US, Russia plane near miss closest call yet over Syria - Pentagon

2016-11-01 12:00

A near miss between Russian and US warplanes over Syria was the closest the two air forces have come to a mid-air mishap in the war-torn country, the Pentagon.

US Army, varsity study how people think, respond under stress

2016-10-18 21:53

The US Army and Tufts University are working together to learn more about how people think and respond under stress.

In space, the looming threat of a new arms race

2016-10-16 18:22

Killer satellites, blinding lasers, sophisticated jammers - the world's military powers are quietly readying for a war in outer space at the risk of fuelling a dangerous new arms race.

Israel intercepts activist boat en route to Gaza

2016-10-05 21:08

The Israeli navy says it has intercepted a boat carrying pro-Palestinian female activists trying to break Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip and is escorting the vessel ashore

Police return lost WWI dog tag to veteran's family

2016-09-29 22:22

A Massachusetts police department has used social media to track down the family of a WWI soldier whose nearly 100-year-old dog tag was found along the side of a road.

Melting Greenland ice may expose US 'spy city' waste

2016-09-27 17:32

A snow-covered former US army base, built in 1959 in Greenland and which even sported a test railway, could leak pollutants into the environment as the climate changes, raising difficult questions over who is responsible for a clean-up.

US plans to shift military assets to Syria in Russia deal

2016-09-16 06:42

The US military will have to shift surveillance aircraft from other regions and increase the number of intelligence analysts to co-ordinate attacks with Russia under the Syria ceasefire deal.

US concludes record Israel military aid deal

2016-09-13 22:55

The United States has agreed a record multi-billion-dollar deal to provide its ally Israel with military aid for 10 years from 2019, the State Department says.

US warship fires warning shots at Iranian boats

2016-08-26 09:17

Officials say a US Navy ship has fired three warning shots in the direction of an Iranian boat that approached another American ship in the North Arabian Gulf.

US Air Force head 'concerned' about no-first-use nukes

2016-08-04 21:37

The head of the US Air Force says she would be "concerned" if President Barack Obama were to formally declare a "no-first-use" policy for America's arsenal of nuclear weapons.


North Korea conducts another failed missile launch

2016-10-20 16:38

North Korea has conducted what appears to be a failed test - its second in a week - of a powerful medium-range missile that experts warn could be deployed as early as next year.

Admiral: If Batman had a ship, it would be Zumwalt

2016-10-16 22:02

If Batman had a warship, it would be the USS Zumwalt. That's how Admiral Harry Harris described the US Navy's largest and most sophisticated new destroyer.

New challenges in Syria as militants weaponise drones

2016-10-13 06:49

A US military official says militant groups like Hezbollah and ISIS have learned how to weaponise surveillance drones and use them against each other.

World court has no jurisdiction in nuclear case

2016-10-05 20:08

The UN's highest court has ruled that it lacks jurisdiction to take on cases brought by the tiny Pacific Ocean nation of the Marshall Islands that seeks to urge Britain, India and Pakistan to resume talks to eradicate nuclear weapons stock.

Bear at Polish zoo finds WWII mortar grenade

2016-09-27 18:59

Taking a toy from a bear can be dangerous, especially when the toy is a mortar grenade.

North Korean air show wowed by model F-16

2016-09-25 19:48

Now here's something you don't see every day: an F-16 fighter jet buzzing through the skies of North Korea and launching - fireworks.

The Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition is underway at the Air Force Base Waterkloof, in Centurion with defence technology taking centre stage.

The Africa Aerospace and Defence exhibition is underway at the Air Force Base Waterkloof, in Centurion with defence technology taking centre stage.

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Israel hits Syrian army targets after Golan fire

2016-09-08 16:01

The Israeli air force has hit Syrian army positions after fire from its war wracked neighbour struck the Israeli-held zone of the Golan Heights, the military says.

France concerned by Syria chemical attack reports

2016-08-11 22:22

France has expressed alarm at reports of a deadly chemical attack in the Syrian battleground city of Aleppo.

What you need to know about South Sudan's conflict

We hear from an International Organization of Migrants was in Juba when skirmishes began last week.

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