War

U.S. President Donald Trump interacts with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago resort.
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PerryScope By Perry Diaz When President Donald Trump met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at his luxurious resort Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida last April 6, he was hoping that Xi would accept his invitation to stay at the posh resort. Well, Xi politely declined and instead stayed at a nearby hotel. But other than that, their summit was deemed a “success.” Trump got something Read More …

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz With all the trouble spots around the world where the U.S. is involved one way or another, it makes one wonder: Where will the war take place? Okay, let’s try this: Take your pick? (1) Baltic States (U.S. and NATO vs. Russia), (2) Middle East (U.S. vs. ISIS), (3) Senkaku Islands (U.S. and Japan vs. China), (4) Korean Peninsula (U.S. and Read More …

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By Fr. Shay Cullen The death toll is at least 1,360 Palestinians killed, mostly civilians, women and children, and hundreds more have been injured. 58 Israelis killed, 56 soldiers, 2 of them civilians. 16 Palestinians were killed when an Israeli shell hit a UN school where 3000 refugees were sheltering. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said “all available evidence say that it was an Israeli Read More …

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz When the Great War broke out in 1914, it came to be known as the “War to end all wars” but years later it was known, and to this day, as World War I. Germany lost the war to the western powers and on November 11, 1918, she signed the Armistice of Compiegne; thus, ending the war that was supposed to Read More …

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A senior US military official says the PLA has been holding exercises to practice seizing islands in the East China Sea.   By Zachary Keck The Diplomat A senior U.S. military officer has accused China’s People Liberation Army of training for a “short sharp war” against Japan in the East China Sea aimed at seizing the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands. According to the U.S. Naval Institute, Captain Read More …

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By Roy Mabasa Manila Bulletin Manila, Philippines — The United States government has, for the first time, publicly rejected the legality of China’s “Nine-Dash Line” claim in the South China Sea. During his testimony before Congress last week, US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel stated that under international law, maritime claims in the South China Sea must be Read More …

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Source: FARS News Agency TEHRAN (FNA)- An urgent report issued to the General Staff from the highly secretive Russian Deputy Defense Minister General Pavel Popov warned that war can be expected to erupt between the Pacific Powers of the United States, China and Japan “within weeks” due to a power struggle currently exploding within the Communist Party of China (CPC). According to this report, the Read More …

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By Lee Birdine Liberty Voice Could the verbal sniping between Japan and China be headed towards an open war? The phrase “say it ain’t so” might well be apropos, considering what has recently gone down between the two nations. Tensions have been rising in the South China Sea over contested territory, with China asserting its claim on islands shared with Japan and Taiwan. The Philippines Read More …

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By Claudia Liu and Y.L. Kao Focus Taiwan News Channel Taipei, Oct. 7 (CNA) China plans to enhance its combat capabilities to a level sufficient to mount a full attack against Taiwan by 2020, showing that its military threat to Taiwan has not diminished, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) has concluded in a report. First published in 1992, the 12th National Defense Report says Read More …

General John R. Allen said his decision was not influenced by a Pentagon investigation into email messages he exchanged with socialite Jill Kelley.

Pursuing Air-Sea Battle strategy increases the odds that a crisis will turn violent and ways should be found to manage regional friction By David Gompert and Terrence Kelly Gulf News As the threat to forward-deployed US forces grows, particularly in East Asia, the Pentagon has been pursuing a strategy known as Air-Sea Battle. As Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Greenert and Chief of Staff of Read More …