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Bolton says ‘flawed’ New START treaty with Russia unlikely to last past 2021

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Having dismantled two of the three pillars of nuclear non-proliferation, the US now apparently wants to let the last one crumble as well. National Security Adviser John Bolton has said the New START is unlikely to get extended. Bolton, a notoriously hawkish Trump adviser, was addressing The Young America’s Foundation’s 41st annual National Conservative Student Read More

US planning military infrastructure in Australia, amid tensions with Beijing

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The US is planning on building military infrastructure in Australia. Though the plans fall under a defense agreement signed in 2011, their mention this week comes at a time of increased tension between Washington and Beijing. Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise Payne announced the plans on Tuesday, stating that the “development of facilities will support the Read More

327 kids killed in Afghanistan so far in 2019, as civilian casualties of foreign forces rise – UN

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At least 3,812 Afghan civilians were killed or wounded in the first half of this year, with 89 kids killed by airstrikes alone, a new UN report reveals. International forces were responsible for over 300 civilian deaths. Between January and June 2019, 1,366 civilians were killed, of whom at least 327 were children, the UN Read More

‘Perfect execution’: Netanyahu boasts new Israeli missile defense test in US

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A successful series of tests of the Israeli Arrow-3 missile defense system has prompted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to boast about the weapon’s capabilities – and to thank Washington on Twitter. “The Arrow 3 intercepted ballistic missiles beyond the atmosphere at unprecedented altitudes and speeds,” Netanyahu wrote in his tweet. A series of tests conducted Read More

Washington greenlights military sales to Pakistan & India, months after air skirmish

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The US has approved $125 million worth of support for Pakistan’s F-16 warplanes as well as $670 million of support for India’s C-17 transport planes. The two regional rivals had their first direct air combat in decades this year. The sale to Pakistan will require the deployment of some 60 contractor representatives, who will “provide Read More

U.S. to deny tariff relief for Apple Mac Pro parts from China: Trump

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said his administration would not grant Apple Inc any relief for tariffs on parts made in China for its Mac Pro computer and later added he thought the firm would build a plant in Texas. “Apple will not be given Tariff waiver, or relief, for Mac Read More

Oil ends week higher as supply threats outweigh demand doubt

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7/26/2019 NEW YORK – Oil prices fluttered near $56 a barrel in a volatile trading session that pitted gnawing doubts about global demand with supply threats from the Middle East and elsewhere. Futures were little-changed in New York, despite dueling rallies and slumps throughout the day. Crude had climbed higher after Mexico’s state-run oil company Read More

Get mo’ from GITMO: Siemens wins huge defense contract at notorious US Guantanamo base in Cuba

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A unit of German multinational Siemens has been awarded an $829 million contract from the Pentagon “for energy savings and performance measures” at the US naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. According to a statement by the US Department of Defense, the work to be performed provides for the construction, operations and maintenance of energy Read More

China to build ‘world-class’ military in new strategy as US ‘stirs up rivalry’ between major powers

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The US erodes global security and seeks “absolute superiority,” but Beijing won’t follow the “beaten track” of big powers in seeking hegemony, focusing instead on having a “world-class” army, says a new Chinese military document. China has markedly sharpened its tone towards the US in a white paper on national defense rolled out on Wednesday. Read More

China to build ‘world-class’ military in new strategy as US ‘stirs up rivalry’ between major powers

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The US erodes global security and seeks “absolute superiority,” but Beijing won’t follow the “beaten track” of big powers in seeking hegemony, focusing instead on having a “world-class” army, says a new Chinese military document. China has markedly sharpened its tone towards the US in a white paper on national defense rolled out on Wednesday. Read More