China quietly sends another 6,000 troops to Hong Kong, doubling its force

As Hong Kong continues to defy the Chinese Communist Party, the People’s Liberation Army have pushed more troops into the Canton region, all in the name of “order” and “peace.”

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U.S. & North Korea in talks for a third nuclear summit
Kim Gamel Stars and Stripes The United States and North Korea are holding “behind-the-scenes talks” on the possibility of a third summit, President Moon Jae-in said in remarks released Wednesday. Moon’s comments, made Tuesday in a joint written interview with seven news agencies, came ahead of a two-day visit... Read more
Tours to Korean border area likely to resume soon on southern side, UNC says
Kim Gamel Stars and Stripes Tours to the southern side of the truce village that straddles the border with North Korea are likely to resume “in relatively short order,” the United Nations Command said Thursday. But the UNC and the two Koreas still need to agree on a code... Read more
Japan says its F-35A stealth fighters made seven precautionary landings before crash
Hana Kusumoto and Seth Robson Stars and Stripes Japan’s F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters, including the one that went down in the Pacific Ocean last week, made seven precautionary landings before the crash, the nation’s Defense Minister said. A search for the lost aircraft and its pilot, Maj. Akinori... Read more
US and partners work to strengthen sea policing in the Mediterranean
Scott Wyland Stars and Stripes A U.S.-led exercise designed to improve protection of vital shipping lanes in the Mediterranean Sea and thwart seaborne crimes in North Africa wraps up this weekend, amid growing tensions in the region. Fourteen countries participated in the weeklong Phoenix Express exercise near Morocco, U.S.... Read more
In a boost for Indian Navy, US clears sale of Seahawk choppers
Elizabeth Roche Mint, New Delhi The US has cleared the sale of two dozen multi-role MH-60R Seahawk maritime helicopters to India for an estimated $2.6 billion, the US State Department announced Wednesday, in a boost to the Indian Navy’s anti-submarine capabilities against an expansionist China. The approval comes a... Read more
China’s Got a Powerful New Anti-Ship Missile
China has a potentially powerful new anti-ship missile. And if the Chinese navy deploys it in large numbers, it could complicate the U.S. Navy’s efforts to defend its ships at sea while also maintaining a protective missile shield around overseas U.S. bases, remote U.S. territories and America’s allies in... Read more
Vets With PTSD Save the Day in ‘The Predator’
Face it. All Predator movies are bad. That doesn’t mean I don’t love me some Predator. I’ll never get tired of hearing Arnold Schwarzenegger yell “get to the choppa,” seeing an alien perform first aid in an old woman’s bathroom or watching Topher Grace and Walton Goggins traipse around... Read more
The Plot to Nuke Japan’s Fleet
This story originally appeared on Nov. 12, 2015. Less than a year after the formal end of World War II the United States tested its new superweapons in peacetime. Operation Crossroads in 1946 at Bikini Atoll tested the effects of nuclear weapons on naval fleets and harbors. While burrowing through the... Read more
The U.S. Air Force Almost Sent ‘Starter’ Attack Planes to Europe
This story first appeared on Feb. 23, 2014. In September 2009, the U.S. Air Forces in Europe asked to host the first squadron of light attack planes that, at the time, were planned for purchase by a more ambitious and less cash-strapped Pentagon. The Light Attack/Armed Reconnaissance warplanes—LAAR for... Read more
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