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‘Sea Fortress’: Taiwan to Boost Military Spending by $8.7 Billion to Defend Against Communist China
The Republic of China (ROC) military will add 240 billion Taiwan dollars (US$8.7 billion) to its defense spending over the next five years to protect the island of Taiwan against the communist regime on mainland...
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US to Help Australia Build Nuclear Submarines; New Zealand Not Included in Defense Pact
The Australian government on Sept. 16 announced its cancellation of a 2016 contract with France to build a fleet of submarines, as the project is to be taken up using American nuclear technology instead. The...
South China Sea: USS Carl Vinson to Assert Freedom of Navigation
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson departed from San Diego last month. It has recently entered the South China Sea. Carrying F-35C stealth fighters, the aircraft carrier is participating in maritime strike exercises, flight...
China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) General Li Zuocheng (L) and U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley (C) review an honour guard during a welcome ceremony at the Bayi Building in Beijing on August 16, 2016.
America’s Top General Mark Milley Reportedly Made Secret Contact With the Chinese Military
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff allegedly broke Trump’s chain of command twice to assure Beijing that the U.S. was not planning an attack The highest-ranking officer in the U.S. military, Mark A. Milley,...
Biden called for stronger national unity at the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks.
Joe Biden Calls for Unity at 9/11 Memorial
Sept. 11 this year marked the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks on America by al Qaeda. The attacks claimed 2,997 lives, 25,000 injuries, and at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. More...
Apple Store photographed on August 08, 2021 in Dusseldorf, Germany.
U.S. Tech Giant Apple Under Scrutiny for Secret Government Surveillance Feature
While China-owned company Huawei has become the center of several surveillance-related controversies, rival U.S.-based company Apple has recently also sparked outrage. A planned surveillance program intended to scan pictures on its messenger app is now...
Japan and Vietnam Sign Defense Deal to Counter Common Foe, China
At a meeting on Saturday Sept. 11 between Vietnam and Japan, Japan agreed that it will now provide defense equipment and technology to Vietnam to counter what the two nations see as a mutual aggressive...
New Texas law allows citizens to sue social media firms for their censorship activities.
Texas Hits Back at Big Tech Allowing Citizens to Sue Social Media Giants
Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently signed House Bill 20 into law. It protects citizens of the state from censorship across social media platforms. The bill prevents social media networks with more than 50 million monthly...
An illustration picture shows a smartphone screen displaying a Covid-19 vaccine record on the National Health Service (NHS) app in London on May 18, 2021.
UK Government Scraps COVID-19 Vaccine Passport Plan
Sajid Javid, the UK’s Health Secretary, has announced that the government will not be mandating Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine passports for cinemas, nightclubs, and other large venues. The decision followed the intense public debate...