Trump Threatens Putin, “Animal Assad” over Syrian “Chemical Attack”; Russia Warns of “Grave” Response If US Launches Strike
Military

Trump Threatens Putin, “Animal Assad” over Syrian “Chemical Attack”; Russia Warns of “Grave” Response If US Launches Strike

It’s deja vu all over again. Remember when the US admitted Syrian “Rebels” have used chemical weapons? Or when earlier this year, now former Secretary of State blamed Russia for an alleged Syrian chemical attack despite admitting he doesn’t know who actually did it? Or when the US finally admitted there was “no evidence” Assad…

US Deploys Three Carrier Battle Groups to Face-Off Against Chinese Aircraft Carrier in South China Sea
Opinion

US Deploys Three Carrier Battle Groups to Face-Off Against Chinese Aircraft Carrier in South China Sea

Last week, we reported that satellite images had captured China’s only aircraft carrier in deployment, the Liaoning, flanked by 40 other warships and submarines, conducting unprecedented live-fire drills in the South China Sea. This massive Chinese naval exercise was observed for the first time, with China watchers pointing out that such a forceful display of deterrence…

Does Trump Even Have an Endgame in Trade War with China?
Opinion

Does Trump Even Have an Endgame in Trade War with China?

Back in 2003, at the start of America’s disastrous invasion of Iraq, then Major General David Petraeus, commanding the US 101st Airborne Division driving toward Baghdad, famously asked my Washington Post colleague Rick Atkinson: “Tell me how this ends.” That phrase – both a question and a plaintive plea – came to capsulate the entire unplanned…