China introduced a sweeping new law that bans people from posting all negative content online, and it could be used to suppress news of the coronavirus

by insider@insider.com (Bill Bostock) | Business Insider

A man wearing a mask walks by portraits of Chinese President Xi Jinping and late Chinese chairman Mao Zedong in Shanghai on February 10, 2020.

Reuters

  • China rolled out a substantial new law which effectively means people can only post positive content about the country online.
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Vladimir Pozner: How the United States Created Vladimir Putin

On September 27, 2018, Yale’s Program in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, and the Poynter Fellowship for Journalism hosted Vladimir Pozner, the acclaimed Russian-American journalist and broadcaster. Pozner spoke on the impact of US foreign policy towards Russia after the Soviet Union has been disbanded, and shared his opinions on a range of issues raised by the audience, from the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential elections, to Skripal poisoning, to the state of independent media in Russia and the US.… Continues

The USAF Created a Mini Rifle That Fits in Its Ejection Seats

by Kyle Mizokami | Popular Mechanics

Photo credit: Air Force

From Popular Mechanics

  • The GAU-5A is a modified M4 carbine designed to keep aircrews alive in emergencies.
  • The weapon was rebuilt to fit in the storage compartments of ejection seats.
  • In emergencies, the GAU-5A can be used to ward off enemy search parties until rescue.
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Russia’s Su-57 Got A Good Test Run In Syria (But Is It A Threat?)

It’s not ready for mass production yet.

by David Axe Follow @daxe on TwitterL | The National Interest

Key point: The DIA estimated in 2017 that Russian air arms maintained just 1,000 tactical aircraft.

The Russian air force deployed Su-57 stealth fighters to Syria a second time since first deploying them to the war-torn country in February 2018.… Continues

India’s Military Is Quite Deadly (China and Pakistan Should Worry)

Missiles, carriers, and more.

by Kyle Mizokami | The National Interest

Key point: India is faced on two sides by powerful, nuclear-armed countries it has fought wars with—China and Pakistan.

India occupies one of the most strategically important locations in the world.… Continues

Here’s a look inside a 15-story underground doomsday shelter for the 1% that has luxury homes, guns, and armored trucks

by mrobinson@businessinsider.com (Melia Robinson,Taylor Borden) | Business Insider

What it’s like inside a doomsday bunker for millionaires.

Courtesy of Survival Condo Project

  • In case of emergency, some millionaires have the option to head underground.
  • In 2008, an entrepreneur bought a missile silo in Kansas and converted it into the ultimate $20 million fortified shelter complete with necessary amenities like a general store, fisheries, and a medical center.
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