The United States Air Force will dramatically expand its military presence across the Pacific this year, sending jets to Thailand, India, Singapore, and Australia, according to the service’s top general in the region.
For a major chunk of America’s military community, the so-called “pivot to Asia” might seem like nothing more than an empty catchphrase, [...]
Russia’s military has completed work on a new missile defense radar in southern Russia that has some U.S. military officials worried Moscow is building up offensive and defensive strategic forces in destabilizing combination.
The large radar station near Armavir, located near the Black Sea and designed to detect missiles launched from Europe and Iran, is [...]
North Korea is on the verge of obtaining a ballistic missile made by China that can reach Alaska, a senior nuclear analyst told government and military officials Friday morning during a discussion about China’s nuclear prowess.
“North Korea either has or soon will have a nuclear-armed [intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)] that can reach Anchorage,” said [...]
High-tech weapons may be screaming through the skies at five times the speed of sound by the middle of the next decade, U.S. military officials say.
That’s the most optimistic timeline for the battlefied debut of a superfast new strike capability, officials said, and it depends on continued research into hypersonic vehicles like the Air [...]
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the country needs an immediate and massive military upgrade by 2016 and has called on his top brass to put the wheels in motion.
On Wednesday, he told top defense ministry and military officials that Russia is seeing “insistent attempts” from world powers, and the United [...]
Secret US Defense Department studies cast doubt on whether a multibillion-dollar missile defense system planned for Europe will ever be able to protect the US from Iranian missiles as intended, congressional investigators said Friday.
Military officials say they believe the problems can be overcome and are moving forward with plans. But proposed fixes could be difficult. [...]
This forward-looking approach from the Pentagon’s senior leadership is admirable, in that it attempts to counter the old adage that “generals fight the last war.” There is just one glaring problem with this degree of certainty: The U.S. military has a terrible record of predicting where conflicts will emerge and where they will be deployed [...]
The general’s tirade was one of a series of events this year that have fueled concerns among Communist Party leaders over the level of control they exercise over military officials, who are growing more outspoken and desire greater influence over policy and politics.
With China’s once-a-decade leadership transition only months away, the party is pushing [...]
Recent incursions into U.S. air defense zones by Russian nuclear bombers earlier this month were part of exercises that violated provisions of the 2010 New START treaty, according to U.S. officials.
The treaty requires Russia and the United States to provide 14-day advance notification of major strategic exercises involving nuclear bombers covered by [...]
Russia’s military intelligence agency, the GRU, suspects that US-inspired industrial espionage may have caused the May 9 crash in Indonesia of a Sukhoi Superjet 100 – Russia’s only hopeful entry in the civilian aviation market – according to Moscow’s leading tabloid newspaper, the usually reliable and officially connected Komsomolskaya Pravda.