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economyUSA number one in economic competitiveness for the first time in ten years

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The United States is the top ranking country in the World Economic Forum 2018 competitiveness rankings. The USA has not been number one in competitiveness since 2008. At the heart of the competitiveness agenda is the recognition that economic growth …

hypersonicGeneration Orbit rocket designated X-60A hypersonic test rocket

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The Air Force has designated the GOLauncher1 (GO1) hypersonic flight research vehicle as X-60A. The vehicle is being developed by Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. under contract to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Aerospace Systems Directorate, High Speed Systems …

politicsTwo sides in USA have declarations of Cold Civil War

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Civil wars are defined as a violent conflict within a country fought by organized groups that aim to take power at the center or in a region, or to change government policies. The Cold War was a state of geopolitical …

militaryChristian Bale transforms in Dick Cheney

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Christian Bale transforms into Vice President Dick Cheney in the trailer for the movie Vice. Sam Rockwell does a good impression of George Bush and there looks like a good performance from Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld. n> Here is …

economyEarly business recovery from a mini-2015 and 2016 recession

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell sees the U.S. economy generating highly optimistic expectations. The jobless rate is at 3.9% and inflation is around the Fed’s goal of 2%. Historically, low unemployment has fueled inflation and sometimes has forced the Fed …

chinaOver 55% of US trade now has new deals

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Below are the top 15 trading partner countries based upon exports from the USA in 2017. There have been new trade deals concluded (although the US-Canada-Mexico deal needs to be ratified and passed) Canada, Mexico, Europe, and South Korea. Canada …

canadaUnited States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will replace NAFTA

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There is a new US-Canada-Mexico trade deal. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement replaces NAFTA. Three North American countries plan to sign before the end of November, after which it would be submitted to Congress. The negotiations between American and Canadian officials …

air forceUS defense spending will surge past $1 trillion per year and get surprisingly little

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The US spends $890 billion on defense in 2019 . Continuing this rate of spending will mean the US Navy would shrink to 230 ships in 2047. Increasing costs for ships and planes and other military equipment cannot be contained. …

asiaAll successful countries copy technology and methods

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All successful countries copy what works in the leading countries. Dr. Michael Pillsbury pretends as if China’s copying of US technology for forty years was some kind of deception or was in some way unique. In 1812, American Francis Cabot …

air forceGrowing US Air Force 24% by 2030 will cost $25+ billion per year

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For FY2018, the Air Force requested a top-line budget of $132.4 billion in Air Force-controlled funding that invests primarily in Airmen, readiness, nuclear deterrence operations, space and cyber capabilities, combat Air Forces and infrastructure. The US Air Force has requested …