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01 January 2020 Military News

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  • US Army bans China's TikTok over security worries Press TV 01 Jan 2020 -- US Army soldiers have been banned from using the hugely popular short video app TikTok over a security threat, according to an Army spokeswoman.
  • Upgraded JF-17 fighter jet makes maiden flight, equipped with J-20 tech: report Global Times 01 Jan 2020 -- The latest, powered-up version of the JF-17 fighter jet reportedly features technologies from China's top-notch J-20 fighter jet and made its maiden flight in December, as the warplane co-developed by China and Pakistan saw major upgrades in electronic devices that will significantly increase its combat efficiency, experts said.
  • NK's new strategic weapon 'targets US' Global Times 01 Jan 2020 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said the world will witness a new strategic weapon from his country in the near future, and Chinese analysts said Washington should take responsibility for the backward Korean Peninsula situation, as it didn't adopt flexibility in its policy and accept China's and Russia's proposal to ease sanctions when Pyongyang already showed its sincerity on denuclearization.
  • North Korea 'to develop new strategic weapon soon,' as deadline for US passes Press TV 01 Jan 2020 -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has called off two years of a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests, saying that North Korea will soon develop a "new strategic weapon," after the United States missed a year-end deadline for the resumption of talks with Pyongyang.
  • UN chief 'deeply concerned' following end of DPRK nuclear test moratorium UN News 01 Jan 2020 -- The UN Secretary-General is "deeply concerned" that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has ended a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests, his spokesman said in a statement issued on Wednesday.
  • India, Pakistan Exchange Lists of Nuclear Facilities Amid War Threat Sputnik 01 Jan 2020 -- Despite downgrading diplomatic relations in the aftermath of a "unilateral decision" by the Indian Parliament to revoke the disputed Kashmir region's special status last August, arch-rivals India and Pakistan have continued to fulfill their formal obligations under bilateral agreements.
  • Pompeo Postpones Trip To Ukraine, Belarus, Central Asia Amid Iran Tensions RFE/RL 01 Jan 2020 -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has postponed his upcoming travels to Ukraine, Belarus, and two Central Asian nations due to rising tensions in Iraq and the Middle East.

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