China Denounces Australia-UK-US Security Pact as ‘Extremely Irresponsible’

China on Sept. 16 denounced the new security pact between Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States as “extremely irresponsible” and urged them to abandon a “Cold War” mentality. China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian criticized the pact called …

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UK, US, and Australia Launch Landmark Security Partnership

The United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia have agreed to a landmark security partnership on Sept. 15 to share advanced technologies, including a nuclear-powered submarine, to boost defenses in the Indo-Pacific region. Under the partnership called AUKUS, the three …

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North Korea Test-Fires New Long-Range Missile, Officials Say

North Korea test-fired what it called a “new type long-range cruise missiles” over the weekend, state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Sept. 13. According to KCNA, North Korea conducted the test-launches on Sept. 11 and 12 “successfully” …

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U.S. Congress Passes $2.1 Billion Capitol Security Funding Bill

The United States Congress on July 29 passed a $2.1 billion legislation that would secure funding for the U.S. Capitol, the National Guard, and other agencies, following the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. The Senate unanimously approved the emergency supplemental funding …

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NATO Warns of ‘Growing’ Military Challenge Posed by China

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) leaders at their annual summit in Brussels have warned that China’s “growing” military challenge presents a security risk. “China’s stated ambitions and assertive behavior present systemic challenges to the rules-based international order and to areas …

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Russia Blocks Flights over Black Sea and Crimea Amid Deepening Ukraine Tensions

Russia has temporarily blocked flights over parts of Crimea and the Black Sea while conducting naval drills in the area. The notice to airmen (NOTAM) said that territorial waters off the southern coast of Crimea and parts of international waters …

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US to Boost Troop Presence in Germany

US Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III announced that the United States would increase its military presence in Germany by about 500 personnel and that they would junk the Trump administration’s place to reduce troop deployment in Europe. “We have …

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US to Boost Troop Presence in Germany

US Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III announced that the United States would increase its military presence in Germany by about 500 personnel and that they would junk the Trump administration’s place to reduce troop deployment in Europe. “We have …

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US Deploys Amphibious Assault Craft in the South China Sea amid Tensions with Beijing

The United States (US) sent an amphibious assault vessel to the disputed waters in the South China Sea to add military presence in the region. According to the Beijing-based South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative (SCSPI), the satellite data …

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