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Pentagon prolongs US troop deployment at Mexico border

The Pentagon said on Monday (Jan 14) it would extend until Sept 30 the deployment of active-duty soldiers and Coast Guard members at the US-Mexico border, while expanding the mission to include surveillance and detection. Lengthening the troops’ mission past a Jan 31 deadline, the Pentagon said it was “transitioning its support at the south-western […]

China’s Xi Orders Armed Forces to Enhance Combat Readiness

President Xi Jinping Friday ordered the Chinese armed forces to enhance their combat readiness from a new starting point and open new ground for developing a strong military. Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC), made the instruction at a CMC meeting […]

US Backs Kosovo’s Plan To Create Army

Washington supports Kosovo’s plans to create its own army, the US ambassador to Pristina said Thursday, signalling a rift with NATO, which is against the move, reported AFP. Kosovo, a former Serbian province that declared independence in 2008, is expected to vote next Friday on whether to transform its lightly-armed emergency force, Kosovo Security Force […]

North Korea May Have Tested New Long-Range Artillery

SEOUL: North Korea’s newly developed tactical weapon is thought to be a long-range artillery piece, a government source in Seoul said Friday, hours after Pyongyang’s media reported on leader Kim Jong-un’s supervision of its recent testing. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the communist leader oversaw the test of the “ultramodern” weapon […]