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Trump signs bill banning government use of Huawei and ZTE tech

Huawei and ZTE technology will largely be banned from use by the US government and government contractors. The ban was signed into placed by President Trump today as a component of the much larger Defense Authorization Act By – Jake Kastrenakes This caps off months of will-they-won’t-they from Republicans, many of whom view the two major Chinese telecoms as national security threats. ...

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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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US Navy carrier strike group sets its sights on North Korea

President Trump Tuesday addressed the growing threat out of North Korea, following recent ballistic missile tests and the fear that Kim Jong Un’s regime could be closer to building a nuclear-tipped missile, capable of reaching the United States. Via: Rebecca Kesten  The president tweeted a warning to North Korea, writing, “North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to ...

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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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