China to shake up military to have leaner army

2015-11-25 17:05

The top ranks of China's enormous military machine have been told to brace for reform orders aimed at streamlining the force.

Putin: Russia doesn't want to enter arms race

2015-11-11 19:02

President Vladimir Putin says Russia's military modernisation programme doesn't mean that the nation intends to engage in an arms race.

African military exercise 'tremendous success' - Zuma

2015-11-08 20:46

President Jacob Zuma has hailed a joint military exercise held in Lohatlha, Northern Cape, as a tremendous success.

US, Russia sign memorandum on flights over Syria

2015-10-20 22:22

The United States and Russia have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at minimising the risks of in-flight incidents on military flights over Syria, the Pentagon says.

US knew bombed Afghan building was a hospital - report

2015-10-16 05:38

Days before a US airstrike on an Afghan hospital, special operations analysts were gathering intelligence on the facility because they believed it was being used to co-ordinate Taliban activity, a report says.

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


Obama stresses commitment to maritime security

2015-11-17 17:42

US President Barack Obamahas announced $250m in maritime security assistance for South-East Asian allies ahead of an international economic summit overshadowed by disputes in the South China Sea.

Russia sending S-300 systems to Iran

2015-11-09 17:52

Russia is sending an undisclosed number of S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Iran, the head of Russian defence corporation Rostec has told reporters at an air show in Dubai.

US Army intel system down during hospital attack

2015-10-21 06:10

The US Army's $5bn intelligence network, which is designed to give commanders battlefield awareness, wasn't working in Afghanistan during the recent American air attack on a hospital.

Concern over stolen SANDF guns and ammo

2015-10-16 20:32

Almost 33 000 rounds of ammunition were either lost or stolen at the SA National Defence Force last year.

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.

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