China shows off defense diplomacy with multinational peacekeeping drill

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China’s armed forces concluded their first multinational peacekeeping exercise on Wednesday, September 15, showing off their combat prowess with drones and mine-clearing robots while seeking to project a more benign image. As the Asian giant modernizes and beefs up its military by pumping hundreds of billions of dollars annually into its defense budget, it has… Continue reading China shows off defense diplomacy with multinational peacekeeping drill

Japan warns citizens of possible attack in Southeast Asia, puzzling nations

Japan’s Foreign Ministry urged its citizens on Monday to stay away from religious facilities and crowds in six Southeast Asian nations, warning of a possible attack. The ministry said it had obtained information that “there are increased risks such as suicide bombings.” The warning applies to Japanese citizens in Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand… Continue reading Japan warns citizens of possible attack in Southeast Asia, puzzling nations

Thailand receives approval from US for the supply of FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missiles

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The US State Department has given its clearance for the sale of FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missiles and related equipment to the Thai government for an estimated cost of $83.5 million. The US State Department has notified the US Congress of a potential deal in which the Thai government has requested the sale of 300 FGM-148… Continue reading Thailand receives approval from US for the supply of FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missiles