Jordan military unveils border surveillance with Iraq, Syria
Middle East

Jordan military unveils border surveillance with Iraq, Syria

BORDER GUARD FORCES COMMAND, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s military on Monday unveiled a new phase of a border surveillance system that U.S. officials say provides an effective defense against infiltration attempts, including by Islamic State militants. The kingdom plays a high-profile role in the U.S.-led military coalition against the extremists, who control large parts of neighboring … Continue reading

South Africa to deploy army to end anti-immigrant attacks
Africa / International News

South Africa to deploy army to end anti-immigrant attacks

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa will deploy the army to areas that remain volatile after a spate of violent attacks targeting immigrants, the defense minister announced on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Soldiers will be sent to support police in troubled areas, Defense Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said in a live broadcast. The minister made the announcement … Continue reading

US: Growing China, Russia military activity in Asia-Pacific
Asia / Australia & the Pacific / National / Politics / U.S. News

US: Growing China, Russia military activity in Asia-Pacific

WASHINGTON (AP) — The commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific said Wednesday that major land reclamation by China at outposts in the South China Sea could allow it to exert more influence over the contested area and deploy military assets such as long-range radar and advanced missile systems. Adm. Samuel Locklear also told the … Continue reading