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China Military Buildup Shifts Balance of Power in Asia in Beijing’s Favor

by Bill Gertz China’s decades-long buildup of strategic and conventional military forces is shifting the balance of power in Asia in Beijing’s favor and increasing the risk of a conflict, according to a forthcoming report by a congressional China commission. … Continue reading

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RUSSIAN STRATEGIC BOMBERS NEAR CANADA PRACTICE CRUISE MISSILE STRIKES ON US

by Bill Gertz Two Russian strategic bombers conducted practice cruise missile attacks on the United States during a training mission last week that defense officials say appeared timed to the NATO summit in Wales. The Russian Tu-95 Bear bombers were … Continue reading

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Bill Gertz Reports On Missing Libyan Jetliners

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ISIL Targets Saudi Arabia

by Bill Gertz The ultra-violent al Qaeda offshoot group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) has targeted Saudi Arabian intelligence officers for a campaign of assassination as part of plans by the group to expand activities … Continue reading

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Chinese Missile Forces Pose Threat to U.S. in Future Conflic

by Bill Gertz China’s advanced cruise and ballistic missiles pose a significant threat in future conflict with the United States, the chief of naval operations (CNO) warned last week. Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the CNO, also said during a security conference … Continue reading

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Russian Bombers Fly Within 50 Miles of California Coast

by Bill Gertz Four Russian strategic bombers triggered U.S. air defense systems while conducting practice bombing runs near Alaska this week, with two of the Tu-95 Bear H aircraft coming within 50 miles of the California coast, the North American … Continue reading

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Tensions Mount in South China Sea Dispute Over Chinese Oil Drilling

by Bill Gertz China is stepping up provocative actions and harsh rhetoric in maritime disputes in the South China Sea as Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi traded words on the growing tensions. Chinese maritime … Continue reading

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Al Qaeda leader urges Syrian rebel splinter group to return to Iraq

by Bill Gertz Al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri issued a public appeal recently urging an ultra-violent splinter faction of the terrorist group to return to Iraq and cease fighting rebels of the al Nusra Front, the official al Qaeda … Continue reading

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North Korea Has Nuclear Warheads for Missiles

by Bill Gertz North Korea has developed nuclear weapons capable of being launched on its ballistic missile forces, according to a new report by a defense analyst. The Obama administration is seeking to hide the fact that North Korea possesses … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia Shows Off Chinese Missiles

by Bill Gertz Saudi Arabia’s military for the first time displayed Chinese made intermediate-range missiles during a recent military parade in the kingdom. The unveiling of the two Chinese DF-3 missiles is the latest sign that the oil-rich kingdom is … Continue reading

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U.S. Conducts Spy Flight Over Russia

by Bill Gertz After a tit-for-tat series of delays, the United States conducted an Open Skies Treaty intelligence flight over Russian territory on Monday, a State Department official said. The spy flight originally was scheduled for April 14 but was … Continue reading

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Administration Urged to Lift Restrictions on Non-Lethal Military Aid to Ukraine

by Bill Gertz The Obama administration is withholding urgently needed non-lethal military equipment to Ukraine under restrictions that view body armor, night vision goggles, radios, and fuel as destabilizing “force multipliers,” according to a bipartisan assessment of Ukraine’s military needs. … Continue reading

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CIA Official Dies in Apparent Suicide

A senior CIA official has died in an apparent suicide this week from injuries sustained after jumping off a building in northern Virginia, according to sources close to the CIA. CIA spokesman Christopher White confirmed the death and said the … Continue reading

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RUSSIAN TROOP MOVEMENTS NEAR EASTERN UKRAINE TRIGGER FEARS OF IMMINENT INVASION

by Bill Gertz U.S. intelligence agencies warned Congress late Wednesday that Russian military forces are massing near Ukraine’s borders and appear ready to launch an invasion with little or no warning. According to defense and intelligence officials, Russian military forces … Continue reading

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Moscow Accuses Ukraine of Electronic Attack on Satellite

by Bill Gertz Russia is accusing Ukraine of conducting an electronic attack on an orbiting communications satellite and is threatening unspecified retaliation as cyber warfare between the two states heats up over the crisis in Crimea. Russia’s Ministry of Communications … Continue reading

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