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Topic - Guam
U.S. helicopters descended upon Guam on Sunday with cargo meant to kill, although this $8 million mission was unlike most others — 2,000 mice on cardboard parachutes were released into the forest surrounding Andersen Air Force Base as bait for brown tree snakes.
New tensions between China and the United States are threatening to upset Vice President Joseph R. Biden's visit to Beijing next week.
China acknowledged Wednesday it let two American B-52 bombers fly unhindered through its newly declared air defense zone in the East China Sea despite its earlier threat to take defensive measures against unidentified foreign aircraft.
U.S. authorities just flew two B-52 bombers over disputed island territories in the East China Sea without first giving Beijing a heads-up – a direct affront to the nation’s authority in the region, and its recent declaration of a newly expanded air defense zone.
Mark Twain is supposed to have said that "everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it." That was actually his friend Charles Dudley Warner (an editorial writer) who said it. President Obama, who has no taste for idle talk, now proposes to actually do something about the rowdy wind and the errant rain. He has appointed a task force. If that doesn't work, another executive order may follow, to tell the sun to shape up.
An explosion rocked a Hilton hotel in the Tumon area of Guam Thursday night, leading to several injuries and the evacuation of hundreds of guests.An explosion rocked a Hilton hotel in the Tumon area of Guam Thursday night, leading to several injuries and the evacuation of hundreds of guests.
Air Force Gen. Herbert J. "Hawk" Carlisle, commander of the Pacific Air Forces, recently outlined his service's role in the Pentagon shift to Asia, known as both the "pivot" and Air Sea Battle, a concept to counter China's high-tech weapons.
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What happens when your project drags on eight years after its deadline and costs nearly five times its original budget? If you're the Transportation Department's Maritime Administration (MARAD), you get rewarded with more projects.
It was not clearly understood by many Americans what President Obama had in mind when he stated in his 2009 inaugural that the time had come to start "remaking America," in effect, "transforming America."
A U.S. intelligence-gathering ship was harassed by a Chinese security ship last month in an incident that analysts say indicates Beijing is stepping up aggressive maritime encounters toward the U.S. Navy in the Asia-Pacific.
Chinese Senior Col. Zhou Bo made headlines at the annual Shangri La Dialogue in Singapore, held from May 31 to June 2, when he announced that Chinese ships have been conducting reconnaissance operations in America's Exclusive Economic Zone.
North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said. It routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy aimed at easing tensions.
When our high school freshman recently began tackling Homer's "The Odyssey," something struck me about the Senate's "Gang of Eight" amnesty legislation.
Russian strategic bombers conducted flights near the U.S. defense zone close to northern Alaska and the Aleutian Islands last week, Moscow's latest incident of nuclear saber-rattling against the United States, according to defense and military officials.