Monday, June 13, 2016 - 06:36
The global defense trade increased at a record pace last year, with the value of the market expanding by $6.6 billion to be worth $65 billion in 2015, according to a new report by IHS Jane's. The U.S. held the top spot as the world's largest exporter, supplying $22.9 billion worth of defense equipment up from $12.9 billion in 2009.
Monday, June 13, 2016 - 06:20
Nigeria is firing dozens of senior officers accused of corruption and the theft of billions of dollars meant to buy arms to fight the Boko Haram Islamic insurgency, the army and an officer privy to the list said Saturday.
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 06:21
AMTEC, which is part of the National Defense Corporation (NDC) has been awarded a $84,546,877 firm-fixed-price military sales contract in Iraq for 40mm grenade systems.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 06:33
The new commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, Gen. John Nicholson, will soon complete an assessment that is expected to call for more U.S. troops than the Obama Administration has planned. Current policy calls for reducing the U.S. presence in Afghanistan from today’s 9,800 troops to 5,500 by the end of this year. Security has deteriorated sharply since the U.S. ended its official combat role in 2014, however, and Nicholson is expected to favor slower U.S. drawdowns. If so, the general is right. But what’s needed isn’t a slower timetable for withdrawals – it’s the end of timetables altogether.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 06:22
Opaque, unaccountable defense spending threatens to derail the global development agenda. If the United Nations and its member states are serious about implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, they’re going to have to abandon their exceptional treatment of the defense sector and start asking what countries really spend on their militaries.
Friday, June 3, 2016 - 06:21
The United States airforce will showcase combat-capable Reaper Drones as part of the African Aerospace and Defense exhibition that will be held later this year.
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 05:58
The South African defense industry will on June 13 and 14 have the opportunity to learn first-hand what is needed to become an accredited supplier to the United Nations and specifically its peacekeeping and peace support operations in Africa.
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 06:22
Photographs of U.S. commandos with battle gear in Syria raised questions Thursday about their level of involvement in the fight against the Islamic State.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 06:54
Experts who study the issue say Mexico’s kill rate is practically unheard-of, arguing that the numbers reveal something more ominous. “They are summary executions,” said Paul Chevigny, a retired New York University professor who pioneered the study of lethality among armed forces.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 06:27
B'Tselem, one of Israel's leading human rights groups, said on Wednesday it would no longer refer complaints of abuse carried out by Israeli soldiers to Israeli military courts because the system was biased and set up to whitewash cases. The cases involved allegations of fatal shootings, injuries, beatings, damage to property and the use of Palestinians as human shields.