Singapore: A look at SAF’s selection process, training for its bomb disposal experts

When the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) was alerted to a World War II aerial bomb last month, the experts sent to assess the situation had never been involved in such a disposal. But the team of first-timers, comprising regular servicemen Read More …

How ‘war on terror’ was fought and won in Southeast Asia – for now

In the early 2000s, the potential for terror attacks in Southeast Asia appeared dramatically different from today. Indonesia was rocked by the Christmas Eve church bombings on December 24, 2000, that killed 18 people. Just six days later, Metro Manila Read More …

UNODC: Synthetic Drugs in East and Southeast Asia – Latest developments and challenges

East and Southeast Asia’s drug market has been marked by a decade of growth in the production and trafficking of synthetic drugs, particularly methamphetamine – a trend that continues. The region has also experienced an expansion in the production and Read More …

Singapore: Engineering student admits detonating homemade bombs at East Coast Park

A teenager who was interested in explosives started looking up how to make bombs online during the COVID-19 “circuit breaker”. He made two improvised pipe bombs and lit them up at East Coast Park in 2020, detonating one. No one Read More …

Singapore: Four-legged veterans from the Military Working Dog Unit (MWDU) are looking for a new roof over their heads

Our four-legged veterans from the Military Working Dog Unit (MWDU) are looking for a new roof over their heads! If you’re interested in making them part of your family, you can find out more in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Read More …

In a first, Singapore and US soldiers defuse IEDs in exercise

Soldiers from the 5th Battalion Singapore Infantry Regiment and the US army combed through a forested area before fighting through an urban training area, with infantry carrier vehicles moving in. In the course of their assault at the Murai Urban Read More …

Police and SAF tackle ‘bombs’ and ‘gunmen’ in counter-terrorism exercise

More than 900 personnel from the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and  Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) took part in an islandwide counter-terrorism exercise, tackling simulated threats involving explosives, gunmen and hostage situations. The exercise, which started on Tuesday (Feb 19) and Read More …

$3 Million Reward Announced for Information Leading to Arrest of Iranian Tied to Illegal Procurement of U.S. Technology

The United States Department of State’s Transnational Organized Crime Rewards Program is offering up to a $3,000,000 (USD) reward leading to the arrest and/or conviction of Hossein Ahmad Larijani. Larijani is wanted for his role in illegally procuring technology that originated in Read More …