Caught between China and the U.S., Asian countries stockpile powerful new missiles

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Asia is sliding into a dangerous arms race as smaller nations that once stayed on the sidelines build arsenals of advanced long-range missiles, following in the footsteps of powerhouses China and the United States, analysts say. China is mass producing its DF-26 – a multipurpose weapon with a range of up to 4,000 kilometres –… Continue reading Caught between China and the U.S., Asian countries stockpile powerful new missiles

US military orders shelter-in-place on 2 bases in South Korea

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Following a spate of coronavirus illnesses, the US Forces in Korea (USFK) announced on Saturday, January 16, that two of its largest bases – US Army Garrison Yongsan and Camp Humphreys – had been put under a shelter in place until Tuesday, January 19. Camp Humphreys, located in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, is the largest US military base outside… Continue reading US military orders shelter-in-place on 2 bases in South Korea

Iran seizes South Korean-tanker, Seoul demands release

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Iranian media said on Monday, January 4, that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps captured a South Korean-flagged tanker in Gulf seas, at a time when Tehran and Seoul are at odds over Iranian funds held in South Korean banks due to US sanctions. Seoul confirmed the seizure of a South Korean chemical tanker off the coast… Continue reading Iran seizes South Korean-tanker, Seoul demands release

Philippine Navy inspection team approves BRP Antonio Luna

BRP Antonio Luna (FF151), the Philippine Navy’s second frigate, has completed its sea acceptance trials, which culminated in a series of warfare capability demonstrations off the coast of Ulsan, South Korea, from December 14 to 18, 2020. After personally observing the warship’s performance during the sea trials, Rear Admiral Alberto B. Carlos, the chairman of the… Continue reading Philippine Navy inspection team approves BRP Antonio Luna