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China Launches Its First Home-Built Clone Of An Aircraft Carrier

China has launched its first home-built aircraft carrier—a clone of the Russian Kuznetsov class carrier Beijing obtained through a dizzying transfer scheme executed nearly two decades ago. Via: Tyler Rogoway                  Since then, China restored the rusting hulk of that carrier, known originally as Riga, into its first operational carrier, the Liaoning (CV-16). Deeply refurbishing a carrier that many thought was unsalvageable gave China ...

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Two Russian warships are escorted through English Channel by Royal Navy

Two Russian warships were spotted sailing through the North Sea this morning, Ministry of Defence confirms They will continue through the English Channel but it is not clear what their final destination will be Top military officer warned that there is now more Russian naval activity in Europe than in the Cold War Tensions between Britain and Russia are severely ...

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Russia Became the Middle East’s New Power Broker

On the morning of January 11, Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar climbed up the companionway of an aircraft carrier floating off the Mediterranean port of Tobruk. As a Marine band played and an honor guard presented arms, an admiral in a white full-dress uniform greeted the Libyan strongman, who was a senior commander in the U.S.-backed rebel forces that ousted the ...

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Russia Seeks Another Mediterranean Naval Base in Libya

Russia has been ramping up its involvement in the Libyan sociopolitical crisis, which has been ongoing since the removal of its ruler, Muammar Qaddafi. Russia has been strengthening its ties with Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, who heads the Libyan National Army.  Via: jcpa.org / Michael Segall Haftar has longstanding ties with Moscow going back to the early 1970s. After Qaddafi’s fall, ...

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