China Modernizes Airborne Attack Forces

SPUTNIK NEWS Airborne forces are an important element of the Chinese military and Beijing will continue to invest in their development and upgrade their combat capabilities. What Kind of Bomber Jet Does China Need? China is pursuing its global interests, including placing focus on expanding its international military presence, as part of its "active defense" doctrine. Traditionally, Beijing used to rely on its ground forces, but over the recent years it has been heavily investing in the...
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Iran Threatens to Shoot Down US Planes

FOX NEWS Iran threatened to shoot down two US Navy surveillance aircraft flying close to Iranian territory in the Persian Gulf over the weekend, the latest in a series of recent provocations between Iran and the US military in the region, three US defense officials with knowledge of the incident told Fox News. On Sept. 10, a Navy P-8 Poseidon with a crew of nine and an EP-3 Eries with a crew of roughly 24, were flying a reconnaissance mission 13 miles off the coast of Iran, through the Per...
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Russia urges US strikes on Fateh al-Sham

PRESS TV Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has criticized the US-led coalition’s refusal to conduct air raids in Syria on positions held by the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham terrorist group, formerly known as al-Nusra Front, calling on Washington to reverse its course. On Tuesday, Lavrov called on the coalition forces to consider the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham as a terror outfit, saying, "I have a very demanding task now - not to let this list (of terrorist organizations) be reduced.” "I have no ...
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US Air Force Bombers Conduct Joint Flights With South Korea, Japan

ABC NEWS Two U.S. Air Force B-1 bombers flew over South Korea near the border with North Korea today to reinforce the U.S. commitment to its regional ally after the North's latest nuclear test. The supersonic B-1 bombers took off from Andersen Air Force Base in Guam before conducting low-level flights in the vicinity of Osan Air Base near Seoul, just 75 miles from the border with North Korea. The bombers were accompanied by a Korean F-15K fighter aircraft, as well as a U.S. F-16 fighter ai...
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China, Russia Kick Off Major ‘Island-Seizing’ Drill In South China Sea

THE DAILY CALLER The Chinese and Russian militaries are training to seize islands and hunt down submarines in the South China Sea, in their largest joint operations drill yet. A Russian fleet arrived in Zhanjiang, Guangdong, China Monday for the start of the eight-day China-Russia “Joint Sea 2016” naval exercise, a series of war games which will take place in the South China Sea, reports the Xinhua News Agency. This year’s drill will focus on anti-submarine warfare and island-seizing op...
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China Setting The Stage For Global Financial Order

by Ariel Noyola Rodríguez During the first Annual Summit organized by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in Beijing, China has shown her intention to take over the global leadership in infrastructure investment. By the end of this year, AIIB would have more than 100 members, making it the first lending institution in multilateral loans in history, under the control of the most important emerging countries. Yet, it is expected that she makes the decision of dropping off the Dollar...
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Obama’s UN Treaty to Give China, Russia more Internet Control

THE HILL According to a countdown clock from Sen. Ted Cruz, there are less than three weeks until the Obama administration puts the Internet at risk from takeover and censorship by China, Russia, and Iran. Of course authoritarian regimes want more control over the Internet, and at this very moment, they are working through the U.N. to get it. But instead of targeting the administration of the domain name system (which, thanks to the so-called “IANA transition” Sen. Cruz opposes, is nearly out ...
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China Air Power Will Soon Match Russia, US

SPUTNIK NEWS Last month, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced plans to strengthen the country's aviation industry, particularly the field of advanced engines. Commenting on Xi's remarks, Russian analysts told online newspaper Svobodnaya Pressa that the day when China comes to match the capabilities of Russian and US air power may be just around the corner. Late last month, China Daily reported that President Xi hailed the establishment of a new company, Aero Engine Corp of China, which i...
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Trump praises Putin on the National Stage again

BUSINESS INSIDER Donald Trump is again under fire for warm comments he directed at Russian President Vladimir Putin, this time calling him a stronger leader than US President Barack Obama at a national-security forum this week. "If he says great things about me, I'm going to say great things about him," the Republican nominee said. "I've already said he is very much of a leader. The man has very strong control over his country." "You can say, 'Oh, isn’t that a terrible thing,' I me...
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We Keep Getting Scared by Smaller and Smaller Terrorist Threats

THE DAILY BEAST Some kids (and adults) took off their Mickey Mouse ears in Orlando Airport on Friday, but Muslim women who wore hijabscovering their hair kept them on. Security is a complicated thing, and requires a certain level of perspective. We ditched our water bottles, emptied our pockets—money, wallets, keys, even Kleenex. We took off our shoes. We filled trays for the X-ray machine, then we raised our hands for the full-body scans as mysterious rays penetrated our clothes t...
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