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5 Simple Reasons (More Like Killer Weapons) the U.S. Military Is the Most Feared in History

<i>The United States developed the atomic bomb during the height of the Second World War under a program called the Manhattan Project. The project</i> …

China doesn't want anyone to come near their latest 'no sail zone' in the South China Sea

Earlier this week China announced a "no sail zone" in a 39,000 square mile (an area roughly larger than the state of Maine) stretch of international waters in the South China Sea near the Hainan Island.<p>In doing so, China has violated the United Nations Law of the Sea Convention, the US Naval …

Two Russian helicopter pilots shot down, killed in Syria: Interfax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Militants shot down a military helicopter near Palmyra in Syria, killing two Russian pilots on board, Interfax news agency said, quoting Russia’s defense ministry.<p>The two men had been attacking a detachment of Islamic State fighters in the Homs region on Friday, when the Syrian …

Middle East

Nato can't protect Baltics from Russia, says US general

Nato would not be able to defend the Baltic states against a Russian invasion, one of the most senior US generals in Europe has warned.<p>Lt-Gen Frederick “Ben” Hodges, commander of the US army in Europe, said Russia could capture the capitals of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia in as little as 36 …

Russia

The Top-Secret Cold War Plan to Keep Soviet Hands Off Middle Eastern Oil

Fearing a Russian invasion, the U.S. and Britain were prepared to ravage the region’s oil industry—and even considered going nuclear.<p>On a cool summer day in London in 1951, an American CIA officer told three British oil executives about a top-secret U.S. government plan. The goal was to ravage the …

National Security