Would U.S. Navy Aircraft Carriers Lose a War to Iran?

Do we even have enough carriers? 

by John Bird | The National Interest

The recent oil tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman reinforce the need to reestablish a highly visible U.S. naval deterrent in the Middle East. For eight months last year, no aircraft carrier strike group plied the region, the longest such interruption this millennium.… Read the full article.

All the Secret (Or Not) Ways to Kill a Hypersonic Missile

Can this work?

by Samran Ali | The National Interest

The defense against the cruise missiles is more challenging and difficult since they remain in the atmosphere during all their flight time at low altitude. Currently, the United States has different anti-cruise missiles including the Standard Missile-2, Standard Missiles-6, Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS), and Evolved Seasparrow Missile (ESSM) systems.Read the full article.

Why the U.S.-China trade deficit is so huge: Here’s all the stuff America imports

The highs (few) and lows (many) of U.S. trading with China

By JEFFRY BARTASH, REPORTER | MarketWatch

The simmering trade war between the U.S. and China has led both sides to raise tariffs, but the lopsided trade relationship between the two countries means the impact will fall heaviest on Chinese producers and American consumers and farmers.… Read the full article.

New software glitch found in Boeing’s troubled 737 Max jet

By DAVID KOENIG | Associated Press

FILE – This Dec. 7, 2015, file photo shows the second Boeing 737 MAX airplane being built on the assembly line in Renton, Wash. A new computer problem has been found in the troubled Boeing 737 Max that will further delay the plane's return to flying after two deadly crashes, according to two people familiar with the matter.
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