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US military edge has eroded to ‘a dangerous degree,’ study for Congress finds

•As China’s military grows, Pentagon says U.S. forces ‘atrophied’ •China is rapidly modernizing its forces in an attempt to match the US might in Asia Paul Sonne and Shane Harris The United States has lost its military edge to a dangerous degree and could potentially lose a war against China or Russia, according

Iran sanctions: US grants waivers to eight countries, including China, India

Deirdre Shesgreen The Trump administration will allow Japan, China, India and five other countries to escape U.S. sanctions against Iran, even as those nations continue to buy oil from Iran in defiance of the White House’s push to block all such sales. The decision to grant eight exemptions – including to six of Iran's biggest

US sanctions Chinese military for buying Russian jets, missiles

•Blacklits 33 Russian intel, military officials The United States (US) hit a Chinese military organization with punishing financial sanctions for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles as it stepped up pressure on Moscow over its “malign activities.” It was the first time the Trump administration targeted a third country with its CAATSA

US must prepare for Iran’s next move in Syria

While the Trump administration celebrates a new deal meant to freeze the battlefield in southern Syria, the Assad regime and Iran are preparing for the next phase of the long-running war, in which they will attempt to conquer the rest of the country. Whether Iran succeeds depends largely on whether the United

Approaching the North Korea challenge realistically

With Kim Jong-un once again raising the stakes with the flight test of a second, and more capable, ICBM-range missile—and U.S. intelligence assessing that North Korea can miniaturize nuclear warheads suitable for missile delivery—the United States and its allies must think realistically about possible approaches to addressing the increasingly acute

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