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Ari Winkleman & Luisa Vieira

The Graphic Truth — WAR! Who is it good for?

For arms manufacturers, war is great for business. Even before Russia invaded Ukraine six months ago, global military spending was already on an upswing, to the tune of $2 trillion last year. Now, the US and its allies are splashing around a lot of dough to send the Ukrainians weapons to defend themselves against the Russians — to the delight of anyone who owns shares of the companies that make those arms. We take a look at how the stock prices of the world's top listed defense companies have performed in 2022 so far.

Paige Fusco

The Graphic Truth: Who does China buy arms from & sell to?

The US claimed earlier this week that Russia had asked China for weapons to fight in Ukraine. We still don’t know whether that was true or what came of the supposed request, but interestingly, China buys most of its arms from Russia and doesn’t sell any to Moscow. Here’s a look at Chinese weapons imports and exports.

China tails US warship in Taiwan Strait

December 19, 2020 8:02 PM

The US Navy said the guided missile destroyer USS Mustin had conducted a routine Taiwan Strait transit.

Japan weighs ships for Aegis missile defence system

December 09, 2020 2:02 PM

TOKYO (AFP) - Japan will build two ships equipped with Aegis missile interceptors after public opposition forced the government to scrap deployment of a costly land-based system, the country's defence minister said Wednesday (Dec 9).

Taiwan says faces daily threat as US notifies of new arms sale

December 08, 2020 10:36 AM

"Authoritarian forces consistently attempt to violate the existing norms-based order," President Tsai Ing-wen said.

Japan to approve plans for Aegis-equipped ships as missile interceptors

November 29, 2020 5:00 AM

TOKYO • Japan's Cabinet is set to approve as early as next month plans to build two new Aegis-equipped ships as missile interceptors after scuttling a proposal to place the defence system ashore, Kyodo News reported.

Shame and vindication as Australia digests report of Afghan military killings

November 20, 2020 10:00 AM

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - Australian military personnel who spoke out against alleged war crimes in Afghanistan said on Friday (Nov 20) they felt vindicated by an inquiry which called for prosecuting troops involved, as the country reacted with shame and anger at the findings' severity.

Japan, Australia reach 'landmark' security agreement

November 17, 2020 8:31 PM

TOKYO (REUTERS) - Japan and Australia agreed a breakthrough defence pact on Tuesday (Nov 17) facilitating reciprocal visits for training and operations.

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