Tag: Military

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...

The military pilot with muddy boots

“When I’m up in the air, looking down at Singapore, I can see it. We still have green spaces. “I think we are not that bad yet. We still have a chance to protect the green spaces,” the 30-year-old military pilot says as we sit...

Malaysia: Military told to monitor MH370

The saga of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 took a new turn yesterday following latest revelations that the Malaysian military had been told to keep an eye on the plane but had allowed it to disappear off their radar after considering it as...

Another blow for suicide NS man’s family

There will be no insurance payout for Ganesh Pillay, the national serviceman who committed suicide last year after his officers didn’t pay enough attention to the young’s mental illness. This is because the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Group Term Life insurance, which is bought by...

National Day awards need a rethink

By Augustine Low At around this time, the National Day honours list is being drawn up. When it is announced in August, there will hardly be any surprises. Top bureaucrats get the top awards. Also a shoo-in are civil servants (past and present), military personnel, people...

NS debate Part 1: A different defence model?

By Zach Isaiah Chia In the recent online debate on NS, three areas of concern emerged: conscription, the two-year period of NS and the NSmen experience. In Part One of a three-part series, we look at conscription, especially in relation to the SAF. The issue of...