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The Mask of US Aggression Against China is Off

For years, the US has positioned its military on key spots along China’s One Belt-One Road (aka New Silk Road). Furthermore, the recent inflaming of the protracted disputes between Washington and Pyongyang along with American provocations against China in the South China Sea, all add up to American power trying to fully encircle not only …

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Syrian Army Blitzkrieg: ISIS ‘Practically Encircled’ in Central Syria

Syrian army maintains whirlwind pace of its advance, liberating in 2 months more territory than it controlled in September 2015, and practically completing encirclement of ISIS fighters in central Syria. Latest reports from Syria – where the Russian military belatedly confirmed the liberation of the key strategic town of Al-Sukhnah on Sunday – confirm that …

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Africa’s Pivotal Role in the Successful Implementation of China’s OBOR Vision

Africa has been one of the integrally important regions regarding the successful implementation of China’s ambitious One Belt One Road (OBOR) project. Just as in Eurasia, China is planning to cover this continent with a network of railroads and highways which will stretch from the ports along the eastern coast of Africa all the way …

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The United States Marine Corps: Power Projection on a Global Scale

Although much is written about the U.S. Special Forces and Navy Seals, these special operations forces are intended to be used mostly for asymmetrical, unconventional operations or to supplement the actions of larger military operations utilizing more conventional forces. The U.S. Marine Corps; however, is a large, independent, combined arms fighting force that can react …

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Marines carry the flag draped caskets of four U.S. diplomatic personnel who were killed in a Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The transfer ceremony was carried out at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, Sept. 14. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Refusing to Learn Lessons from Libya

In recent weeks, the Washington Post’s Cairo bureau chief Sudarsan Raghavan has published a series of remarkable dispatches from war-torn Libya, which is still reeling from the aftermath of NATO’s March 2011 intervention and the subsequent overthrow and murder of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. On July 2, Raghavan reported on what amounts to Libya’s modern-day slave trade. According to his report, Libya is …

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Workers remove the monuments to Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson from Wyman Park in Baltimore, Maryland, August 16, 2017. © Reuters

‘Can’t Change History, Learn From It’: Trump Opposes Monuments Removal

US President Donald Trump has come out against the removal of Confederate monuments, as activists seek to tear down what they call symbols of the country’s racist past. “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments,” Trump said in a …

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Are These GMO Meatless Burgers Safe to Eat? The FDA Isn’t Sure

Impossible Foods doesn't even know everything in its product The FDA informed the manufacturer of Impossible Burger – a meat-like burger made using only plants – that it had not yet proven that the product’s key genetically modified (GM) ingredient is safe for consumption. The company, Impossible Foods, decided it knew better and launched the …

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