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AFP to get 50,000 assault rifles under modernization program Tuesday

M4 rifles

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will be getting more than 50,000 assault rifles worth nearly P2 million for its troops as part of modernizing the military’s firepower capability.

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Obama: Airstrikes have destroyed arms, equipment

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

President Barack Obama says US airstrikes in Iraq against Islamic State militants have succeeded in destroying arms and equipment that could have been used against the Kurdish capital of Irbil.

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Japan to launch military space force – report

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V lifts off from Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Friday evening, Aug. 1, 2014. The rocket carried a GPS 2F-7 spacecraft which will join a constellation of other satellites already orbiting 11,000 miles above Earth. The GPS satellite will provide navigation for both military and civilian users. AP

Japan is planning to launch a military space force by 2019 that would initially be tasked with protecting satellites from dangerous debris orbiting the Earth, a report said.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US Congress backs Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense

President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Connor Radnovich)

The U.S. Congress on Friday rushed through a $225 million bill to support Israel’s missile defense system, with House of Representatives approval coming just before lawmakers began a five-week summer break.

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Russians see country as feared, envied abroad – poll

Russian President Vladimir Putin.  AP

Almost half of Russians believe their country inspires either fear or envy abroad, according to a new poll, with a third citing military might as being crucial to its international standing.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »