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Historic bombers in pictures

Historic bombers in pictures<p>Since before the First World War there have been attempts to build ever bigger aircraft for the purpose of dropping bombs on enemy positions. Here is a look the evolution of the military bomber over the past 100 years.<p>Peter Suciu<p>http://www.foxnews.com/">Fox …

Chinese Navy may outnumber US Navy by 2020

While Chinese naval technology may still be substantially behind current US platforms, the equation could change dramatically over the next several decades because the Chinese are reportedly working on a handful of high-tech next-generation ships, weapons and naval systems.<p>China has plans to grow …

Military

This is the only chart you need to see about China's increasingly global ballistic missile capabilities

China has been working hard to upgrade their military capabilities in order to eventually rival the power and ability of the US.<p>Already, the Chinese Navy is expected to outpace the US Navy in sheer numbers by 2020. Quantity is obviously not a sign of quality, but it is just one sign among many of …

Military

Allah, Divine?- Chapter One- Ishmael, Abraham, and the Arabs

Allah, Divine?- Chapter One, Learn the Story of Ishmael, Abraham, and the Arabs as told in the Bible and History.<p>Part One: The Children of …

Theology

How a Bunch of Misfits Are Teaching the U.S. Navy to Think Creatively

Here's how the Navy created a "rapid innovation cell" by putting together a team of black sheep.<p>When you're looking for examples of creative thinking, innovation, and a willingness to break the rules, you might think of taking a peek inside garages in Silicon Valley or buying a ticket to SxSW. The …

How the World Looks From the Russian Perspective

<i>This piece is an excerpt taken from a longer article originally featured in Russia In Global Affairs.</i><p>Old Rules Gone, No New Ones in Place<p>MOSCOW -- Let me start with global trends. The era that began with the end of the Second World War is now over. That period was characterized by a relatively …

China May Put its Nuclear Weapons on High Alert, and It's a Dangerous Idea

China's military wants to put its relatively small nuclear arsenal on hair-trigger alert for the first time, according to newly translated documents. That's not good. Such a radical departure from the country's longtime nuclear policy could pose a threat not only to the United States, but also to …

National Security

Why Attacking ISIS Won’t Make Americans Safer

U.S. presidential candidates are steering the country toward a terror trap.<p>For close to a decade, the trauma of the Iraq War left Americans wary of launching new wars in the Middle East. That caution is largely gone. Most of the leading presidential candidates demand that the United States escalate …

Middle East

44 presidents, 43 biographies, one surprising take-away

It started innocently: I saw a TV show, then read the book it was based on.<p>The book, David McCullough’s “John Adams,” wasn’t exactly a page turner. But to understand John Adams, it seemed I would have to read a book about George Washington. So I did. And, to understand the first two presidents, it …

The most powerful militaries on earth ranked from 20 to 1

The US aircraft carrier fleet easily outstrips everybody else. Source: AP/Press Association Images<p>The App Store has made Apple at least $40 billion …

The Pentagon is monitoring Chinese navy ships off the coast of Alaska — right as Obama is wrapping up a trip there

The five ships are currently operating at an unspecified distance from the Alaska coast in the Bering Sea.<p>The vessels include three combat ships, a replenishment ship, and an amphibious ship, WSJ notes, citing Pentagon officials.<p>The presence of these ships marks the first known time the Chinese …

Military

China is rattling nerves as it prepares to strut its military might

Amid florid pomp and extreme security measures, China on Thursday will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II by staging a massive parade featuring tanks, aircraft and thousands of goose-stepping soldiers.<p>Chinese leaders say the spectacle is intended to "remember history and uphold …

China

Saudi arrested in 1996 bombing that killed 19 Americans

ISIS in Afghanistan: Proxy War against Iran and China | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>The nature of the war in Afghanistan has shifted dramatically in recent months. While the US and NATO continue to be actively involved in the country</i> …

First Saudi women register to vote

Safinaz Abu al-Shamat and Jamal al-Saadi made history last Sunday by becoming the first Saudi women to register to vote.<p>For the first time in the kingdom's history, women will be able to vote, register as candidates and run for office in the municipal elections to be held on December 12. These will …

Who's the Real Troublemaker in the Middle East?

<i>This article was originally published in OtherWords.</i><p>Except for maybe the Affordable Care Act, nothing gets Republican politicians fired up like Iran.<p>In the first GOP debate alone, Scott Walker promised that he'd tear up the Iran nuclear deal on day one of his presidency. Carly Fiorina blamed the …

China is in the midst of its biggest crisis in decades

The decline triggered a frenzy of speculation, including some expectations that the Chinese move would trigger a race to the bottom for Asian currencies.<p>Beijing said the adjustment was designed to fix distortions between the trading rate of the yuan and the rate it should have been at according to …

China

With Robert Menendez Coming Out Against It, Here Is the State of the Iran Deal

Robert Men­en­dez, a seni­or Demo­crat­ic sen­at­or, an­nounced Tues­day that he would op­pose the Ir­an deal when it comes up for a vote next month, …

US military official: 'We were outraged' when Turkey pulled a fast one right after the anti-ISIS deal

A Turkish officer entered the allied headquarters in the air war against ISIS and "announced that the strike would begin in 10 minutes and he needed all allied jets flying above Iraq to move south of Mosul immediately," the source said.<p>"We were outraged."<p>The US special forces stationed in northern …

Middle East

Required Reading: The 50 Best Books for Men

On the Road<p><i>by Jack Kerouac –</i> Considered the magnum opus of the beat generation this is the novel of living beyond society, outside of the law, in a …

Why Obama Gave a Christian Speech Without Mentioning Jesus

In a nation built on the separation of church and state, the line a Christian president walked at a ceremony for a murdered Christian preacher<p>Over the weekend I explained why I thought Barack Obama’s “Grace” speech, in eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney and eight others, was so rhetorically and …

Faith

[Inside Look] Data Visualizing WWII's Devastating Death Toll

Talking to Neil Halloran about his viral data-doc, 'The Fallen of World War II.'<p><i>The Fallen of World War II from Neil Halloran on Vimeo.</i><p>It’s been nearly 70 years since the end of World War II, but for the more than four million viewers of creator Neil Halloran’s interactive web-based documentary <i>The</i> …

Lean Innovation Management -- Making Corporate Innovation Work

I’ve been working with large companies and the U.S. government to help them innovate faster– not just kind of fast, but 10x the number of initiatives in 1/5 the time. A 50x speedup kind of fast.<p>Here’s how.<br>—– <b><br>Lean Innovation Management</b><br>In the last five years “Lean Startup” methodologies have enabled …

America’s Drone-Pilot Shrink Says They Need a Vacation From War

CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada—”Doc,” one of Amer­ica’s few prac­ti­cing psy­cho­lo­gists with top-secret clear­ance, spends his days talk­ing to …

Notes from Afghanistan’s Most Dangerous Province

Ben Anderson went to Afghanistan's most violent province, Helmand, to see how things are going since the withdrawal of American and British infantry troops 18 months ago.<p>I recently spent a month in Helmand, Afghanistan's most violent province. Although it has received more attention and resources …