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Statecraft has a miltary flavor

“Democracy dies in darkness.” That’s an old saying that The Washington Post recycled as its motto at the dawn of the Trump era. Truth is, the journalists at the Post don’t know the half of it; nor do they bother to report on the genuine secrecy and increasing lack of transparency in the Department of Defense. […]

via The US Military’s Empire of Secrecy — Astute News

The Military spends exorbitantly on overseas bases

Challenging US Overseas Military Bases Though the U.S. government denies that it runs an empire, it maintains a bristling global network of military bases unprecedented in world history, including some where the population strenuously protests the presence, as retired Col. Ann Wright noted in a speech on Dec. 15 in Okinawa. By Ann Wright I […]

via Challenging USA Overseas Military Bases, Not Needed & Certainly Not Wanted — Uprootedpalestinians’s Blog

China is spending on its military

Written by Juliette Genevaz. China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA), that analysts still qualified as a “junkyard army” at the turn of the twenty-first century, transformed into the US’ main competitor in the space of 20 years. Against the backdrop of such fast modernization, the military reform that Beijing initiated in 2016 did not come as […]

via Ideology in China’s military reform — China Policy Institute: Analysis

The Peoples Liberation Navy is King of their littorial waters

Tensions in the South China Sea are on the boil again amid new reports that China has deployed advanced missiles to land features in the disputed maritime area. According to new reports, China has installed several Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAMs) and Anti-Cruise Ballistic Missiles (ACBMs) systems across the Paracel and Spratly island chains, parts of which […]

via Short of War, China Now Controls South China Sea — Astute News