Meet The Kirov-class Battlecruiser: The Backbone Of Russian Seapower

The largest and heaviest surface combatant warship still operating in the world.

by Robert Farley Follow drfarls on TwitterL | The National Interest

Key point: The Kirovs can threaten U.S. assets, while also providing an impressive, prestigious platform for the display of Russian maritime prowess.… Continues

China Has a Good Reason to Be Proud of Its Increasingly-Advanced Military

Beijing has awoken.

by Mark Episkopos | The National Interest

Key point: China used to bide its time and speak softly. But now, Beijing is boasting out loud and carries a big stick.

First published in 1995, China’s biannual White Paper has long been regarded as one of the foremost sources of Chinese strategic messaging.… Continues

Calpers Top Money Man Is Swept Up in Chinese Espionage Fears

by John Gittelsohn, Sridhar Natarajan and Jenny Leonard | Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) — It was the kind of warning familiar to Fox viewers in the Trump era: An immigrant posed a danger to U.S. security.

Only this time, the purported threat wasn’t part of an “invasion” from Mexico or Guatemala — he controls the fate of the retirement investments of millions of people in California.… Continues

2020 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 review: When beauty isn’t enough

A horrible transmission and aging infotainment system ruin an otherwise lovely sports coupe.

by Emme Hall | Road Show

What’s cookin’, good lookin’?
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Looks can only get you so far. The 2020 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 is the car version of that adage: Its stunningly gorgeous exterior is writing checks its performance and technology just can’t cash.… Continues