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Captain Cook’s HMS Endeavor Is Believed To Have Finally Been Found, Off Rhode Island Coast, 250 Years After Historic Voyage/Discovery Of Australia; What Is Likely Left Of One Of The Most Famous Of All Naval Ships

Captain Cook’s HMS Endeavor Is Believed To Have Finally Been Found, Off Rhode Island Coast, 250 Years After Historic Voyage/Discovery Of Australia; What Is Likely Left Of One Of The Most Famous Of All Naval Ships http://www.fortunascorner.com     Numerous media outlets are reporting that Captain Cook’s famous HMS Endeavor is believed to have finally been found, 250 […]

U.S. Sending Billions Worth Of Spy Planes To Asian Allies

U.S. Sending Billions Worth of Spy Planes To Asian Allies breakingdefense.com · by Paul McLeary US Navy P-8 Poseidon WASHINGTON: The State Department has approved the $2.6 billion sale of six P-8A Poseidon maritime reconnaissance aircraft and 64 Patriot anti-ballistic missile weapons to South Korea. It’s another sign that U.S. allies are stocking up on American military tech to counter China, while […]

Simon Draper: China’s Mysterious Belt And Road Initiative

https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/opinion-analysis/106338314/simon-draper-chinas-mysterious-belt-and-road-initiative Simon Draper: China’s mysterious Belt and Road Initiative SIMON DRAPER Last updated 05:00, August 20 2018 CHINA STRINGER NETWORK/REUTERS People take pictures in front of a “Golden Bridge on Silk Road” installation, set up ahead of the Belt and Road Forum in China in 2017. OPINION: If you’ve hosted any visitors from China lately, you may […]

Chinese Bombers Likely Training For U.S. Strikes: Pentagon

https://www.yahoo.com/news/chinese-bombers-likely-training-us-strikes-pentagon-194141619.html Chinese bombers likely training for US strikes: Pentagon 1 / 2A J15 fighter jet landing on China’s sole operational aircraft carrier, the Liaoning, during a drill (AFP Photo/-)Washington (AFP) – Chinese bombers are likely training for strikes against US and allied targets in the Pacific, according to a new Pentagon report that also details […]

Retired Air Force General In Contention To Lead Pompeo’s Asia Team

Excerpts: Dave Stilwell served for 35 years before retiring from the Air Force at the rank of brigadier general in 2015. His last government job was as a top Asia official on the Joint Staff at the Pentagon. There, he worked closely with then-Pacific Command chief Adm. Harry Harris, who just became U.S. ambassador to South […]

U.S. Sends Two Warships Through Taiwan Strait Amid Heightened Tensions

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2154260/us-sends-two-warships-through-taiwan-strait-amid?utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20180708&utm_campaign=scmp_today&aid=190131336&sc_src=email_2288452&sc_llid=37921&sc_lid=153157789&sc_uid=vg2B67MeDE&utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=email US sends two warships through Taiwan Strait amid heightened tensions with Beijing The Taiwanese government confirmed that the warships sailed through the waters separating Taiwan and the Chinese mainland on Saturday PUBLISHED : Sunday, 08 July, 2018, 2:38am UPDATED : Sunday, 08 July, 2018, 6:08am 5  Agence France-Presse Two United States warships entered the […]

China Is Quietly Conducting Electronic Warfare Tests In The South China Sea

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/05/us-intel-report-china-quietly-testing-electronic-warfare-assets-on-sp.html?__source=twitter%7Cmain China is quietly conducting electronic warfare tests in the South China Sea ·           ·         China is quietly testing electronic warfare assets recently installed at fortified outposts in the South China Sea, sources tell CNBC. ·         Electronic warfare assets are designed to confuse or disable communications and radar systems. ·         A Pentagon spokesperson declined to comment on intelligence […]

The China-U.S. Power Struggle Is Just Beginning

Conclusion: In the end, the U.S. and China economic rivalry probably won’t be decided by administrative law judges or trade negotiators, but in the global marketplace. Right now, the U.S. still enjoys a lead in many tech and manufacturing sectors, particularly aerospace and biotech.   Yet the days when China could be dismissed as merely […]

Australia’s Ugly Turn In Afghanistan

David Maxwell Comment:  “A painful read but something all combat leaders at every level should read and reflect upon.” Australia’s ugly turn in Afghanistan The Sydney Morning Herald · by Chris Masters · June 8, 2018 Looking back, the chaplain was just what was needed. Afghanistan was turning into a slaughterhouse. Coalition casualties had as much as doubled […]

Artificial Island Bases & Deployment Of Long-Range Bombers Extend China’s Pacific Power & Strategic Reach

http://english.chinamil.com.cn/view/2018-06/01/content_8048570.htm CHINATop Stories Expert: H-6K has the capability to cruise Malacca Strait Source China Military Online Editor Li Jiayao Time 2018-06-01 A+– An H-6K bomber flies in the airspace over the South China Sea. Twelve H-6K bombers assigned to a division of the PLA Air Force recently conducted a long haul flight from the hinterland […]