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New US military budget focused on China despite border talk

Mar. 16, 2019 10:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese bombers. Chinese hypersonic missiles. Chinese cyberattacks. Chinese anti-satellite weapons. To a remarkable degree, the 2020 Pentagon budget proposal is shaped by national security threats that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has summarized in three words: "China, China,...

German minister: Cyprus valued partner in EU defense project

Mar. 5, 2019 6:13 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Germany's defense minister says her country is looking to boost defense cooperation with Cyprus, which she called a valuable partner in the European Union's defense strategy due to its location and military facilities. Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Tuesday after talks with her...

Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism but Pence resists

Feb. 16, 2019 7:49 PM EST

MUNICH (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel drew lengthy applause Saturday for her spirited defense of a multilateral approach to global affairs and support for Europe's decision to stand by a nuclear deal with Iran. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was not among the impressed, however, and he doubled down...

Pentagon outlines its first artificial intelligence strategy

Feb. 12, 2019 6:28 PM EST

The U.S. military wants to expand its use of artificial intelligence in warfare, but says it will take care to deploy the technology in accordance with the nation's values. The Pentagon outlined its first AI strategy in a report released Tuesday. The plan calls for accelerating the use of AI systems throughout...