‘Hong Kong is not China’: Protests pose major test for Xi

By Laurent THOMET | AFP

China’s national flag is seen beside the Hong Kong ensign a day after protesters broke into the government headquarters in the city (AFP Photo/Vivek PRAKASH)

Chinese President Xi Jinping faces a major test in Hong Kong after protesters stormed the semi-autonomous city’s legislature and graffitied a defiant message on its walls: “Hong Kong is not China”.… Read the full article.

F-15s and F-22s Achieve An Amazing 41-1 Kill Ratio During Mock Combat

Look out China.

by Dario Leone | The National Interest

Over 250 Airmen and 9 F-15 Eagles from the 104th Fighter Wing (FW), Massachusetts Air National Guard (ANG) recently deployed to Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida, to take part in Weapons Systems Evaluation Program (WSEP), alongside Canadian F-18s, F-35s, F-16s, and F-22s.… Read the full article.

Why Bill Barr Is So Dangerous

He is using the office he holds to advance his extraordinary lifetime project of assigning unchecked power to the president.

By Donald Ayer, Former U.S. Deputy Attorney General under George H. W. Bush | The Atlantic

YERETH ROSEN / REUTERS / PAUL SPELLA / THE ATLANTIC

Buried behind our president’s endless stream of lies and malicious self-serving remarks are actions that far transcend any reasonable understanding of his legal authority.… Read the full article.

What Really Happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane

Five years ago, the flight vanished into the Indian Ocean. Officials on land know more about why than they dare to say.

By WILLIAM LANGEWIESCHE | The Atlantic

1. The Disappearance

At 12:42 a.m. on the quiet, moonlit night of March 8, 2014, a Boeing 777-200ER operated by Malaysia Airlines took off from Kuala Lumpur and turned toward Beijing, climbing to its assigned cruising altitude of 35,000 feet.… Read the full article.