This photo, provided May 10, 2018, by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media, shows Israeli missiles in the sky as others hit air defence positions and other military bases in Damascus, Syria.
(Syrian Central Military Media, via AP)
Flashy interceptor systems attract media and government attention. But bomb shelters and warning systems are at least as important in the midst of missile strikes.
© Jill Gibbon
There's a disturbing disconnect between the polite etiquette of arms fairs and the hell that their products create.
An Israeli soldier walks next to an Iron Dome rocket defense battery near the southern city of Sderot, Israel, in 2015.
(AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
Iron Dome rocket interceptors achieved international fame during Israel’s 2012 and 2014 Gaza conflicts. Research suggests the systems provided substantial protection in 2014, but not two years earlier.
China’s new J-20 stealth fighter was placed into combat service in February.
China has upped its defence spending and is investing heavily in revolutionary technologies that could transform its military into the world’s most powerful force by the middle of the century.
The fear and distress caused by a false missile alarm last week on Jan. 13 in Hawaii is part of the 125 year legacy of American occupation. Here, cars drive past a highway sign: “Missile alert in error. There is no threat” on the H-1 Freeway in Honolulu.
(Cory Lum/Civil Beat via AP)
The fear and distress caused by a false missile alarm last week in Hawaii is part of the 125- year legacy of American occupation.
In this April 15, 2017, file photo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un waves during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea.
(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
China could win unprecedented global credibility by emerging as the champion of an international effort that fixes the North Korea problem once and for all. Does it have the moxie?
A Japanese man watches a TV news program on a public screen in Tokyo showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un amid reports the North Korean leader has inspected a hydrogen bomb meant for a new intercontinental ballistic missile.
(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
As North Korea ups the missile ante, it's time for Canada to take a meaningful stand against China's continued sly backing of its atrocious ally.
A rocket is launched from Israel’s Iron Dome, an anti-missile system, in order to intercept a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip in 2011.
(AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)
There is much debate over how to react to North Korean missile threats. What can we learn from Israel’s responses to actual rocket attacks?
Images of Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are shown on a news program in Seoul, South Korea on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017.
AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon
The international community has been trying to stop North Korea from developing long-range missiles for decades. So how did North Korea get them?
President Donald Trump after speaking at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
Are Trump’s missile strikes against Syria constitutional? An expert on Congress and foreign policy provides a brief history of how the separation of war powers has blurred over time.
Trump boards Air Force One on April 6, 2017.
'America First' apparently doesn't mean a step away from playing the world's policeman – and three more things to note about U.S. airstrikes on Syria.
A North Korean ballistic rocket launching drill, undated photo.
REUTERS/ North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)
Tensions in Asia may soon boil over. If U.S. leaders fail to seek pathways to peace, the consequences may be grim, warns former National Security Council member.
The Weapons Engineer Officer’s Tactical Trigger, which would be used in the event of a missile launch.
The entire concept of nuclear deterrence depends on the assumption that everything will always work perfectly.
Tjibbe Joustra announces the Dutch Safety Board’s findings.
Robin van Longhuijsen/EPA
The Dutch Safety Board's report into the loss of MH17 concludes, but the criminal investigation – which will take in far more evidence – awaits.
Should Australia seek a ballistic missile defence capability, like that of the United States?
US Department of Defense
Ultimately, the argument for Australia to acquire ballistic missile defence does not stack up.
The evidence is out there, waiting to be found.
More than a month has passed since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed with the loss of all 298 lives on board. But despite the disturbances at the crash site near the small town of Grabovo, near Donetsk…
An Israeli Iron Dome missile is fired to intercept a rocket from Gaza.
The breakdown of an initial ceasefire between Israeli forces and Hamas last weekend played out to a familiar soundtrack: the wail of air-raid sirens and the menacing hiss of incoming rocket fire, followed…
Come and have a go, then.
On 3 April, as a direct consequence of events in Ukraine, US officials announced they would be suspending talks with Russia about NATO ballistic missile defence plans in Europe. They also warned that further…
The deployment of the Russian S-300 surface-to-air missile systems (pictured) to Syria has caused tensions to rise among Western powers.
As the civil war in Syria continues, several states are now decrying the potential deployment of the Russian S-300 surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems. Described as a move to cool “hothead” pro-interventionists…