Beijing Flexes Its Muscles – And Washington Better Get Ready | RealClearDefense · by Bradley Bowman and Craig Singleton Eager to consolidate and extend its authoritarian control, Beijing brushed aside its international obligations last week and advanced plans to crush dissent in Hong Kong. Following the nearly unanimous approval of Beijing’s rubber-stamp faux-parliament, a standing committee will now draft the law that […]

News Release 1-Jun-2020 The Lancet: Most comprehensive study to date provides evidence on optimal physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection to prevent spread ofthe Wuhan Flu First review of all available evidence including 172 observational studies looking at how physical distancing, face masks, and eye protection affect the spread of COVID-19, SARS, and MERS in […]

USS Mustin The U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin conducted a freedom-of-navigation operation in the South China Sea this week, challenging claims by China, Taiwan, and Vietnam over access to the waters near the Paracel Islands. Here’s a look at USS Mustin (DDG-89) on recent deployments and training exercises. Pictured: The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Mustin transits the Philippine Sea, March […]

Don’t Bring a Knife to a Gunfight with China · June 2, 2020 Even after two frustrating decades of counterinsurgency campaigns, some American military thinkers want more of the same. Their argument typically goes something like this: high-intensity warfare with China or Russia is impossible because of the persistence of nuclear weapons.[1] Instead, our adversaries […]

Russia and China (And Iran) target US protests on social media Politico · by Mark Scott · June 1, 2020 Russia and China are flooding social media with content targeting the ongoing unrest and violence in the United States, according to an analysis of recent Twitter posts by POLITICO. Since May 30, government officials, state-backed media outlets and […]

Pompeo says U.S. considers welcoming Hong Kong people, entrepreneurs Reuters · by Humeyra Pamuk, David Brunnstrom3 Min Read · June 1, 2020 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States is considering the option of welcoming people from Hong Kong in response to China’s push to impose national security legislation in the former British colony, U.S. Secretary of State Mike […]

Hong Kong police are spraying protesters with blue-dye water cannons to mark them for arrest later · by Isobel Asher Hamilton Protesters clashed with police in Hong Kong on Saturday as thousands rallied in spite of a police ban on demonstrating. Police put blue dye in water cannons, intended to stain protesters and mark them out […]

COVID-19 immunity lasts only six months, reinfection possible – study Since there is no treatment or vaccine for the novel coronavirus, the only way to stop its spread is through social distancing and good hygiene.   Jerusalem Post By MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN MAY 30, 2020 16:31 Shoppers wear face masks and walk around a fashion shopping center […]

FYI, article from New England Journal of Medicine on transmission of Covid-19.  “We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at […]

New Research Suggests That The Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Struck Earth At The ‘Deadliest Poasible Angle’   Numerous reports have been published in the past few days, highlighting new research that the dinosaur-killing asteroid that struck the Earth some 66 million years ago, did so at the worst possible angle, super-charging the impact and effects […]