Why Did China’s Submarine 361 Suffocate Its Own Crew?

You wouldn’t want to be stuck inside.

by Sebastien Roblin | The National Source

Key Point: Even brief breakdowns in crew discipline or mechanical reliability can rapidly turn the stealthy underwater marauders into watery coffins.

On April 25, 2003 the crew of a Chinese fishing boat noticed a strange sight—a periscope drifting listlessly above the surface of the water.… Continues

South Vietnam Went Out With a Fight…Against China

And the issues are still there.

by Joseph Trevithick | The National Interest

In January 1974, South Vietnamese forces clashed with the People’s Liberation Army Navy in the Paracel Island chain—a hot spot between China and present day Vietnam today.

The two countries had established their competing claims to the islands—which the Vietnamese refer to as Hoang Sa and the Chinese call Xisha—well before they came to blows.… Continues

Senior appointments in Moscow and Kiev point to tentative thaw

By Tom Balmforth and Natalia Zinets | Reuters

Ceremony for newly appointed foreign ambassadors to Russia in Moscow

By Tom Balmforth and Natalia Zinets

MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) – New senior appointments in Moscow and Kiev on Tuesday pointed toward a tentative thaw in ties, after the Ukrainian president’s new chief of staff offered guarded praise for the man put in charge of the Ukraine file in the Kremlin.… Continues

New Anti-Torpedo Decoys Could Give U.S. Navy Submarines A Fighting Chance Against Russia or China

U.S. submarines still maintain their traditional technological edge over Russian and Chinese anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capabilities. Yet better decoys mean that American subs will be “more likely to remain in a contested area even after being detected, and then figure out a way to regain their stealth, as opposed to having to leave because they don’t feel confident in their countermeasures.”


Fourth Reich

The term “Third Reich” was coined by Arthur Moeller van den Bruck in his 1923 book Das Dritte Reich. He defined the Holy Roman Empire (962–1806) as the “First Reich”, and the German Empire (1871–1918) as the “Second Reich”, while the “Third Reich” was an ideal state including all German peoples, including Austria.… Continues

Former Biden advisor: Socialism ‘has no chance of beating Trump in 2020’

by Adriana Belmonte, Associate Editor | Yahoo Finance

(This article first appeared on February 3, 2020)

Recent polls indicate that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is overtaking former Vice President Joe Biden as the Democratic frontrunner in the upcoming presidential election.

And Moe Vela, the former Director of Administration for Vice President Joe Biden and currently on the Board of Directors for TransparentBusiness, is critical of Sanders’ self-proclaimed socialist ideas.… Continues

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