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  • China cancels U.S. pork import order as U.S.-China trade war drags on

    The same week U.S. President Donald Trump announced sweeping increases on tariffs against Chinese goods, Chinese buyers dropped orders for 3,247 metric tonnes of U.S. pork - the biggest cancellation in more than a year, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data released on Thursday.

    IN
  • Russia and China Would Try and Blind the U.S. Military In a War

    Stratfor Worldview Technology, Asia The idea is simple: kill the satellites. Would it work? Another country, another test, yet more debris floating through the crowded realm of near-orbit space. On March 27, India became the latest country to carry out an anti-satellite (ASAT) test resulting in debris. India sought to frame the test as a sign of its prowess in space, but on a global level, the event serves as an important wake-up call about the risks of ASAT-related technology. More and more...

    The National Interest
  • 3 Common Misconceptions About The U.S. Army In World War II

    U.S. ground operations in World War II relied on a variety of means and tactics, based on geography, history, military command, and politics.

    The Federalist
  • The U.S.-China Trade War Reveals America's New World Status

    “I say openly to President Xi and all of my many friends in China that China will be hurt very badly if you don’t make a deal.” Thus spake President Donald Trump this week in the new medium of modern diplomacy – Twitter. The trade war between the U.S. and China has entered a new

    Time
  • The U.S. Navy's Just Couldn't Get Its Torpedoes Working During World War II

    Warfare History Network Security, Asia Thankfully there was a fix. Any American submarine that had made contact with a Japanese task force a year or two earlier would almost certainly not have had the success that Darter and Dace had with Admiral Kurita’s task force. It is very likely that the entire enemy fleet would have come away unscathed. The reason was that until late 1943, the U.S. Navy did not have a reliable torpedo. The Trouble with the Mk 14 Throughout 1942 and 1943, submarine...

    The National Interest
  • Report: U.S. Military Would Suffer A 'Decisive' Defeat In A War With Russia Or China

    Task and Purpose Security, Asia How do we fix it? "Put bluntly, the U.S. military could lose the next state-versus-state war it fights." If the United States went to war with Russia or China tomorrow, the military would almost certainly suffer a " decisive military defeat," so far that the "security and wellbeing" of the U.S. "are at greater risk than at any time in decades," according to an alarming new assessment of the Trump administration's 2018 National Defense Strategy. The report,...

    The National Interest
  • The U.S. Army's World War II Sherman Tank: Best Worst Tank They Had?

    War Is Boring Security, Europe You make the call. Back in America, tank designers were already working on a successor to the Grant. The new Sherman packed a single 75-millimeter gun. Crew was just five, compared to the Grant’s seven. The M-4 featured a host of improvements based on British experience with the Grant in North Africa. American tanks in World War II were generally inferior to their German counterparts. German tanks boasted better armor protection and more firepower. But armor and...

    The National Interest