Home Tags Defense

Tag: Defense

US Marines with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit fire an M777 howitzer during a fire mission in northern Syria as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, March 24, 2017.

These are the 25 most powerful militaries in the world — and there’s a clear winner

There are a number of ways to gauge an individual military's assets and capabilities, but making head-to-head comparisons is a bit tougher.
North Korea holds a massive artillery drill.

North Korea reportedly offered to abandon a key weapon — and it has nothing to do with nukes

North Korea is estimated to have thousands of massive artillery guns hidden in hardened shelters among the hills and mountains of the country's rugged terrain. These guns have acted as a deterrent against war between North Korea and South Korea.

Beijing responds to US B-52 bombers flying over South China Sea with anti-aircraft drill

Chinese missiles, deployed to the South China Sea despite previous promises from Beijing not to militarize the islands, fired at drones flying overhead to simulate combat, the South China Morning Post reported.
Did Trump actually nail the North Korea problem?

Trump may have actually pulled off a strategic nuclear bait-and-switch at the North Korea summit

The US has, for years, said its alliance with South Korea and Japan are "ironclad," but according to a former ambassador, that's diplomatic speak that masks a dark truth everyone already knows: The US would not take a nuclear attack from North Korea on the chin to save an allied city.
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.

It looks like North Korea is coming through with a ‘major’ denuclearization step for Trump

President Donald Trump left experts baffled when he said North Korea had agreed to destroy a missile-engine testing site after emerging from his summit with Kim Jong Un, but it now looks as if North Korea is making good on that.

Confusion erupts over Mike Pence’s meeting with Republican senators on Korea ‘war games’

Vice President Mike Pence's message to GOP senators during a closed door lunch at the National Republican Senatorial Committee on Tuesday created a mix up of what exactly President Donald Trump promised North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un during the initial negotiations in Singapore this week.

Trump emerges from Kim Jong Un summit a changed man — and a full-blown North Korea apologist

As US president, Donald Trump has a responsibility to deal with North Korea's nuclear threat toward his people before he champions the rights of North Koreans. On Tuesday, however, Trump did more than compartmentalize: He apologized.

It looks like China knew about Trump stopping war games before the US military or South Korea did

The US has long resisted calls from North Korea to suspend military testing in exchange for a freeze in North Korean missile and nuclear testing. President Trump made a dramatic about-face on that point after meeting Kim Jong Un.
Kim Jong Un has an option neither China or the US can employ — the long game.

Kim Jong Un has a massive advantage over Trump in the talks — but he could turn it against China

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's massive advantage over President Donald Trump, and even China, is that he could lead his country for another half a century. Trump, at 71 and the mercy of a US system that would limit him to eight years in power at most, can't hope to match that.

Putin gave an ominous warning about World War III and nuclear competition with the US

When asked whether "nonstop" sanctions could lead to World War III, Russian President Vladimir Putin pulled an Albert Einstein quote to deliver a dark warning, NBC News reports: "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."