10 notable military-defence events of the world in 2021

10 notable military-defence events of the world in 2021

Thursday, January 06, 2022, 10:19 (GMT+7)
In 2021, the world situation continued to witness both negative and positive developments. COVID-19 pandemic, strategic competition, trade war, conflicts, subversion, and disputes over sovereignty and territories were extremely intense and negatively impacted on the world’s economy and social life. The following are 10 notable military-defence events selected and introduced by National Defence Journal

Strategic mistakes made by the U.S. and NATO during the war in Afghanistan

Strategic mistakes made by the U.S. and NATO during the war in Afghanistan

Sunday, September 12, 2021, 09:11 (GMT+7)
In spite of the fact that America and a number of NATO member states always had absolute superiority in terms of personnel and equipment, they failed to gain victory in a war which had been thought to happen “one-way” only in Afghanistan. According to many analysts around the world, the U.S. and NATO made a lot of strategic mistakes during the war in this South Asian country

Fragile peace and stability in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops

Fragile peace and stability in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops

Friday, August 13, 2021, 14:47 (GMT+7)
After 20 years of the “global war on terror” in Afghanistan, the U.S. and NATO will have withdrawn all of their troops from this country by the 11th of September, 2021. However, the public is wondering whether the withdrawal will bring peace and stability to Afghanistan or not

European Union’s response to the terrorist threat

European Union’s response to the terrorist threat

Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 07:02 (GMT+7)
Currently, the European Union (EU) is not only fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic, but faced with the risk of being attacked by terrorism. A series of terrorist attacks in France and Austria in late 2020 even though those countries had closed their border proved that the Old Continent is exposing security loopholes which must be tightened

Ten world defence and military events in 2020

Ten world defence and military events in 2020

Wednesday, January 06, 2021, 14:13 (GMT+7)
As far as national defence and military is concerned, the Covid-19 pandemic has made a negative, direct, comprehensive impact on military operations as well as the maintenance and enhancement of operational capacity of militaries worldwide. Militaries must undertake any necessary measures, including large-scale distancing regulations, military personnel movement and travel restrictions, change in training methods, delay or cancellation of recruitment and large-scale exercises to prevent and respond to Covid-19 pandemic.

Post-Islamic State Era terrorist threats

Post-Islamic State Era terrorist threats

Wednesday, June 17, 2020, 07:22 (GMT+7)
Besides searching for new areas of operations, it has also changed its ways of recruitment, ways and means of conducting the attacks. While the attacks with guns, knives, transport vehicles and hot weapons are still carried out effectively, they have also begun to deploy low altitude missiles, tanks and amoured vehicles, or even drones for their attacks. Previous primary targets of attacks, e.g. airports, metro stations, now have been changed to crowds, such as: carnivals, cultural and artistic events which are prone to large casualties.

A chance of peace for Afghanistan

A chance of peace for Afghanistan

Thursday, May 28, 2020, 08:12 (GMT+7)
The nearly-2-decade war in Afghanistan represented not only a “nightmare” for the U.S but also a regional and world “flashpoint”. U.S, Taliban and other stakeholders can’t solve the conflict in Afghanistan by military measures but peaceful means.

NATO – 70 years of existence and recent divergence

NATO – 70 years of existence and recent divergence

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 21:52 (GMT+7)
Due to the concern about instabilities in the Trans-Atlantic relations, European Union, including some key members of NATO, is thinking about building a self-reliant and independent defence to reduce their dependence on the U.S security umbrella.

A chance for peace in Syria?

A chance for peace in Syria?

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 15:55 (GMT+7)
The Syrian civil war has lasted for more than 7 years but shown no signs for peace and stability. When the Self-Proclaimed Islamic State (IS) was defeated in Syria, it was thought that peace came to the people of this country. However, it has not come true as Syria continues to become the centre of the competition for influence between major powers. Is there a chance for peace in Syria?

Top 10 defence and military events over the world in 2017

Top 10 defence and military events over the world in 2017

Monday, January 08, 2018, 08:45 (GMT+7)
Generally, the trend of peace, cooperation and development dominated 2017. However, a lot of events did and are going to happen, making tremendous effects on different states, regions and the world at different levels. Basing on our studies, National Defence Journal has taken out “Top 10 defence and military events over the world in 2017”

President Ho Chi Minh with Vietnam revolutionary press
President Ho Chi Minh’s journalistic views and career are very valuable guidelines for the development of the Vietnamese press today, especially when the country is developing the socialist-oriented market economy and undergoing globalisation and international integration.