OPINION: SA's deliberate, predictable underfunding of defence function a threat to democracy and economic growth

2020-02-28 15:00

The SANDF is being underfunded and this is a direct threat to our country's democracy, writes Simphiwe Hamilton.

A leak reportedly shows the CIA bought an encryption company and spied on clients — while turning a profit

2020-02-12 08:30

The American CIA secretly listened in on communications by spies, diplomats, military officials, calling it "the intelligence coup of the century."

Donald Trump brags his strike on Soleimani killed '2 for the price of 1' while giving a behind-the-scenes account of the assassination to GOP donors at his Florida resort

2020-01-20 17:23

The president recalled how US military officials counted down the seconds leading up to the strike outside the Baghdad International airport.

The US military is testing water-penetrating bullets, reportedly so Navy SEALs can shoot from underwater

2019-12-10 17:44

The bullets can reportedly travel 20 meters in water, while ordinary bullets slow to a stop after traveling just feet.

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.


Canadian military stands up for women troops after viral tweet

2020-02-25 16:52

"These are men's jobs," a blogger said in a viral tweet, adding that women ought to "stick to being feminine."

Iran's 'forceful revenge' against the US is likely to include cyberwarfare, and experts warn that the attacks could be devastating

2020-01-03 21:55

Iran has proved capable of cyberattacks that could target internet infrastructure, online banks, or even the US power grid.

7 wars that defined the decade and changed how we fight around the world

2019-12-05 16:47

From the Philippines to Iran, here are seven conflicts that defined the 2010s and changed how wars are fought.

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.

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