Tag: Military

SAF Captain charged with causing death of CFC Dave Lee given discharge

Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Captain Tan Baoshu, who was charged in October 2018 with causing the death of Corporal First Class (CFC) Dave Lee, a full-time national serviceman (NSF), with a rash act, has recently been given a discharge. His grant of a discharge,...

Power supply fears as troops called to battle Australia bushfires

by Holly ROBERTSON / with Andrew Beatty and Glenda Kwek in Sydney Skies turned black and ash rained down as fires raged across southeastern Australia on Saturday, threatening power supplies to major cities and prompting the call-up of 3,000 military reservists. Temperature records were smashed, and...

Beijing brushes off NATO fears of China ‘challenges’

China on Thursday denied posing a threat to other countries, insisting it is a "peaceful power" after NATO members signed a statement acknowledging the "challenges" posed by Beijing for the first time. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday that the alliance had to...

Merkel defends ‘bulwark’ NATO after Macron critic

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday put up a spirited defence of NATO after French President Emmanuel Macron's criticism, saying Germany has a bigger interest today in ensuring the bloc stays together than even during the Cold War. Days before leaders of the transatlantic alliance are...

US forces start Syria border pullback, alarming Kurds

by Delil Souleiman US forces in Syria started pulling back Monday from Turkish border areas, opening the way for Ankara's threatened military invasion and heightening fears of a jihadist resurgence. The withdrawal from key positions along Syria's northern border came after the White House said it...

NKorea’s Kim oversaw test of ‘multiple rocket launcher’: KCNA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un again supervised the test-firing of a "newly developed" weapon, state media reported Sunday -- further muddying the waters for any resumption of denuclearisation talks. South Korea's military had said the North launched what appeared to be two short-range ballistic...

China warns HK protesters with slick military video

China's military has released a slick propaganda video showing a drill of armed troops quelling a protest in Hong Kong, in a thinly veiled warning to the city's pro-democracy movement. The video, posted to social media on Wednesday by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA)...

US warship sails through Taiwan Strait, China ‘concerned’

An American warship sailed through the Taiwan Strait, the US Navy and Taiwanese authorities said Thursday, triggering concern in Beijing. The transit came as China, which views Taiwan as a renegade province, unveiled a defence white paper Wednesday stressing its willingness to use force to...

Kaspersky: S. Korea cyber-espionage attack possible tie with Lazarus

Kaspersky Lab said today its researchers have connected a 2016 cyber-espionage attack on South Korea’s defense agency with a later attack that infected 60 ATMs and stole the data from over 2,000 credit cards. This was made possible following a detailed malware analysis, said Kaspersky.  Further, the...

With shrinking armed forces, Singapore resorts to automation

The US News & World Report said growing threat of terrorism is putting a strain on Singapore's small and shrinking army, pushing it toward greater reliance on automation and technology. Among those are unmanned patrol systems to protect the island state, its defense minister Ng Eng...