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This Is How the U.S. Military Wants to Shoot Down Russian or Chinese Hypersonic Missiles

This Is How the U.S. Military Wants to Shoot Down Russian or Chinese Hypersonic MissilesKill a bullet with a bullet—hypersonic style. 



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Putin says will strengthen army at military drills

Putin says will strengthen army at military drillsPresident Vladimir Putin on Thursday visited Russia’s largest-ever military drills in eastern Siberia, where he said Moscow planned to strengthen the country’s armed forces. Russia has said the Vostok-2018 exercises involve nearly 300,000 troops and all types of military equipment, as well as the participation of the Chinese and Mongolian armies. “Out duty to our country is to be ready to defend our sovereignty, our security and our national interests and, if we must, to support our allies,” the president said following a huge military parade after the manoeuvres.



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Turkey reinforces military in Syria's Idlib after ceasefire call fails

Turkey reinforces military in Syria's Idlib after ceasefire call failsPresident Tayyip Erdogan has warned that an assault by the army and its Russian and Iran-backed allies on Idlib, home to around 3 million people, will uproot hundreds of thousands in one of Syria’s last rebel strongholds. Already hosting 3.5 million Syrians – the world’s biggest refugee population – Turkey says it cannot absorb more victims of the war and has accused the West of abandoning it to face the consequences of President Bashar al-Assad’s reconquest of Syria. At a meeting in Tehran on Friday with the presidents of Russia and Iran, seen as the last realistic chance to avert all-out conflict in the insurgent-held region, Erdogan failed to win a pledge of ceasefire from Assad’s two main backers.



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Trump Adviser Threatens Syria With 'Much Stronger' Military Assault If It Uses Chemical Weapons

Trump Adviser Threatens Syria With 'Much Stronger' Military Assault If It Uses Chemical WeaponsIf Syria uses chemical weapons again, National Security Adviser John Bolton promised the U.S. would deliver a counterattack.



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Russia and China’s Growing Military Interaction; Surprised?

Russia and China’s Growing Military Interaction; Surprised?Why does Russia place such emphasis and media attention on incredibly large military exercises with China?



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North Korea to hold military parade to mark 70th anniversary

North Korea to hold military parade to mark 70th anniversaryHundreds of trucks carrying thousands of troops lined a Pyongyang riverbank in the pale light of dawn early Sunday, as nuclear-armed North Korea prepared to celebrate its birthday with a huge show of military strength. Sunday is the 70th anniversary of the 1948 foundation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, as the North is officially known, three years after Moscow and Washington divided the peninsula between them in the closing days of the Second World War. Such set-piece dates are a mainstay of the North’s political calendar, particularly when round numbers are involved, and have traditionally been occasions for showing off its latest hardware.



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Iraq hosts military chiefs from Iran, Russia and Syria

Iraq hosts military chiefs from Iran, Russia and SyriaSenior Iraqi military commanders hosted their Russian, Iranian and Syrian counterparts in Baghdad on Saturday to discuss security cooperation and information-sharing in the Middle East, where the Islamic State group continues to carry out attacks. The Iraqi defence ministry said it had received delegations led by their respective deputy chiefs of staff, to “strengthen cooperation and coordination in terms of security and intelligence between these countries”. Russia is fighting rebels and jihadists in Syria alongside President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, while Iran is a key ally of both Baghdad and Damascus.



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Jim Mattis Says the U.S. Won't Suspend More Military Drills With South Korea

Jim Mattis Says the U.S. Won't Suspend More Military Drills With South KoreaIt comes as North Korea is increasingly critical of U.S. demands to denuclearize



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Russia to hold biggest military drills since Cold War

Russia to hold biggest military drills since Cold WarRussia will flex its military muscles and hold the biggest war games since the Cold War era next month, including almost 300,000 troops and 1,000 aircraft, the defence ministry said Tuesday, leading NATO to warn of a “more assertive Russia”. Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said the exercises would be similar in size to those held in September 1981 by the Soviet authorities, called Zapad-81, or West 81. “This will be something of a repeat of Zapad-81, but in some senses even bigger,” Shoigu said in comments reported by Russian news agencies.



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Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan wanted in Singapore for dodging military service

Crazy Rich Asians author Kevin Kwan wanted in Singapore for dodging military serviceThe author of the book "Crazy Rich Asians", which inspired the Hollywood hit film of the same title, is wanted in his home country of Singapore for defaulting on his military service, the defence ministry said on Wednesday. Kevin Kwan, author of the 2013 book and an executive producer of the film, was notably absent from the Singapore premier of the romantic comedy on Tuesday. The Ministry of Defence said Mr Kwan had failed to register for National Service (NS) in 1990, despite notices and letters sent to his overseas address, and he had also stayed overseas without a valid exit permit. "Mr Kwan is therefore wanted for defaulting on his NS obligations," the ministry said in a statement. He was liable to a fine of up to S$ 10,000 ($ 7,315) "and/or imprisonment of up to 3 years upon conviction", the ministry said. Director John Chu and his wife Kristin Hodge pose for photographers as they arrive for the red carpet screening of the movie "Crazy Rich Asians" on Tuesday Credit:  Don Wong/AP Mr Kwan could not be reached for comment. Singapore has a strict law on national service for all male citizens and enforces it with few exceptions. It makes it illegal for men to give up citizenship without having completed their military service, of about two years. Mr Kwan left Singapore at age 11, first moving to Texas with his family, and has lived in the United States since then, Singapore media said. His 1994 application to renounce his Singapore citizenship and a subsequent appeal had been rejected, the ministry said. Mr Kwan's book and the film directed by Jon M Chu depict Singapore as a playground for the super-rich in a story about an Asian-American woman who goes to the city state to meet her boyfriend's wealthy family. Mr Kwan himself comes from a prominent Singapore family. His great grandfather was a founding director of the Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation – Singapore's oldest bank.



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