Top Daily Stories for June 2015

Jun 23 2015

Afghan forces recapture key district from Taliban

Reuters (World) - Tue, 2015-06-23 02:51
Afghan government forces regained control of a key district near Kunduz on Tuesday, after Taliban fighters had threatened to capture a provincial capital for the first time since being driven from power in 2001.
Jun 23 2015

Japanese plane circles over China-claimed region in S.China Sea

Reuters (World) - Tue, 2015-06-23 02:30
A Japanese military patrol plane circled over disputed parts of the South China Sea on Tuesday at the start of an exercise with the Philippine military that has irked China.
Jun 23 2015

China to Retrofit 172,000 Civilian Ships for War

Maritime News - Vessels - Tue, 2015-06-23 02:00
China is set to retrofit 172,000 of merchant ships for military purposes so they can be used in the event of a war, another disturbing indication of growing tensions between Beijing and Washington,
Jun 23 2015

DOD: China aims to challenge U.S. air dominance

Reuters (World) - Tue, 2015-06-23 00:04
China is mounting a serious effort to challenge U.S. military superiority in air and space, forcing the Pentagon to seek new technologies and systems to stay ahead of its rival, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work says.
Jun 7 2015

Iraqi troops, militias advance against ISIS in key refinery town

Fox News - World - Sun, 2015-06-07 05:15
Iraqi troops backed by Shiite militias recaptured key areas of Beiji, a key refinery town, from the Islamic State militants Sunday, a general said.
Jun 6 2015

Taiwan coast guard launches new ships as South China Sea tensions rise

Reuters (World) - Sat, 2015-06-06 01:24
Taiwan's coast guard on Saturday commissioned its biggest ships for duty in the form of two 3,000-ton patrol vessels.
Jun 4 2015

Vietnam eyes Western warplanes, patrol aircraft to counter China

Reuters (World) - Thu, 2015-06-04 21:08
Vietnam is in talks with European and U.S. contractors to buy fighter jets, maritime patrol planes and unarmed drones, sources said, as it looks to beef up its aerial defenses in the face of China's growing assertiveness.
Jun 1 2015

Vietnam, U.S. discuss military cooperation, South China Sea islands

Reuters (World) - Mon, 2015-06-01 02:22
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter discussed his call for an end to island-building in the South China Sea in talks on Monday with his Vietnamese counterpart, who said Vietnam had not been expanding its islands.
Jun 1 2015

China to hold live-fire military drills along volatile Myanmar border

Fox News - World - Mon, 2015-06-01 00:49
China's military will hold live-firing exercises along its volatile border with Myanmar where Chinese civilians were killed by stray bombs from a conflict between rebels and Myanmar's government.


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