SATTAHIP, Thailand (AP) — A senior U.S. naval officer underlined Washington's commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific as the United States on Monday launched its first joint naval exercis...

Taiwan's NCSIST ordered to expedite missile production programs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After many years of developing and testing missile and rocket technology to ensure Taiwan’s ability to defend against attacks from China’s People’s Liber...

CCP unlikely to dispatch PLA in HK for fear of impact on Taiwan: Retired US Admiral

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the popular protests in Hong Kong continue into their second month, Beijing is unlikely to use the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to violently crack down on prote...

China vows to counter US deployment of midrange arms in Asia

BEIJING (AP) — China said Tuesday that it “will not stand idly by” and will take countermeasures if the U.S. deploys intermediate-range missiles in the Asia-Pacific region, which Was...

North Korea fires more weapons, denounces US military drills

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea continued to ramp up its weapons demonstrations by firing two presumed short-range ballistic missiles into the sea Tuesday while lashing out at the United S...

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Israel, US test long-range missile defense system in Alaska

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Israel and the United States completed a series of tests of the new long-range missile defense system in Alaska. A spokesperson with the U.S. Missile Defense Ag...