18 May 2017

Is The United States Militarizing Space?

Even if the X-37 somehow is a completely benign scientific pursuit, its existence is triggering other countries to develop space-based military hardware.

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Source: President Donald Trump on Instagram. (https://www.instagram.com/p/BSkHHQLAuW7/?hl=en)
18 Apr 2017

Around The Empire – Episode 14: The Future of China In The Age Of Trump Feat. Peter Lee

China expert Peter Lee joins the Around The Empire podcast to discuss how solving the Korean crisis is actually antithetical to the goals of U.S. empire.

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DNI Chief James Clapper at Senate hearing on alleged Russian hacks (Screenshot from Senate video)
09 Jan 2017

Kerry: We Watched ISIS Grow; Hacking Intel Report a “Dud”; Syrian Rebels Target Water & Energy

Leaked audio reveals John Kerry admitting US watched ISIS grow; intel chiefs’ report on alleged Russian hacking was a “dud;” and more in our global news roundup…

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JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon at the Fortune Global Forum in 2013. Photo by Fortune Live Media.
23 Nov 2016

JPMorgan Pays $264 Million Fine For Bribing Chinese Officials

The latest payment of $264 million comes after JPMorgan hired the relatives of Chinese government officials to win business in China.

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G20 Evening Gala. Hangzhou, China. Sept., 2016 (by Pete Souza)
06 Sep 2016

Syrian Forces Surround Eastern Aleppo; CIA-Backed Rebel Shot British Journo

At the G20, Pres. Obama met with Turkish Pres. Erdogan, where he promised to help bring coup plotters to justice, and with Russian Pres. Putin, where they failed to agree on a Syria deal.

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Russian Tu-22M3 long-range bombers flying a mission from Iranian Hamedan air base. August, 2016 (by Russian Ministry of Defense, CCv4.0)
17 Aug 2016

Controversial Russian Bombing Missions From Iran; Chinese Aid For Syrian Military

Russian strategic bombers arrived at an Iranian air base this week and began flying airstrike missions in Syria from the base, and more in our global news round-up.

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USS Harry S. Truman conducts flight operations in Eastern Mediterranean for first time since 2003 (by Bobby J Siens/USNavy)
08 Jun 2016

First US Fighter Jets in Eastern Mediterranean Since 2003; Largest Ever NATO Exercise in Poland

US Navy fighters are bombing ISIS in Syria via the USS Truman, which has moved to the Mediterranean.

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30 May 2016

Corruption Investigation Into Terry McAuliffe Connects To Hillary Clinton

An FBI investigation into campaign donations received by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe for his 2013 campaign for governor connects to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The donations in question involve a Chinese businessman and delegate for Chinese Communist Party named Wang Wenliang. Wenliang, despite being a Chinese citizen, donated $120,000

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CH-53 lands at DAO during the evacuation of Saigon, 1975 (by DoD)
20 May 2016

US And Russia Compete For Dominance Of Vietnam Base Strategic To South China Sea

The US and Russia are competing for dominance of a base in Vietnam, which is strategic to the South China Sea and could determine the outcome of the crisis.

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Sirte, Libya in 2013 (By Saifuddin Shahin Creative Commons)
13 May 2016

Rival Libyan Armies Prepare for Sirte Battle, Pentagon Reveals US Troop Deployment

The Obama administration revealed that US special operations forces have been deployed in Libyan “outposts” for months along with other western forces.

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