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chinaThreat of Taiwan-China Unification War

China’s president Xi gave a speech which opens the door to re-unify Taiwan and China using a war. Beijing previously assumed the Taiwanese would eventually decide to reunite with the mainland. The Taiwanese once widely forecasted that communist rule would …

militaryMillennials Must Overcome a Bad Situation With Help From Gen-X and Boomers

A recent Federal Reserve economic analysis shows that years of mainstream media criticism of Millennials was unfair. A partial compilation of unfair criticism of Millennials was compiled at the Atlantic. Problems of higher unemployment, less spending and lower accumulated wealth …

koreaProgress to Peace Between North and South Korea

South Korean newspaper Hankyoreh estimates that North and South Korea have already fully implemented nine out of 25 agreement reached in a pair of summits between Korea’s leaders in April and September. 36% of the two statements implemented, 52% being …

militaryRussia Controls the Black Sea and Ukraine Needs to Join the EU

The Russian coastguard opened fire on two artillery boats and a tug belonging to Ukraine which it claimed had made an unauthorized passage through Russia’s waters. Two of the craft, the Berdyansk and the Nikopol, were damaged and six crew …

economic impactCost of US Wars on Terror at $6 trillion in 2019 and $7 trillion in 2023

Brown University estimates the US Wars on Terror will be $5.9 trillion through 2019. This includes direct war and war-related spending and obligations for future spending on post 9/11 war veterans. US war spending will continue to grow. The Pentagon …

politicsTwo sides in USA have declarations of Cold Civil War

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 …

militaryPoland offers to pay $2 billion for a US military base in Poland

Trump said he agreed with Duda that Moscow had “acted aggressively” in the region and said the request for a US military base in Poland was under consideration. Trump appreciated Duda’s offer to put more than $2 billion into the …

chinaChina today is foreign oil dependent like Germany in WW2

The USA produced 70% of the oil in the world in WW2. 20% of the oil was produced by the Soviet Union. The British did not surrender and used its navy to blockade Germany’s oil imports. Germany imported 60% of …

hypersonicUS Missile Defense Agency seeks controls for high G maneuvers for hypersonic interceptors

The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) will research aerodynamic controls capable of high G maneuvers for hypersonic interceptors. This could also be applied for maneuvers for hypersonic weapons. Concepts should focus on maximizing maneuverability and minimizing kinetic energy losses to …

iranPentagon and US Navy are ignoring Iran’s claim of controlling the Persian Gulf

Pentagon leaders say the U.S. Navy has no intention of altering any operations in the region. Iran has claimed control of the Persian Gulf and the Straits of Hormuz. Iran has about 100 small patrol boats that look like large …