America’s Military: Death by Sequestration? It’s Possible
During the recent budget battle that brought America to the brink of default, very little was mentioned about cuts to the nation’s military, cuts that have already had an impact on readiness, training practices, and the ability of Washington to react in a crisis. While many politicians have [...]
Burma’s burning ambition to acquire modern missile technology and to upgrade its conventional weapons is no longer a secret and, if left unchecked, could pose a destabilising threat to regional stability.Thailand, its most prominent historical enemy, should be concerned – its military leaders would not like to see a Burma in possession of missiles that [...]
Nato and Russia have agreed to resume military ties in their first high-level meeting since Russia’s war with Georgia disrupted their relations 10 months ago.
NATO’S outgoing Secretary-General, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, announced that the so-called Nato-Russia Council, a panel set up in 2002 to improve ties between the former Cold War rivals, was [...]
Military power compilations for 2009 do not necessarily accurately predict relative strengths and weaknesses between 2025 and 2040. This is especially true when the year-to-year moving parts of those compilations could propel cash-rich China and budget-strapped America in opposite directions when it comes to military spending. China’s aggregate table of organization and equipment may very [...]
NORAD goes from under a mountain to basement. That’s certainly smart just as the Russians are starting cold war II. Sources say a risky situation is only growing more so.
As Sen. Wayne Allard this week declared support for Cheyenne Mountain’s transition to “warm standby,” sources familiar with the surveillance bunker allege U.S. Northern Command [...]
As unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, become a staple of modern military operations, their uses and forms have grown more varied. Today they range from slingshot-launched spybots to global guardians. In fact, the acronym itself may be morphing into UAS (unmanned aerial systems) to indicate that these are not just aircraft, but systems that include [...]
China’s newest attack helicopter is powered by Canadian-built engines, a development military analysts say could spark a backlash against Canada’s aerospace industry from U.S. lawmakers concerned about technology being transferred into the wrong hands.
Other analysts are questioning why Canada would sell engines to a nation that has used its military to crush internal dissent.
The delegation also acknowledged that Russian presence in northern Syria is a counter-balance to US presence in the region and “is a reminiscence of the Cold War era”.
The undersecretary hinted that the Russian military poses threats to the US interests and said the US policymakers are exploring new strategies to counter Russian show of [...]
A Russian military resurgence bolstered by booming oil wealth is raising some concern here about where Moscow is headed, US defense officials and outside experts say.
Threats by Russia to withdraw from key arms control treaties, reaffirmed by President Vladimir Putin last week in Moscow with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary [...]
China’s military forces will speed up their modernization drive over the coming five years, and adopt high-tech battle systems along with an upgraded training programme, Chinese president Hu Jintao said Monday as part of his keynote speech at the opening of the Communist Party Congress. The Congress convenes every five years.