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Exiled Chinese Billionaire Wins Defamation Suit Over False Tweets

Dissident Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui has won a lawsuit involving tweets and YouTube videos in a rare defamation case involving American social media. A federal jury in Alexandria, Va., awarded Guo $100,000 he had sought ...
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Inside the Ring: Countering Pro-China Experts’ Letter

The Trump administration is pushing back against a group of former officials and China experts, including former State Department official Susan Thornton, for an open letter criticizing the administration's tougher U.S. policy toward China. A ...
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US Approves $2.2 Billion Sale of Tanks, Missiles to Taiwan

The Trump administration is selling $2.2 billion worth of tanks and missiles to Taiwan but has delayed exports of new F-16s over budget shortfalls in Taipei. The main piece of the latest arms package announced ...
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Silicon Valley Spy Case Links ZTE, PLA to Stolen US Technology

China's major telecommunications firm ZTE was offered stolen American wireless technology used in filtering electronic signals from cell phones and military communications, according to court documents in a Chinese government-linked economic spy case. A document ...
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Damaged Russian Sub Linked to Underwater Drone Program

A fire aboard a secret Russian nuclear research vessel that killed 14 Russians may have been involved in secret operations by Moscow to support underwater drone operations. Russia's Defense Ministry said in a statement that ...
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Pentagon: S. China Sea Missile Test Violated Xi Militarization Pledge

China's military conducted a flight test of an anti-ship ballistic missile in the contentious South China Sea last weekend in violation of a pledge four years ago by President Xi Jinping not to militarize the ...
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China Confirms Submarine-Launched Missile Test

China's Defense Ministry this week confirmed the test firing of a new submarine-launched ballistic missile the Pentagon regards as a strategic weapon capable of striking anywhere in the United States from underwater launch points. Asked ...
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Inside the Ring: Huawei’s Secret Back Doors

An investigation of the telecommunications equipment produced by China's Huawei Technologies Ltd. has uncovered numerous cases of secret access points that could allow Chinese intelligence to conduct cyberoperations through the equipment. Finite State, a cybersecurity ...
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New U.S. Curbs on China Target Supercomputers

As President Donald Trump prepares to talk trade with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the Commerce Department blacklisted five Chinese entities linked to Beijing's large-scale nuclear arms buildup. Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added ...
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Moscow Sends Warships to Havana in Message to US

Russia has dispatched several warships, including one of its newer missile frigates, to Cuba in a bid to bolster the floundering regime of Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro, according to a senior administration official. "Anytime any ...
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Inside the Ring: Trump Administration Gets Third Defense Chief

Army Secretary Mark T. Esper takes over on Sunday as the Trump administration's acting secretary of defense — the third defense chief for the administration and its first Republican. Mr. Esper got the nod for ...
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U.S. Expected to Strike Back for Iran’s Downing of Drone

The United States is likely to take military action against Iran in the coming days for Tehran's downing a U.S. drone in international airspace on Wednesday near the Strait of Hormuz. The Central Command said ...
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Bolton: China Continuing Cyberattacks on Government, Private Networks

China is continuing cyberattacks against government and private sector networks aimed at obtaining intellectual property to support China's military buildup and economic modernization, White House National Security Adviser John Bolton says. Bolton said that as ...
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Bolton: America Willing to Talk to Iran But Ready to Retaliate

White House National Security Adviser John Bolton said the United States is willing to talk to Iranian leaders to ease tensions but also is set for retaliatory action against Iranian military provocations. Bolton revealed in ...
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Inside the Ring: War College Cancels Speaker on Islam

A Muslim activist group has pressured the U.S. Army War College into postponing a speech by Ray Ibrahim, an expert on the historical roots of Islamic terrorism, after the group falsely labeled him as a ...
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China Tests New Sub-Launched Strategic Missile

China conducted a flight test of its newest strategic submarine-launched missile, the JL-3, coinciding with the visit to Asia earlier this month by Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan. American defense officials confirmed that U.S. intelligence ...
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Inside the Ring: Obama and Russian Collusion

Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul provided new clues recently about a controversial open-mic comment in 2012 by President Obama, widely viewed as secret collusion to limit U.S. missile defenses. A boom microphone overheard ...
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FBI Counterintelligence Is Focus of Trump Campaign Spying Probe

The ongoing special Justice Department investigation into improper spying on the Trump campaign in 2016 highlights key failings by the FBI's once-storied counterintelligence division. Two senior counterintelligence officials no longer with the bureau are among ...
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Pompeo Calls on China to Disclose Tiananmen Massacre Details

Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz Follow @BillGertzJune 4, 2019 5:00 am Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on China Sunday to make a full accounting of the use of military tanks and troops in killing ...
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House Democrats Seek to Kill Small Nuclear Warhead

Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz Follow @BillGertzJune 4, 2019 5:00 am Anti-nuclear Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee are attempting to kill the Trump administration's use of small nuclear warheads on missiles in proposed ...
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Trump Seeks to Add China to New Arms Treaty

U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping / Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz Follow @BillGertzJune 3, 2019 5:00 am The Trump administration wants China included in arms control talks on extending the 2010 ...
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DIA: China Doubling Nuclear Warhead Arsenal

DIA Director Army Lt. Gen. Robert P. Ashley / Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz Follow @BillGertzMay 31, 2019 5:00 am China is rapidly expanding its nuclear forces with new missiles, submarines, and bombers and will ...
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Inside the Ring: President Slaps DNI

Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats / Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz Follow @BillGertzMay 30, 2019 8:31 pm President Trump’s recent order conferring new intelligence power on Attorney General William Barr was a slap at ...
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Chinese Video Urges War With U.S.

Chinese President Xi Jinping / Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz Follow @BillGertzMay 29, 2019 5:00 am China's Communist Party-controlled media stepped up a war of words with the United States recently urging an escalation of ...
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Young Patriotic Town Makes Priority Out of Honoring Nation’s Fallen on Memorial Day

The town of Anthem, Arizona, founded in 1999, has made one of its top values honoring those who have served in the nation’s military and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve its ...
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Trump’s Acting DOD Secretary Weighs In on a Cloud Contract Conservatives Loathe

Military Politics US News WJ Wire Drew Angerer / Getty ImagesActing Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's stance on the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure could roil conservatives who believe it’s a bad idea to unify cloud services ...
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‘Decorating the Graves of Comrades’: Memorial Day Celebrated More Than 150 Years Ago

Military US News WJ Wire Pablo Martinez Monsivais / APAmerican flags adorn grave markers at the United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery in Washington. It was the first national cemetery and is the ...
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VOA Fires Two More Reporters for Chinese Dissident Interview

Guo Wengui / Ellen Dubin Photography BY: Bill Gertz Follow @BillGertzMay 23, 2019 5:00 am The official Voice of America radio has fired two more reporters for their role in a broadcast interview with a ...
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Pentagon Confirms It Does In Fact Investigate Reports of UFOs

Military Science and Tech US News WJ Wire iStock / Getty ImagesA spokesman has come forward saying that the Pentagon has been investigating reports of UFOs. (iStock / Getty Images) By Matt M. MillerPublished May ...
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‘American Taliban’ Terrorist Set To Go Home Early, Will Be Released This Week

Military Politics US News APTN / AP PhotoThis image made from television footage made in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, Saturday Dec.1, 2001, shows John Walker Lindh at right, claiming to be an American Taliban volunteer calling himself ...
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US Fighter Jets Intercept Russian Bombers Approaching American Airspace

Six Russian warplanes were intercepted by U.S. jets Monday after they flew into the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone in a tactic the commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command says will continue to ...
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Trump Hits Huawei With Export Controls

Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz Follow @BillGertzMay 21, 2019 5:00 am President Donald Trump indirectly targeted China's Huawei Technologies with a presidential order signed last week blocking telecommunications companies linked to foreign adversaries from selling ...
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Navy Again Sends Warship to Disputed S. China Sea

USS Preble / Wikimedia Commons BY: Bill Gertz Follow @BillGertzMay 21, 2019 4:59 am For the second time this month, a Navy warship conducted a freedom of navigation operation in the South China Sea designed ...
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Navy SEAL Turned Movie Star Opens Up About How Jesus Helped Him Climb Out of ‘Rock Bottom’

A retired U.S. Navy SEAL turned movie star is telling the story of how, after pursuing every other method to turn his life around, the gospel saved him when he was at his lowest. Remi ...
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Inside the Ring: Missile, Nuke Tests Detailed

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un / Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz Follow @BillGertzMay 16, 2019 8:09 pm SEOUL—New details emerged here regarding recent North Korean nuclear and missile tests, Inside the Ring has learned ...
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