China to buy 5,000 Russian air-to-air missiles: Japanese report

Want China Times

China is likely to purchase 5,000 R-73 and R-77 air-to-air missiles from Russia, writes Toshiyuki Roku, retired commander of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force’s Air Development and Test Command, in an article for the Tokyo-based Japan Military Review. Since China’s […]

Army Rapid Deployment Force to Secure U.S. Missile Defense Field in War Games

The Washington Free Beacon

An Army rapid deployment force will practice securing the Pentagon’s strategic missile defenses base in Alaska this week as part of annual exercises involving both conventional and nuclear forces. Defense officials said an Army Quick Reaction Force (QRF) of 55 […]

As tensions rise, Pentagon beefs up missions in Europe

Marine Corps Times

As the nation’s eyes are on the Ebola outbreak and the fight with Islamic State militants, the situation in Europe is getting decidedly colder — think Cold War. In mid-October, two U.S. Navy ships steamed into the Black Sea; hundreds […]