US, S Korea, Japan Conclude Ballistic Missile Defense Drills in Pacific

Washington, Seoul and Tokyo concluded joint Pacific Dragon (PD) ballistic missile defense military exercises in the Pacific region, the US Navy said in a statement.

// Jun. 29, 2016 - 11:55 GMT


US Air Force Is Dramatically Understaffed, Retiring Military Official

According to retiring Air Force Chief of Staff Mark Welsh, the US military branch needs nearly 40,000 to 60,000 more airmen to fulfill its programs. At least 30,000 are needed for the beleaguered F-35 Joint Strike fighter jet.

// Jun. 29, 2016 - 06:21 GMT


McCain Nukes Obama: Wants More Bombs, Some 75 Times Stronger Than Hiroshima

The US Senates top war hawk was joined by the head of the Senate Foreign Relations committee in questioning the Obama administrations commitment to a 21st Century Nuclear Arms Race. </p>

// Jun. 29, 2016 - 01:15 GMT


Bulgarian Gov't Approves US-Bulgaria Anti-Drug, Counter-Terrorism Drills

Bulgarian government adopted a draft memorandum to hold a joint anti-drug and counter-terrorism exercise with the United States, according to local media.

// Jun. 28, 2016 - 23:40 GMT


Russia Invests in World’s Largest Nuclear-Powered Icebreaker

Russia's second serial project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreaker Ural will be launched at the Baltiysky Zavod shipyard in St. Petersburg at the end of July, the shipyard announced on Tuesday.

// Jun. 28, 2016 - 20:13 GMT


A Fleeting Impression: US Warship Gets Warm Welcome in Stockholm

For the first time in seven years, Stockholm has been visited by an American warship. The USS Mount Whitney has just taken part in the NATO-led military BALTOPS exercise in the Baltic Sea. Sweden's over-enthusiastic partnership with NATO has been seen as an indication that the Nordic country is losing its traditionally neutral stance.

// Jun. 28, 2016 - 19:58 GMT


US Destroyer Committed ‘Gross Violation’ in Encounter With Russian Ship

A US destroyer violated international and bilateral agreements by approaching a Russian ship dangerously close this month, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement Tuesday.

// Jun. 28, 2016 - 17:57 GMT


Russia Remains India's Leading Partner in Military-Technical Field

Russia remains India's leading partner in the field of military-technical cooperation and peaceful nuclear technologies, Russia's Ambassador to India Alexander Kadakin told Sputnik.

// Jun. 28, 2016 - 17:17 GMT


Russia First to Adopt Digital Cameras on Open Skies Flights

Russia will become the first among the 34 Open Skies Treaty countries to use digital cameras when performing observation flights, the head of the Russian Defense Ministry's Nuclear Risk Reduction Center said on Tuesday.

// Jun. 28, 2016 - 16:21 GMT


Saudi, French Defense Ministers Discuss Counter-Terrorism Cooperation

Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz held a meeting with French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and discussed bilateral relations in the defense sphere and cooperation in the fight against terrorism, Saudi media reported.

// Jun. 28, 2016 - 07:47 GMT