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canadaUS All Liquid Oil Production is at 73% of OPEC Oil Production

US All Liquids oil production is at 19.6 million barrels per day. US oil production is forecasted to increase by 1-2 million barrels per day by the end of 2020. US crude oil production is at 12.5 million barrels per …

chinaChina Navy Versus the US Navy Now and Through 2030

China’s Navy now outnumbers the US Navy by 300 ships to 287 ship. The US ships are still much larger and more powerful and about 100 of China’s ships are coastal frigates and corvettes. The frigates and corvettes are really …

economic impactPentagon Could Retire Aircraft Carrier to Save $30 Billion

The Pentagon has decided to cut the US aircraft carrier fleet from 11 to 10. In 2014, there was a proposal to cancel the mid-life upgrade of the USS George Washington. This proposal was defeated. The mid-life upgrade cancellations have …

asiaWill North Korea Dismantle Nuclear Weapons Production and Stabilize with South Korea?

In a New Year’s Day speech, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un made an offer toward denuclearization. Kim indicated that North Korea wants a deal and is interested in another summit. Kim would put nuclear production capability as part of negotiations. …

geopoliticalNorth Korea agrees to inspections in bid to salvage nuclear talks

North Korea offers to permanently abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, in a new gesture by leader Kim Jong Un to revive faltering talks with Washington over his country’s nuclear program. After a summit in …

air forceUS Air Force wants Cold War Scale Forces and Global Arms Race

The Secretary of the US Air Force presented a plan to grow the Air Force from 312 squadrons today to 386 by 2030. This is 24% larger. The strategy is based on estimates of the expected threat by 2025 to …

asiaChina, USA and India will compete for Asia Region Dominance in 2030s and beyond

The Lowy Institute looks at economic, cultural, military and other factors of power in Asia. They also projected the GDP in purchasing power parity and military spending and workforce levels. Those are all measures which favor emerging large population economies …

air forceChina's JH-XX supersonic stealth bomber

Artist drawings for China’s JH-XX supersonic stealth bomber appeared on the May 2018’s Aerospace Knowledge magazine cover. Aerospace Knowledge is China’s leading aviation magazine. The supersonic stealth bomber appears to be following Russia’s TU-160 or the US B1-B bombers. Nextbigfuture …