China’s military this week cut off defense talks with the Pentagon and recalled a visiting PLA admiral to protest new sanctions on the Chinese military for arms sales to Russia.
A U.S. soldier was sentenced to 11 years in prison for detonating a chemical weapon near an army base in Louisiana that injured two fellow soldiers and ended their military careers.
The commander of the Chinese navy is visiting the United States this week amid growing military and trade tensions between the United States and China.
The United States is closely monitoring an agreement struck Monday between Russia and Turkey to establish a de-militarized zone in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, according to the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D., Ariz.), the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Arizona, has often discussed her family’s military background and endorsements from military veterans on the campaign trail, including the endorsement of a former Army Green Beret who likened Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith to that of Islamic terrorists.
China’s military is a key player in the Belt and Road economic initiative around the world that is being used to expand Beijing’s overall global power, a senior Pentagon Asian affairs official says.
The U.S. military launched on Friday a series of war drills dubbed “Defeat ISIS” in Eastern Syria to “hone their warfighting skills for counterterrorism operations” in the region, according to American military officials.
The United States and its western allies are now “playing catch-up” against adversaries such as Russia and China after more than a decade and a half of focusing on counterterrorism operations, according to the State Department’s point man on Europe.
Russia and China will hold a large-scale military exercise next month that will include simulated nuclear weapons attacks, according to American defense officials.