Meet the camels, Beluga spy whales, and other animals who serve in militaries around the world

2019-09-16 18:50

Technology has phased many animals out of military service, but there are still just some tasks where only an animal will do.

India's blackout and extreme crackdown in Kashmir could ignite a violent uprising

2019-08-30 08:52

An extreme crackdown in has kept Kashmiri citizens under virtual house arrest and without a lifeline to the outside world for nearly a month.

Sudan shuts schools as pupils' killing sparks outrage

2019-07-30 22:08

Sudanese authorities Tuesday ordered all schools nationwide to suspend classes indefinitely after crowds of students launched demonstrations against the killing of five pupils at a rally in a central town.

China's military held 'emergency response' exercises in Hong Kong as the city's government fights to curb protests

2019-07-04 09:52

China has stopped short of calling for military intervention in Hong Kong, though its military display was a reminder of its ability to step in.

Military stake stymies R57bn Zim platinum project

2019-05-15 12:40

A plan to build Zimbabwe’s biggest platinum mine at a cost of about $4bn, about R57bn, is floundering because a military stake in the project has deterred potential backers, according to people familiar with the funding discussions.

Stop paying 'millions to protect ministers' and equip SANDF to protect borders - DA's Msimanga

2019-04-09 17:35

The millions of rands allocated to protect ministers should rather be going to the SANDF so that it can be better equipped to protect the country's borders, DA Gauteng premier candidate Solly Msimanga has said.

Mental health help becoming less of a stigma in military

2019-03-08 19:30

In the US military there has been a fundamental shift regarding attitudes on mental health.

Microsoft workers call on company to cancel military contract

2019-02-24 13:23

A group of Microsoft employees are demanding that the company abandon a $480m contract with the US Army to build versions of its HoloLens augmented reality headsets for the battlefield.

'It's not a funky chicken jive out there' - SA army chief slams budget cuts as 'dangerous'

2018-10-18 15:02

Budget cuts at the SA National Defence Force could result in a lack of proper training for those who should be equipped to protect the country, the SANDF chief has warned.

Trump's Space Force is about beating China, as Beijing is talking as if it already owns space

2018-08-12 12:58

The US is the only power strong enough to stop Beijing in the South China Sea — or in space.


Donald Trump may have revealed US military secrets by tweeting a photo to taunt Iran

2019-08-30 22:14

"I've never seen anything like this before," an expert said. "I know that [the US military has] amazing capabilities, but I don't know what this is."

North Korea is 'brainwashing' children as young as 4 for future service in Kim Jong Un's massive military, a refugee says

2019-08-07 12:37

In North Korea, children sing songs about being the guns and bombs for General Kim Jong Un and pose with plastic AK-47 rifles in preschool.

Iranian gunboats trying to seize a British oil tanker were scared away by the Royal Navy, new report claims

2019-07-11 08:23

"Threats to international freedom of navigation require an international solution," a Defense Department spokesman said to INSIDER.

Headscarf case: 'As the defence force, we have one culture' - SANDF

2019-06-26 15:47

As a Muslim member of the SA National Defence Force prepares for a disciplinary hearing over her refusal to remove her headscarf, the military has reiterated that members of all religions are expected to abide by its dress code.

People are mocking China for celebrating its 'incredibly strong' soldiers with a video showing them running through an obstacle course

2019-05-09 09:01

"They fear nothing," China's state-run news organization said of the country's army.

The US and China are gearing up for a missile fight — and the US is at a huge disadvantage

2019-03-17 12:37

The US is doomed to lose an increasingly hot missile race with China because of severe geographic, political, and military constraints.

Russia threatened to vaporise US cities — here are the areas in the US most likely to be hit in a nuclear attack

2019-02-26 12:22

"It's exceedingly unlikely that such an attack would be fully successful," said Stephen Schwartz, the author of "Atomic Audit."

China admits that its army had no idea what to do with its fancy new tanks

2019-01-23 06:30

In a mock battle last year, an elite combined arms brigade was soundly defeated despite being armed with China's toughest tank, state media reported.

Faction of 'white South African guards' promoted apartheid at Iraqi army base - report

2018-09-19 14:45

An investigative report into a US air base in Iraq has uncovered a number of irregular and sinister practices, including a racist 'apartheid' culture perpetrated by South Africans employed as guards.

'Peace behind me, war in front of me': China's new Army propaganda video is chilling and viral

2018-08-11 18:52

The video emotionally underscores the sacrifices made by service members of the People's Liberation Army.

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