Defense or defence may refer to:

Tactics and strategy

  • Defense (military)
  • Defense (sports)
  • Defender (association football)
  • Defenceman (ice hockey)
  • Biological defense (disambiguation)
  • a chess opening by Black
  • Self-defense
  • Civil defense
  • Politics and economics

  • National security
  • Defence diplomacy
  • Defence minister
  • Ministry of Defence
  • International security
  • Defense industry
  • Defense contractor
  • Concepts in law

  • Defense (legal)
  • Defence of property
  • Right of self-defense
  • Other uses

  • HMS Defence, Royal Navy ships of this name
  • Defense of a doctoral thesis, also called viva voce; see dissertation
  • La Défense, a business district in Paris
    • The Grande Arche, commonly known as Arche de la Défense, in Paris
  • The Grande Arche, commonly known as Arche de la Défense, in Paris
  • DeFence, an art project
  • Haganah (Hebrew for "The Defence"), a paramilitary organization in British Palestine
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    New submarines could help Taiwan build strong deterrence against China: Experts

    Beijing News 19 Aug 2022
    Though submarines cannot prevent a Chinese invasion on their own, they constitute a strong deterrent force, Thim said, reported Taiwan News ... Seth Cropsey, the former US deputy undersecretary of the Navy, suggested Japan hand over its retired submarines to Taiwan to strengthen the nation's maritime defence capabilities, reported Taiwan News....

    Torrential rain causes havoc in New Zealand, hundreds forced from homes

    Gulf News 19 Aug 2022
    “The damage I saw in Nelson was heartbreaking and I think we are years away from a recovery,” Alec Louverdis, group controller for Nelson Tasman Civil Defence, told a news conference ... The civil defence service is also warning people to stay away from the coast because of a 3 metre (9.8 feet) surf on some beaches....

    Young Thug to remain in jail until 2023 trial after bond is denied for third time

    Music News 19 Aug 2022
    In a video of the most recent bond hearing posted to 11Alive News, a judge can be heard saying, "I've had the opportunity to reconsider the defence's additional pleadings that were filed in this particular case on motion to reconsider bond as found on behalf of Mr ... of the defence....

    Ukraine's Crimean fightback having 'psychological impact' on Russia

    BBC News 19 Aug 2022
    At the time, the Russian defence ministry said ammunition on board the Moskva exploded in an unexplained fire, and the ship tipped over while being towed back to port ... The RIA news agency said the fleet's new chief, Viktor Sokolov, has been introduced to military leaders at the port of Sevastopol....

    51 Chinese warplanes, 6 warships infringes on Taiwan's air defence identification zone

    Beijing News 19 Aug 2022
    Taiwan on Thursday reported that 51 Chinese warplanes and six warships breached its air defence ... The MND said that it responded by scrambling combat patrol aircraft, issuing radio warnings, and deploying air defence missile systems to monitor the intrusions, reported Taiwan News....

    The defence dilemma in tense times

    Straits Times 19 Aug 2022
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    Delhi excise scam: CBI names deputy CM Manish Sisodia, 14 others in FIR

    Hindustan Times 19 Aug 2022
    “During raids at Manish Sisodia's residence, they will get four pencils, notebooks and a geometry box,” he was quoted as saying by news agency PTI ... The BJP's IT cell head Amit Malviya took a dig at Kejriwal over his ‘New York Times’ swipe with a “paid news” claim. “Arvind Kejriwal’s best defence is nothing but paid promotion,” he tweeted ... .......

    Ukraine on alert for nuclear plant 'provocation' as Russian operatives vanish

    The National 19 Aug 2022
    Ukraine was on high alert on Friday for a potential nuclear catastrophe at the Zaporizhzhia power plant, after raising the alarm because Russian operatives were mysteriously told to stay at home ... “The blame for the consequences will be laid on the Russian armed forces,” pro-Kremlin news agency Interfax quoted the Russian Defence Ministry as saying....

    Why I think Rolls-Royce shares are a bargain under 90p

    The Motley Fool 19 Aug 2022
    Rolls-Royce (LSE.RR) shares have been extremely volatile over the past couple of years ... Let’s take a closer look. My investment rationale ... After all, the shares were trading near 700p before March 2020 ... This can only be good news. The firm is also working on a number of long-term defence contracts with militaries all around the world ... ....

    Algeria fires mostly contained

    The New Arab 19 Aug 2022
    Wildfires which killed at least 38 people across northern Algeria have been largely contained, firefighters said Friday, but new blazes forced further evacuations and the closure of some roads near the Tunisian border ... "We are currently fighting 11 fires," the civil defence's Colonel Boualem Boughlef told an evening news broadcast ... Burned to death....

    'AI in Defence': Govt develops face recognition system to see through mask, disguiseApart from the ...

    Deccan Herald 18 Aug 2022
    The Ministry of Defence (MoD), in its latest report titled 'AI in Defence', revealed the Face Recognition System under Disguise (FRSD), along with other AI-based systems, chiefly developed for the Indian Army ... Defence Minister Rajnath Singh hands over multiple indigenous weapons to Army ... Deccan Herald News now on Telegram - Click here to subscribe....

    Kyiv dismisses Russian claim of provocation at nuclear plant

    Business Day 18 Aug 2022
    Russia’s foreign ministry said at a news briefing that a proposal from Guterres to demilitarise the area around the plant was “unacceptable”. Russian defence ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov told reporters Moscow was taking measures to ensure safety at the complex and denied it had deployed heavy weapons in and around the plant....

    Russia says 'no heavy weapons' deployed at Ukraine nuclear plant

    Urdu Point 18 Aug 2022
    Moscow, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 18th Aug, 2022 ) .Russia's defence ministry said Thursday that its forces did not have heavy weapons deployed at Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, accusing Kyiv of preparing a "provocation" at the station ... There are only guard units," the ministry said in a statement ... .......

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