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Tensions Increasing in the China Sea Region

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China and Japan are once again ratcheting up tensions with tit-for-tat territorial claims. Let’s begin with China, who has implemented a new law ordering that vessels obtain permission from Chinese authorities before fishing or surveying in two thirds of the 1.5 million square mile South China Sea. The fishing grounds are used by Vietnam, the…

Oops… U.S. Spy Tech Found on French-Built Satellites

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The sale of two intelligence satellites to the UAE by France for nearly a billion dollars could go south after they were found to contain American technology designed to intercept data transmitted to the ground station. The equipment, costing 3.4 billion dirhams ($930 million), constitutes two high-resolution Pleiades-type Falcon Eye military intelligence satellites, which a…

Chinese Claim Bomber Can Nuke U.S. Bases

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State-run media says H-6K can strike regional targets without leaving Chinese airspace The People’s Liberation Army’s H-6K strategic bomber can attack the Japanese mainland with CJ-10 cruise missiles without even leaving Chinese airspace, reports the Kanwa Defense Review run by Andrei Chang also known as Pinkov, a military analyst based in Canada. China had no…

PLA Conducts 2nd Test Flight of DF-41 ICBM

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The PLA Second Artillery Corps, China’s strategic missile force, conducted a second test flight of its DF-41 intercontinental ballistic missile on Dec. 13, according to the US website Washington Free Beacon. The test took place at the Wuzhai missile launch center in northern China’s Shanxi province and follows the first test in July last year.…

Russia Plans New ICBM

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Russia will begin deploying a new type of long-range missile in 2018 to replace a Cold War standby known in the West as “Satan”, a military commander said on Tuesday in a signal to the United States that Moscow is improving its nuclear arsenal. [ All this while Obama is scaling back the U.S. nuclear…