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The U.S. Army's Biggest Fear: Getting Crushed in a Devastating Land War to Russia or China


After more than a decade of counterinsurgency warfare, the Army is now emphasizing major force-on-force mechanized warfare against Russia or Chinese weapons around the world.

   

Facebook is the new office break room, according to Pew study


A new Pew Research Center survey about the use of social networks during the workday confirms what you probably already knew: People sign on to Facebook and Twitter to take a mental break from work.

   

U.S. will send battle-ready troops and tanks to border with Russia

•  4,500 U.S. troops along with 250 tanks, Bradley Fighting Vehicles, Paladin self-propelled howitzers and more than 1,700 additional military vehicles will be on the ground in the region by next February.
•  The troops and military equipment will be spread across Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania.

   

Busted Fantasies In Kiev: America And Europe Won't Save Ukrainian Maiden In Distress


Many Ukrainians expect America and Europe to save them.

   

Iran's 2 most powerful leaders just offered radically different economic visions


DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's two most powerful figures offered contrasting visions for the economy in speeches marking Iranian new year on Sunday, with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calling for self-reliance and President Hassan Rouhani urging cooperation with the world.

   

Here's how much US debt Saudi Arabia is holding

• The Treasury Department said Monday that Saudi Arabia held $116.8 billion in U.S. debt at the end of March, revealing for the first time the holdings of the world's biggest oil exporter.

   

The New York Times' first article about Hitler's rise is absolutely stunning


On November 21, 1922, the New York Times published its very first article about Adolf Hitler. It's an incredible read — especially its assertion that "Hitler's anti-Semitism was not so violent or genuine as it sounded." This attitude was, apparently, widespread among Germans at the time; many of them saw Hitler's anti-Semitism as a ploy for votes among the German masses.

   

A look at the US Air Force's A-10 and MC-130J combat planes stationed in Bulgaria


Taken on Feb. 11, 2016, the following interesting pictures show U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt IIs and a single MC-130J Commando II operating out of an austere landing site at Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

   

The Middle East's Nightmare: Iran Is Buying Russia's Lethal Su-30


Iran looks set to sign a deal to purchase Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30 Flanker fighters as it upgrades its military forces following the nuclear deal, which cleared the way for sanctions to be lifted on Tehran.

   

Long Guarded And Reserved, Saudi Arabia Goes Big And Bold


Here's something that never used to happen in Saudi Arabia:

   

Look Out, America: China’s New Military Forces Are Awakening


Amidst the New Year transition from 2015 to 2016, the Chinese announced the first set of long-awaited major military reforms.

   

Russia's Military Is More Advanced Than You Might Think


Vladimir Putin is not a man to back down from provocation, especially a direct, lethal provocation like the shooting down of a Russian Su-24 aircraft by Turkey on Tuesday.

   

3 ISIS Twitter accounts ‘trace back to UK govt computers,’ claim hackers


At least three Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) supporters’ social media accounts are run from IP addresses linked to the British government’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), a group of hackers has claimed.

   

Russia: U.S. Acting Like 'The Walking Dead' Zombies with New Sanctions


Russia trolled the United States with images of zombies from AMC's hit show The Walking Dead in protest of the extension of U.S. sanctions related to the invasion of Ukraine.

   

Turkey shot down a Russian fighter plane


ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey shot down a Russian fighter plane Tuesday — a long-feared crisis in Syria's civil war and apparently the first time a NATO member has downed a Russian plane in a half-century.

   

NEW STUDY: Coffee Drinkers May Live Longer


Keep the coffee flowing: People who drink more java may live longer, new research from Harvard suggests.

   

Putin Blasts Syria With New Stealth Missile—and Shows the World He Can Strike From 1,700 Miles Away


It wasn’t that long ago that the U.S. Air Force seemed to be the only one capable of attacking from half a continent away. Then came Russia’s ‘anti-ISIS’ strikes.

   

Russia Using Syria As Testing Ground For Its Modern Weaponry


•  Russia gets a chance to test its weapons in real combat
•  Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges impressed by Russia’s capabilities

   

Is U.S. Preparing For World War 3?


With tensions rising with multiple geopolitical rivals, the U.S. military-industrial complex is preparing itself for World War 3.

   

America's Worst Nightmare in Syria: Has Russia Deployed the Lethal S-300?


Moscow may have deployed the powerful S-300 surface-to-air missile system to Syria according to some media reports.

   

Shock and Awed: Yes, Russia Can Still Fight a War


The world was astounded. Russian planes dropping smart bombs on Syrian rebels! Russian cruise missiles blasting rebel targets from hundreds of miles away!

   

Starbucks cafe sales hot, but holiday forecast disappoints


(Reuters) - Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O) delivered a disappointing profit forecast for the holiday quarter on the heels of strong cafe sales and profit growth, sending its shares lower.

   

LinkedIn profit beats as hiring services, ads revenue jumps


(Reuters) - LinkedIn Corp's (LNKD.N) quarterly revenue and profit handily beat analysts' estimates as the world's biggest professional networking website operator earned more from its recruitment services business and from advertisements and paid memberships.

   

Pfizer, Allergan drug merger talks raise tax hackles in U.S.


(Reuters) - Pfizer Inc, the No. 1 U.S. drugmaker, and Botox maker Allergan Plc said they were in friendly talks to create a pharmaceutical colossus but the prospect that the company would seek to avoid U.S. taxes sounded political alarm bells.

   

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