20 Jul 2021

Researchers Create Drone Swarms That Can Detect Gas Leaks, Other Threats

New research has pointed towards the creation of the first autonomous small drone swarm capable of detecting gas leaks, chemical threats, and mapping without the aid of GPS systems. The research may be pertinent to the military, where there has been an increasing interest in small drones that are able

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12 Jul 2021

China military ‘drove away’ US warship in South China Sea

Earlier this week, China alleged that its military drove away a United States warship that they claimed to have illegally entered Chinese waters near the disputed Paracel Islands. The incident occurred on Monday, on the anniversary of a landmark international court ruling that China has no claim over the South

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06 Jul 2021

US left Bagram Airbase at night with no notice, Afghan commander says

According to Afghan General Asadullah Kohistani, the US military left Bagram Airfield, its key base in Afghanistan, without notifying the Afghan forces. General Kohistani alleges that the US exited the base at 03:00 local time on Friday, yet the Afghan military only found out about the withdrawal hours later. Bagram

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06 Jul 2021

Talks with Taliban are making ‘very little progress’ as militant group gains momentum, says Afghan official

Abdullah Abdullah, a leading Afghan official that heads the High Council for National Reconciliation has reported that talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban have made little progress. Abdullah stated that the Taliban has gained momentum following weeks of US troop withdrawal. In the past few weeks, the Taliban

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06 Jul 2021

Japan Looks to Boost Military Cyber Experts Amid Security Threat

According to a new report by Nikkei after viewing Ministry of Defense plans, the Japanese military is set to add hundreds of new cybersecurity specialists to its forces due to current aggression from hostile nations. The report revealed that as of 2020, there was 660 cybersecurity personnel in Japan’s Self

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01 Jul 2021

Myanmar frees more than 2,000 prisoners held since military coup

On Wednesday, Myanmar freed more than 2,000 detainees that had been held since the coup, which occurred on February 1. The released prisoners include journalists and others that the ruling military had held on incitement charges for their roles in protests. Activists described the release as a ploy by the

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01 Jul 2021

Russia’s Putin Challenges U.S. Leadership, Asserts Military Might

On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin challenged US leadership in world affairs, stating that an era of US hegemony has come to an end. Mr. Putin also touted Moscow’s growing military strength and assertive foreign policy. The remarks were made at an annual event at which he answers questions posed

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30 Jun 2021

US military ‘days away’ from completing Afghanistan pull-out

US officials have confirmed that the US is just days away from completing its withdrawal from Afghanistan, amid increasing Taliban battlefield gains. HOwever, some US forces are expected to stay and protect the US embassy and Kabul airport. The announcement comes as a top US commander warned that Afghanistan’s government

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16 Jun 2021

NATO Warns it Will Consider a Military Response to Cyber-Attacks

In a communique issued by governments attending the latest meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels, the group warned that it is prepared to treat cyberattacks in the same manner as a physical armed attack against any of its allies. This would include some sort of military response against

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15 Jun 2021

Taiwan reports largest daily incursion yet by Chinese air force

On Tuesday, twenty-eight Chinese military planes crossed into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identified Zones, representing the largest incursion between the two countries since the island began regularly reporting similar actions over the past year. Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense stated that the fleet consisted of fighter jets, bombers, anti-submarine, and early warning

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