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  • [New] TAIWAN TO BOOST DEFENSE SPENDING: Taiwan plans to increase its military spending over the next five years. Politico
  • [New] In the past few years, China has become more assertive in its rhetoric, matching its military buildup, which most security pundits now say is about seeking to intimidate potential adversaries so they will just back down. The Conversation
  • [New] Britain's new defence partnership with the United States and Australia could result in the UK being dragged into war if China invades Taiwan. The Times
  • [New] The first programme of the AUKUS alliance will be the construction of a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines for the Australian navy, with American and British companies taking part in the manufacturing process. The Independent
  • [New] Britain has entered into a security pact with the US and Australia to counter China that will involve building a nuclear powered submarine fleet and wide-ranging projects on cyber warfare, artificial intelligence and quantum computing. The Independent
  • [New] If U.S.-led efforts do not succeed and Iran does obtain nuclear weapons, Moscow will definitely prefer that Tehran be at odds with the U.S. and not with Russia. Wilson Center
  • [New] The French government reacted angrily to news Australia, the UK and the US have entered an alliance that will involve building a nuclear-powered submarine fleet and wide-ranging projects on cyber warfare, artificial intelligence and quantum computing. The Independent
  • [New] North Korea is building up its weapons systems to apply pressure on the United States in the hopes of winning relief from economic sanctions aimed at forcing the North to abandon its nuclear arsenal. AP News
  • [New] Around 100,000 personnel, 20,000 vehicles and 120 aircraft will join the drills, which will also involve Japan's Maritime and Air Self-Defense Forces as well as a US Army landing ship. China Breaking News | Top Stories | Political | Business | Entertainment | Sport
  • [New] A new security arrangement between the U.S., the United Kingdom and Australia will focus on advancing cyber and other emerging technology with military capabilities. Nextgov
  • [New] Afghan nationals settling in the United States are required to have a series of vaccinations, which are being given at military bases in the United States and will soon be administered overseas as well. The New York Times
  • [New] North Korea's missile launches did not pose an immediate threat to US personnel, territory, or allies, but highlight the destabilising impact of its illicit weapons programme. The Express Tribune
  • [New] North Korea appeared to have restarted a reactor which could produce plutonium for nuclear weapons, calling it a deeply troubling development. BBC News
  • [New] Like in Iraq, Tehran conceivably prefers a central government strong enough to rein in jihadists but weak enough to be politically pliable and not pose a military threat. Foreign Policy
  • [New] The United States is forming a new Indo-Pacific security alliance with Britain and Australia that will allow for greater sharing of defense capabilities - including helping equip Australia with nuclear-powered submarines. AP News
  • [New] The United States is forming a new Indo-Pacific security alliance with Britain and Australia that will allow for greater sharing of defense capabilities, a move that could deepen a growing chasm in U.S.-China relations. Global News
  • [New] The boats Australia is seeking to procure will not be nuclear armed as Australia, unlike the UK and the US, is a non-nuclear weapons state. Sky News
  • [New] The China threat has become more serious and China's development of military strength has undermined global stability. Asian News from UK
  • [New] The EDF provides €8 billion in co-financing over 2021-2027 for defence research and development in all operational and technological domains (land, sea, air, space, cyber, information, energy, materials, CBRN, etc.). Defence Industry and Space
  • [New] If the British experience with economic warfare has a single lesson, it is that the infrastructure of a globalized economic system makes for a weapon of mass disruption rather than a precision weapon. calhoun.nps.edu
  • [New] India's growing space sector has immense opportunities for industry and start-up companies, and the Indian industry will continue to play an important role in the changing global space landscape. @indianscinews
  • [New] BAE said that combining its experience in providing secure satellite communications with In-Space Missions' ability to build and operate satellites will help the United Kingdom to compete globally in the growing low Earth orbit market, while meeting its defence and commercial needs. Janes.com

Last updated: 18 September 2021


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