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  • No timeline set for US withdrawal from INF Treaty

    US leaders are in talks with major allies and partner nations about how to proceed if the US withdraws from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), according to the US State Department’s Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Andrea Thompson. However, a

  • Pentagon to detail spending cut trade-offs for the White House

    By early December Pentagon leaders will layout two fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020) national security budgets for US President Donald Trump and detail the trade-offs associated with shrinking the budget by USD33 billion, said Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan. Speaking with Pentagon reporters

  • Russian defence minister outlines military development

    The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) is intensifying training of military personnel, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said in a brief review of Russia's military development on 6 November. “This year, the Ground Forces [SV] have conducted more than 3,800 battalion-level tactical exercises.

  • IDF satisfied with Iron Dome’s performance during latest escalation

    Israeli military officials have expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Rafael Iron Dome air defence system during a brief but intense escalation with Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip. Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), and other groups fired approximately 460 projectiles

  • US Air Force anticipates reprogramming funds to achieve fighter jet mission capability goal

    The US Air Force (USAF) anticipates reprogramming funds to help achieve a defence secretary-mandated goal of 80% mission capability for three key fighter jet platforms. “We’ll have to shift resources from other areas to be able to get to that,” USAF Vice Chief of Staff General

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