Category: MILITARY MOVEMENT

Taiwan scrambles jets, navy as China aircraft carrier enters Taiwan Strait | Reuters

Taiwan scrambled jets and navy ships on Wednesday as a group of Chinese warships led by China’s sole aircraft carrier sailed north through the Taiwan Strait, the latest sign of heightened tensions between Beijing and the self-ruled Taiwan.The Soviet-built Liaoning aircraft carrier, returning from exercises in the South China Sea, was not trespassing in Taiwan’s […]

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Pakistan fires ‘first submarine-launched nuclear-capable missile’ – Reuters

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan fired its first submarine-launched cruise missile on Monday, the military said, a show of force for a country that sees its missile development as a deterrent against arch-foe India. The launch of the nuclear-capable Babur-3 missile, which has a range of 450 km (280 miles) and was fired from an undisclosed […]

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U.S. says Navy ship fired warning shots at Iranian vessels – Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Navy destroyer fired three warning shots at four Iranian fast-attack vessels after they closed in at a high rate of speed near the Strait of Hormuz, two U.S. defense officials told Reuters on Monday. The incident, which occurred Sunday and was first reported by Reuters, comes as U.S. President-elect Donald […]

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Navy, Trump planning biggest fleet expansion since Cold War -AP

BATH, Maine (AP) — With President-elect Donald Trump demanding more ships, the Navy is proposing the biggest shipbuilding boom since the end of the Cold War to meet threats from a resurgent Russia and saber-rattling China. The Navy’s 355-ship proposal released last month is even larger than what the Republican Trump had promoted on the […]

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Syria conflict: Russia ‘starts to withdraw forces’ – BBC News

Source: Syria conflict: Russia ‘starts to reduce forces’ – BBC News 

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