Military Cooperation

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 08:33
The new allied deterrent force for the Baltic region will be in place by May 2017, with some units arriving earlier, the head of the Western alliance’s military committee said Sunday.
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 08:30
President Rodrigo Duterte’s drive to upend the Philippines’ decades-old security alliance with the U.S. is prompting concerns within the military, the one institution he most needs to keep on his side.
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 08:29
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked for a six-month extension for his war on drugs, saying there are too many people involved in the narcotics trade and he “cannot kill them all”.
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 07:54
Japan will step up its activity in the contested South China Sea through joint training patrols with the United States and bilateral and multilateral exercises with regional navies, Japanese Defense Minister Tomomi Inada said on Thursday.
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 07:52
The Pentagon is optimistic that the U.S. alliance with the Philippines remains intact despite the new president’s abrupt call for ending major American military operations there.
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 07:47
America’s strategy for confronting China in the South China Sea is threatening to unravel as the new leader of the Philippines backs away from military cooperation — including joint naval patrols — with the U.S.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 09:05
The EU is crafting proposals for stepped-up defense cooperation that could eventually lead to the creation of a small crisis-response force to react—without American help—to a range of security challenges, from conflict in Africa to a major humanitarian disaster.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 07:19
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his defense secretary on Tuesday to seek gear from suppliers in China and Russia to fight drug traffickers and insurgents, signaling an abrupt departure from his nation’s longstanding military reliance on the U.S.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 06:56
President Rodrigo Duterte has called for U.S. special forces to leave the southern Philippines, where they have advised and assisted the Armed Forces of the Philippines in missions against Islamist insurgents since 2002.
Monday, September 12, 2016 - 06:55
Pakistan and Russia are set to hold their first-ever joint military exercises later this year, media reported today, reflecting increased military cooperation between the two former Cold War rivals.