Posts tagged as military capability

Why North Korea is in no hurry to do what the US wants

By Hervé Lemahieu on Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Meeting in Singapore last month, US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un captured the world’s attention and promised to work towards “new relations”. Why have mixed messages followed? At the end of a summit billed as an “epochal event”, ambitions were set high. North Korea reaffirmed its commitment to the “denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula”, while the US said it would stop “provocative” war games with South…

Putin: New Russian weapons decades ahead of foreign rivals

Friday, June 29, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin boasted about his country’s prospective nuclear weapons Thursday, saying they are years and even decades ahead of foreign designs. Speaking before the graduates of Russian military academies, Putin said the new weapons represent a quantum leap in the nation’s military capability. “A number of our weapons systems are years, and, perhaps, decades ahead of foreign analogues,” Putin told young military officers who gathered in an ornate…