US aircraft move to Vietnam and what’s the giant looking for?

US Aircraft

          What’s the big giant looking for. Just warning some country or would like to show military might. Since the end of the Vietnam War more than four decades ago, a US Navy aircraft carrier will set anchor in the country Monday. Publicly, the United States has portrayed the four-day visit by the USS Carl Vinson and its contingent of 5,000 sailors and aviators as an historic opportunity to enhance the budding friendship that has emerged between the two former foes. The 95,000-ton carrier is expected to anchor two nautical miles off the…

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Israel’s prime minister has launched a stinging attack on Iran

Israeil attack Iran

          Benjamin Netanyahu tells Iran to not test ‘Israel’s resolve. Speaking at the Munich security conference, a high-profile annual gathering of world leaders, he held up what he said was a piece of an Iranian drone shot down by Israel earlier this month. Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would “not allow Iran’s regime to put a noose of terror around our neck”. In his speech, Mr Netanyahu drew a parallel between the 1938 Munich Agreement, seen as a failed attempt to appease Nazi Germany, and the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. He said the deal had only…

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The giant’s shout.

U.S. Weapon

          Pentagon ask for major budget increase amid threats from Russia, China and North Korea. Is it time to prepare for war? The Pentagon is asking for a major boost in military spending for 2019, requesting Congress approve a budget of $686 billion — one of the largest in the Defense Department’s history. President Donald Trump said the US military would be the strongest its ever been, including “increasing arsenals of virtually every weapon.” No one know who is the strongest. But what a huge budget like that?  

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Olympics & Powerful country

Olympic PyeongChang

          It will be cold and colorful, dramatic and dangerous, exciting and emotional — the 2018 Winter Olympics is set to burst into life in South Korea. Some events have already begun, but an opening ceremony full of pride, passion, tradition and most probably a bit of politics will get the PyeongChang Games officially under way Friday. Nearly 3,000 athletes from 93 countries are set to compete for a record of 102 medals across 15 different sports from February 9-25. From the participation of Russian athletes in the wake of doping scandals, and icy…

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China accuses US of ‘Cold War mentality’ over nuclear policy

Cold War

          China has urged the US to drop its “Cold War mentality” after Washington said it planned to diversify its nuclear armoury with smaller bombs. “The country that owns the world’s largest nuclear arsenal, should take the initiative to follow the trend instead of going against it,” China’s defence ministry said on Sunday. The US military believes its nukes are seen as too big to be used and wants to develop low-yield bombs.  

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Kabul military academy under attack

Afghanistanl under attack

          Reports of gunfire and explosions at Kabul military academy. Heavy gunfire and explosions have been heard at a military academy in the Afghan capital Kabul, media report. Reports say the Marshal Fahim National Defense University came under attack early Monday morning. It comes days after the deadliest bombing for months hit Kabul when an ambulance packed with explosives killed at least 100 people. Islamic State and the Taliban have recently carried out attacks in the country.  

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The NAFTA talks just got even harder

NAFTA

          The United States, Canada and Mexico return to the negotiating table Tuesday for talks on rewriting the three-nation trade agreement, one day after President Trump applied tariffs that will hurt Mexico, among other countries. NAFTA talks were already complicated by tariffs that the United States imposed on Canadian paper two weeks ago. Canadian officials called those “unfair and unwarranted.” Mexico is one of the biggest exporters of washing machines to the United States. Its economy ministry vowed to use “all legal resources available in response to the U.S. decision.” The three countries are…

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Turkey launches ground operation

Turkey launches ground operation

          Turkey launched a ground operation across the border into northern Syria on Sunday, in a move likely to raise tensions with the United States. Turkish military enters Syrian city after days of airstrikes. Turkish officials said the troops entered the Afrin region a day after Turkish jets pounded targets there in an attempt to drive US-allied Kurdish militia from the area. Turkish forces entered the Afrin region along with the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army, according to the Turkish state-run Anadolu Agency. Here, tanks are seen being transported to Hatay, southern Turkey, a…

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The real has come for US Government Shutdown

US Government Shut Down

          Government shuts down as lawmakers still searching for a deal. The federal government shut down at midnight Friday as senators continued to scramble to reach a deal to fund the government. “Tonight, they put politics above our national security, military families, vulnerable children, and our country’s ability to serve all Americans,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement moments before midnight. “We will not negotiate the status of unlawful immigrants while Democrats hold our lawful citizens hostage over their reckless demands. This is the behavior of obstructionist losers, not…

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