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China's Xi offers another $60 billion to Africa, but says no to 'vanity' projects

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping offered another $60 billion in financing for Africa on Monday and wrote off some debt for poorer African nations, while warning against funds going toward "vanity projects".<p>Speaking at the opening of a major summit with African leaders, Xi promised …

China

War Chest Now Available From AEG

In war, it's not just the actions of troops out on the battlefield that matter. There's a whole network of reserve units and supplies that must also …

Military

China warns its tourists of 'frequent shootings,' expensive health care, and risks of encountering border-patrol agents during trips to the US

The Chinese Embassy in Washington issued a notice on Saturday telling its citizens to take caution when traveling to the US over summer.<p>"First, the United States medical expenses are expensive," the notice said, encouraging its citizens to organize health cover in advance of travel.<p>The notice also …

Airbus threatens to leave UK over Brexit and put 14,000 jobs at risk in 'wake-up call' to Britain

Britain has been dealt a major Brexit "wake-up call" after Airbus threatened to pull out of the country, costing thousands of jobs.<p>The aerospace …

We toured the heavily-armed and stealthy warship that may be the US Navy's next frigate

The US Navy announced in February that five types of warships would compete for a bid to supply the branch with 20 next-generation guided-missile frigates.<p>And last week, we got to tour one of those five frigates: Fincantieri's FREMM Alpino, a ship outfitted with anti-submarine systems.<p>"The world …

The Average Starting Salary for the Class of 2018 -- and How to Make the Most of It

New to the working world? Here's what your income might look like -- and what to do with it.<p>Each year, countless students graduate from college with …

Travelers Must Now Prove Govt Quarters Unavailable When Filing Travel Claims

Just submitting the name and phone number of a contact at the PCS or TDY station won't cut it anymore.

Raytheon Awarded LCS Over-the-Horizon Anti-Surface Weapon Contract; Deal Could be Worth $848M

An undated photo of a Kongsberg Naval Strike Missile in flight. Kongsberg PhotoThe Norwegian-designed Naval Strike Missile has been officially …

Raytheon

Photo Gallery: Fincantieri Pitches Frigate Design in Baltimore

ITS Alpino (F-594) in Baltimore. USNI News PhotoBALTIMORE, Md. — When the Italian FREMM-class frigate ITS <i>Alpino</i> (F-594) sailed into Baltimore’s Inner …

Advanced Super Hornet, F-35 Face Stealth Dilemma

As the U.S. Navy expands its aircraft fleet with the fourth-generation F/A-18E/F Block III Super Hornet and fifth-gen F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, a …

Aviation

Strange notches on the F-35 raise questions about its first tastes of combat with Israel's air force

As reported yesterday, the Israeli Air Force F-35 stealth aircraft have had their baptism of fire taking part in air strike in the Middle East (Syria and another unspecified "front") lately.<p>"The Adir planes are already operational and flying in operational missions. We are the first in the world to …

Ostfront Releases Air Strike Air Combat Game

Air combat games can be pretty complex. There’s all sorts of things that can be thrown in, and as such, they can tend to be hard for new players. <i>Air</i> …

Military

Tornado F3 Fighter Jet FOR SALE!

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Military Aircraft

Trump reportedly to nominate Wilkie to be head the VA

<b>By Jenna Johnson | Washington Post</b><p>WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump announced Friday that he plans to nominate Department of Veterans Affairs …

2018 has been deadlier for schoolchildren than deployed service members

By Philip Bump<p>Philip Bump<p>National correspondent focused largely on the numbers behind politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p><i>This article has been corrected.</i><p>The school shooting near Houston on Friday bolstered a stunning statistic: More people have been killed at schools this year than have been killed while …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Submarine Battle: America's Virginia Class vs. Russia's New Yasen - Warrior Maven

Military

WATCH: Israel strikes Syrian SA22 air defense battery

Israel struck 50 Iranian targets in Syria after 20 rockets were fired toward Israel’s front defensive line in the Golan Heights early Thursday …

Middle East

Close-up photos of Russia's new 'stealth' jet reveal its true purpose — and it's a big threat to the US

Russia's "fifth-generation," "combat-tested," "stealth" fighter jet has a lot of dubious claims made about it, but recent close-up photography of the plane from Russia's Victory Day parade on May 9 reveals it's just not a stealth jet.<p>Russia has tried to sell the plane as a stealth jet to India, but …

Iran Fires Rockets Into Golan Heights From Syria, Israelis Say

JERUSALEM — Iranian forces in Syria fired about 20 rockets into the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights early Thursday, targeting forward positions of the Israeli military, according to a military spokesman.<p>The spokesman, Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus, said Israel had responded to the attack but did not …

Human Rights

Israeli intelligence reportedly says Trump's Syria strike failed, didn't take out much of anything

The strike by the US, the UK, and France in Syria on Friday involved 105 missiles fired from air and sea to rain down thousands of pounds of explosives on three targets suspected of being chemical weapons facilities— but Israeli officials cited in a recent news report characterized it as a …

Donald Trump

'Full Metal Jacket' actor R. Lee Ermey dies at age 74

R. Lee Ermey, a former Marine Corps drill instructor known to millions of moviegoers as the sadistic Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket," died Sunday morning, according to his longtime manager. He was 74.<p>In a statement posted on Twitter, Bill Rogin said Ermey had died …

U.S. Marines

Russia Blames UK For Faking Gas Attack While US Says It Has Proof Assad Was Behind It

As strikes by the U.S., France, and the UK on the Syrian government loom, Russia says the gas attack was fabricated at the behest of the UK.<p>Russian …

How to Survive Marine Corps Basic Training - Part 2

Surviving Marine Corps Basic Training, Part 2<p>Updated January 01, 2018<p><b>Continued from Part 1</b><p>Weeks 2 - 7<p>As you move away from the first week, you'll …

It's Time to Arm the Navy's Super Hornet with the Ultimate Missile

In the Navy’s recent budget request, the Navy finally funded the design an acquisition of conformal fuel tanks for the Super Hornet. With the …

Karlmann King SUV

Its bodywork is inspired by the stealth bomber, giving it an aggressive stance. Despite its lines, the Karlmann King SUV is defined by opulence, not …

Sacramento police release body cam footage of officers fatally shooting unarmed black man in his own backyard

Sacramento police fatally shot an unarmed black man in his own backyard on Sunday after receiving a 911 call about a man breaking car windows in the neighborhood.<p>Two officers went into the suspect's backyard before firing 20 shots and killing 22-year-old Stephon Clark who they believed was …

Israel keeps quiet over F-35I's combat debut

Israel s Lockheed Martin F-35I "Adir" is reported to have made its combat debut during strikes conducted against Syrian air defence systems last …

karlmann king gets tough with the ground stealth fighter armored SUV

<b>karlmann king’s ‘ground stealth fighter’ is a revolutionary armored SUV that belongs to the batcave.</b> the luxury <b>vehicle</b> is developed by a team of …