Month: May 2019

Trump’s Confused Foreign Policy Isn’t Just Embarrassing, It’s Dangerous – New York Magazine

Trump’s Confused Foreign Policy Isn’t Just Embarrassing, It’s Dangerous  New York MagazineNational Security Advisor John Bolton talks to reporters outside the West Wing on May 1, 2019.Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Disputes, differences of interpretation, and flat-out dishonesty about military intelligence are the stuff of which thrillers are made. It’s what brought us the Iraq War, and the decade of human carnage, depleted regional stability, and destroyed U.S. credibility that followed. So when there’s heated debate among a president, Cabinet officers, members of Congress, and private experts about what a military intelligence claim really means, it’s time to be concerne…
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The US war on Huawei not only reeks of double standards but is also killing the free market – South China Morning Post

The US war on Huawei not only reeks of double standards but is also killing the free market  South China Morning Post“We live in interesting times,” said US senator Robert F Kennedy in a speech in 1966, alluding to the apocryphal Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times”. Today’s interesting times do not just encompass the trade war but also a Chinese company, which now joins the likes of Iran and North Korea on the US’ list of its top enemies. Huawei became America’s boogeyman not only because of its emerging leadership in the global telecommunications industry, especially in 5G technology, but also because of US intelligence agencies’ dread of its possible connections to the Chinese government …
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I-Team: Fmr. Commander Dave Fravor says military pilots had ongoing encounters with UFOs – KLAS-TV

I-Team: Fmr. Commander Dave Fravor says military pilots had ongoing encounters with UFOs  KLAS-TVA former Navy fighter pilot confirms that there have been dozens of recent intrusions of America by highly sophisticated, unknown craft. Former Commander …
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How Astronomers, Doctors, And Physicists Helped Destroy German Artillery In World War I – Forbes

How Astronomers, Doctors, And Physicists Helped Destroy German Artillery In World War I  ForbesA U.S. artillery crew of Battalion A 324th Artillery, 158th Brigade, 29th Division, is operating a 155mm gun in position on a road just taken from the Germans in France, in this undated photograph, during World War I. (AP Photo) When World War I broke out, an entire generation went to war, and that included the leading scientists of the day. By the end of the war, British and American units were pinpointing enemy artillery positions using an acoustic system designed by astronomers, medical researchers, and physicists. From the beginning of the war, the British Army realized that it needed a…
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Trump’s New Tariff Threat Roils Markets – The New York Times

Trump’s New Tariff Threat Roils Markets  The New York TimesInvestors on Friday limped to the end of the worst month for stocks in 2019, as a new tariff threat by President Trump against Mexico and a possible escalation of America’s technology standoff with China sent financial markets lower again. Stocks on Wall Street fell about 1 percent, following declines in Europe and parts of Asia. The drop was felt across the board: Investors dumped industrial and machinery stocks, shares of consumer products companies, and those of giant tech companies. Prices for oil and other industrial commodities also tumbled. Shares of automakers, with complicated prod…
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Second Saudi ship leaves French port without arms cargo -rights group – Egypt Independent

Second Saudi ship leaves French port without arms cargo -rights group  Egypt IndependentPARIS (Reuters) – A Saudi cargo ship has left the southern French port of Fos-sur-Mer without loading its arms cargo destined for Saudi Arabia, blocked from …
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Highways In The Sky: State Transportation Drones Aim To Save Time, Money — And Lives – Forbes

Highways In The Sky: State Transportation Drones Aim To Save Time, Money — And Lives  Forbes(AP Photo/Scott Sonner) Nearly all states are using drones in some way, and many are deploying them in new ways that are saving lives, time and money, from monitoring traffic and streamlining package delivery to responding to emergencies and natural disasters. Those are some of the highlights in a new survey about how states incorporate Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) or drone technologies in their operations released earlier this month by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), a nonprofit that represents State Departments of Transportation (DOTs). Th…
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