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Rappler's latest stories on military power


China takes lead in some military tech, says Pentagon study

Jan 16, 2019 - 11:46 PM

A report entitled 'China Military Power' says because of its 'multifaceted approach to technology acquisition' the People's Liberation Army is 'on the verge of fielding some of the most modern weapon systems in the world'

A Chinese J-20 stealth fighter performs at the Airshow China 2018 in Zhuhai in southern China's Guangdong province on November 6, 2018.  WANG ZHAO / AFP

Questions you need to ask about martial law in Mindanao

May 25, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Martial law is meant to give the military control over its coverage area when the civilian government could no longer function

CRISIS IN MARAWI. Residents of Marawi City fleeing the armed clashes between government forces and the Maute Group arrives in Iligan on May 24, 2017. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

US, Japan exercises and China's anxiety

Jun 24, 2015 - 5:00 PM

The South China Sea has become the arena for power projection for the United States as a Pacific power and Japan as an Asian power and China as a rising global power in transition

Fixed term for AFP chief staff: Why it's needed

Jun 10, 2015 - 11:20 AM

A constantly changing leadership and institutional environment for the military could be detrimental to the military and its personnel

China to project its military further and stronger

May 26, 2015 - 1:56 PM

The People s Liberation Army navy will put a greater emphasis on open seas protection rather than offshore waters defense alone the State Council China s cabinet said in a white paper

SPRATLY ISLANDS. An aerial photo taken though a glass window inside a military plane of the alleged on-going reclamation by China into mischief reef in the Spratly group of islands in the South China Sea, west of Palawan, Philippines, 11 May 2015. Photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

NATO reviewing Iraq request to help build up military

Dec 11, 2014 - 10:46 PM

Iraq has now requested NATO support in defense capacity building alliance head Jens Stoltenberg tells regional partners at the NATO and Gulf Security conference in Qatar

Iraqi soldiers take up position on the borders between Anbar and Karbala south west of Iraq on 29 June 2014. Alaa al-Shemaree/EPA