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South Korea Close to Developing ‘Blackout Bomb’

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Yonhap) — South Korea has secured technologies to build a non-lethal graphite bomb which can paralyze the North’s power systems in case of war, military sources said Sunday. The so-called “blackout bomb” works [...]

North Korea Shows Off Improvements with Latest Launch

Munenori Inoue and Seima Oki report: North Korea’s second intercontinental ballistic missile launch late Friday night reached the highest altitude ever achieved by the nation, possibly enough to threaten the U.S. capital of Washington, according [...]

South Korea Debates Developing its Own Nuclear Weapons

Stuart Leavenworth writes: No longer sure they can rely on the United States, an increasing number of South Korean lawmakers say their country should develop its own nuclear arsenal to deter an attack by Kim Jong Un, their belligerent neighbor to [...]

Raytheon to Showcase Cyberwarfare at Paris Air Show

David Szondy reports: Digital electronics has revolutionized 21st century warfare and in the process it has created a cyberspace battleground that is becoming as important as any on land, sea or air. As part of the 2017 Paris Air Show, Raytheon [...]

Outflank China in the South China Sea

Lieutenant Brett Wessley, U.S. Navy, writes: Throughout the history of warfare, the advantage has constantly swung between offense and defense, with new technologies and innovative tactics displacing old doctrines and war plans. The defensive [...]

1st F-35 assembled in Japan revealed

TOYOYAMA, Aichi (Jiji Press) — The first F-35A cutting-edge stealth fighter assembled in Japan was unveiled at a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. factory in Toyoyama, Aichi Prefecture, on Monday. The Air Self-Defense Force plans to deploy the [...]

China Puts Rocket Launchers on South China Sea Island

BEIJING (Reuters) — China has installed rocket launchers on a disputed reef in the South China Sea to ward off Vietnamese military combat divers, according to a state-run newspaper, offering new details on China’s ongoing military build-up. [...]