French company scores huge Australian submarine contract

Australia's largest-ever defense contract has gone to a French shipbuilder to produce a new generation of submarines, thrilling officials in Paris and inaugurating half...

China’s Xi moves to take more direct command over military

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, April 9, 2014. Hagel...

U.S. sending commandos, combat aircraft to Philippines

In a military buildup certain to inflame tensions with China, the United States said April 14 it will send troops and combat aircraft to...

Seoul says North Korean missile launch apparently fails

SEOUL, South Korea—A North Korean launch of a missile on the birthday of its revered founder appears to have failed, South Korean and U.S....

U.S., India agree to improve military cooperation

DOD photograph by Air Force SMSgt. Adrian CruzDefense Ash Carter exchanges gifts with Indian Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar following a welcome dinner in...

Stennis sailors visit Guam elementary school

Navy photograph by SA Justin RayburnNavy Counselor 1st Class Luis Diaz, from Victorville, Calif., high fives a student during a community relations event...

AGE mechanics provide vital mission support

Air Force photograph by TSgt. James HodgmanA1C Gavin Baker, 379th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight mechanic from Lancaster, California, zip ties...

Australia’s planned military buildup focuses on navy

CANBERRA, Australia--Australia will bolster its naval strength with more submarines and warships as part of a long-term military buildup needed to maintain peace in...

Russian PM: West is rekindling the Cold War with NATO moves

MUNICH, Germany--Russia's prime minister accused NATO Feb. 13 of restarting the Cold War amid increased military maneuvers and troop deployments to countries neighboring Russia,...

First A-29 Afghan pilots graduate, ready for combat

Air Force photograph by SrA. Ceaira TinsleyAn Afghan air force pilot salutes during the playing of the Afghan national anthem at the graduation...