DEFENSE2015-05-13T11:03:56+00:00

Pence says South China Sea doesn’t belong to any one nation

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Friday the South China Sea does not belong to any one nation and the United States will continue to sail and fly wherever international law allows, comments sure to rile China which claims the strategic sea route.

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Iran to Send Navy to Italy, Where U.S. Command Is Based

The head of Iran’s naval forces has said he plans to soon send a fleet to visit Italy, where the U.S. Navy and the U.S.-led Western military alliance have critical command posts.

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A ‘crisis of national security’: New report to Congress sounds alarm

America’s military superiority has “eroded to a dangerous degree,” leaving the U.S. in a “crisis of national security,” especially if faced with more than one conflict at once, a new congressionally-mandated report concluded.

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Macron urges European army to defend against Russia, US

French President Emmanuel Macron called Tuesday for a “real European army” as the continent marks a century since the divisions of World War I, to better defend itself against Russia and even the United States.

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What’s at stake for the military on election night

As voters head to poll stations across the country today, their decisions will have lasting ramifications for the military for years to come.

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Pentagon rejects request for additional military resources in Persian Gulf

The Pentagon has rejected a request from the US Central Command for additional military resources in the Persian Gulf to beef up US deterrence against Tehran, according to two defense officials.

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