Defense

Congress Showers The Pentagon With Cash While Americans Pinch Pennies


WASHINGTON, U.S.--Gas prices are at an all-time high. Rent prices have set records for the last 13 months straight. Inflation is increasing so sharply that even the cost of basic utilities has risen by nearly 30 percent in the last 12 months. There are growing fears that the economy is poised to fall into recession.

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Global Nuclear Arsenals Are Expected To Grow As States Continue To Modernize

STOCKHOLM, Sweden--The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) today launches the findings of SIPRI Yearbook 2022, which assesses the current state of armaments, disarmament and international security. A key finding is that despite a marginal decrease in the number of nuclear warheads in 2021, nuclear arsenals are expected to grow over the coming decade.

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Amid NATO Tensions, Russia Successfully Launches Its ‘Most-Powerful’ ICBM


TORONTO, Canada--Amid tensions with NATO over Ukraine, Russia successfully conducted the launch of its intercontinental ballistic missile “Sarmat” from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region. This was reported on Wednesday by the Russian Defense Ministry.

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Vietnam-Malaysia ties: A Partnership With Potential

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia–With the upcoming inaugural visit by the Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob to Vietnam on March 20, it is expected that new opportunities will be explored for the betterment of bilateral ties as well as the strengthening of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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Ukraine Invasion A Wakeup Call For Taiwan

SACRAMENTO, U.S.--Russia’s attack on Ukraine has profoundly rattled Taiwan, prompting the island to double down on the buildup of its own missile force. 

 
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Belarus Votes To Give Up Non-nuclear Status

WASHINGTON, U.S.--Belarusians voted Monday to allow the country to host nuclear weapons and Russian forces permanently, results showed, part of a package of constitutional reforms that also extended the rule of leader Alexander Lukashenko.

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China Sanctions US Arms Suppliers Over Sales to Taiwan


NEW YORK, U.S.--China is imposing new sanctions on two U.S. military contractors, Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, for supplying weapons to Taiwan, in the Beijing regime’s latest retaliation against Washington’s support of the self-ruled island.

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Chinese Guided Missile Destroyer Aims Laser At RAAF Surveillance Aircraft

SYDNEY, Australia--A Chinese Navy vessel aimed a military-grade laser at an RAAF P8 Poseidon aircraft while sailing through Australia’s Exclusive Economic Zone, potentially risking the lives of up to 10 defence force members, according to the Defence Department.

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China And Russia’s Hypersonic Weaponry Threatens US Early Warning System

LONDON, U.S.--For those paying attention to the worrying advances in hypersonic weaponry by China and Russia, the news that the Pentagon is pushing US defence companies to hasten their own progress on hypersonic weapons is a welcome development. The race must now be on to catch up, or risk ceding the advantage to America’s adversaries.

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