AU peacekeepers on their way to SA

2015-10-08 12:45

Thousands of peacekeepers from around Africa are on their way to the Northern Cape. But don't be alarmed, they're only here for a field training exercise.

Okinawa to revoke landfill approval for US base

2015-09-14 20:02

Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga says the prefectural government will cancel approval for landfill work for a new US military base on the southern island, as the wrangling with the central government over the planned base continues.

Chinese military unveils new drone

2015-08-31 16:57

The Chinese military has unveiled a new armed drone equipped with wall-penetrating radar.

The SA army wants you(th)

2015-07-26 17:13

As soon as June next year, young people could find themselves forced to become part of a youth military programme as government tries new ways to contain spiralling unemployment.

SA troops amongst worst sexual offenders - UN report

2015-06-24 09:26

A United Nations report has revealed that South African soldiers are the worst sexual offenders on UN peacekeeping missions.

EU launches Mediterranean mission against migrant smugglers

2015-06-22 21:00

EU foreign ministers have launched a military mission in the Mediterranean Sea aimed at cracking down on migrant smuggling networks.

US to provide weapons, aircraft, commandos for Nato

2015-06-22 17:52

Defence Secretary Ash Carter says the US will contribute weapons, aircraft and forces, including commandos, for Nato's rapid reaction force to help Europe defend itself against Russia from the east and violent extremists from the south.

Russia to boost nuclear arsenal - Putin

2015-06-16 23:01

President Vladimir Putin says that Russia will boost its nuclear arsenal by more than 40 intercontinental missiles this year, in a move slammed as "sabre-rattling" by Nato.

Bringing the lessons learnt in military to business

2015-06-02 15:24

Alec Hogg speaks to General George Casey, former US army chief of staff, on bringing lessons learnt in military to business.

Why are soldiers still taking Lariam?

2015-04-24 16:20

The anti-malaria drug Lariam has been associated with a number of brutal military murders and suicides, so why is it still being prescribed to soldiers on active duty.


Argentinian to head Syria chemical weapons probe

2015-09-16 05:18

A disarmament expert from Argentina has been appointed to head an independent panel tasked with determining who is behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria, the UN says.

Ukrainian kids go to military camp

2015-08-31 20:37

More than 100 Ukrainian schoolchildren will have unusual tales to tell their mates when classes resume, after spending part of their summer vacations undergoing training by the National Guard.

Japan to stop work on US military base

2015-08-04 17:24

Japan is set to suspend preparation work for construction of a new US military base on the southern island of Okinawa amid strong local opposition.

SADC may soon have own standby force – report

2015-07-07 12:47

A SADC standby force could soon be a reality, as a Special Forces planning conference in Kariba, Zimbabwe looks into the final logistics of its establishment, according to a report.

US military contractor accused of bizarre medical procedures

2015-06-23 06:12

US military contractor accused of bizarre medical procedures; medical license at risk

Philippines holds naval drills with US, Japan near disputed seas

2015-06-22 20:09

The Philippines are holding separate naval drills with two of the country’s top military allies, the United States and Japan, near the disputed South China Sea.

Nato chief accuses Russia of 'nuclear sabre-rattling'

2015-06-17 18:47

Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg has criticised Russia for the decision to add at least 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles to its nuclear arsenal this year - a move that Moscow has blamed on the military alliance.

China denies its missiles being used by Middle East militants

2015-06-12 16:16

China's Foreign Ministry has denied that hand-held anti-aircraft weapons made in China have fallen into the hands of militants in Iraq and Syria.

SA needs more white soldiers, says defence minister

2015-05-19 16:40

South Africa needs more white soldiers. When she visits military bases she can easily count the white soldiers, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said on Tuesday morning at a press conference before her budget speech in Parliament.

Xenophobia: SANDF tight lipped on troop deployment

2015-04-22 14:51

Disclosing the army's whereabouts in KwaZulu-Natal would compromise operations, SANDF says.

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