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geopoliticalNorth Korea agrees to inspections in bid to salvage nuclear talks

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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

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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

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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

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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 …

air forceChina's JH-XX supersonic stealth bomber

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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 …

chinaUSA will deploy hypersonic weapons a few years after Russia and China

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The US has tripled the annual funding level for hypersonic weapons compared to prior years. However, Russia appears to already be deploying hypersonic weapons as the warhead for missiles. Russia has three hypersonic weapons under development. China appears likely to …

chinaPacific command believes China controls South China Sea in all scenarios short of war

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There is a 50-page transcript and report on Advance Policy Questions for Admiral Philip Davidson, USN Expected Nominee for Commander, U.S. Pacific Command. The Commander, U.S. Pacific Command is responsible for deterring attacks against the United States and its territories, …

chinaMissiles and planes make China’s South China Sea Island bases an effective update of the Maginot Line

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China has built seven new military bases on artificial islands in the South China Sea. China will continue to improve and expand its dregger fleet and triple dredging capacity again over the next 15 years. China will spend $2 to …

chinaMissiles and planes make China's South China Sea Island bases an effective update of the Maginot Line

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China has built seven new military bases on artificial islands in the South China Sea. China will continue to improve and expand its dregger fleet and triple dredging capacity again over the next 15 years. China will spend $2 to …

geopoliticalFor the next ten years Russia will defer rail based ICBM and prioritize hypersonic missiles

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Russia’s Avangard strategic silo-based hypersonic missile complex has been included in the state armament plan through 2027 instead of Rubezh intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) as a weapon more essential to ensure the country’s defense capability, a source in the domestic …