The USS Benfold has arrived at the Chinese port of Qingdao in an apparent move to build trust between the US and Chinese navies. The visit comes after a Hague tribunal angered Beijing by rejecting China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea.
It has been reported that Russian tanks have been spotted moving into occupied territory in Crimea, which was seized following an operation carried out by Vladimir Putin’s forces in 2014.
Witnesses have reported large amounts of Russian military hardware massing near the towns of Dzhankoy and Armyansk in northern Crimea, close to the border with Ukraine.
The Egyptian Ministry of Defence announced on August 4 that a Molnya-class missile corvette presented by Russia to the Egyptian navy in 2015 has been commissioned into service.
Following The Hague’s ruling that China’s activities in the South China Sea were illegal, Chinese Defense Minister, Chang Wanquan, has warned citizens to prepare for World War 3. The July 12th 2016 ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague says that China’s nine-dash-line claim in the South China Sea are invalid and unlawful. Since the ruling, China has promised to take all necessary measures in order to defy the ruling and protect its sovereignty.
Witnesses report large amounts of Russian military hardware have been massed near the towns of Dzhankoy and Armyansk in Crimea’s north, close to the administrative border with mainland Ukraine.
In fact, the chairman Xi invites the Russian leadership to take the next step. And to go from an economic and political alliance to a military-political alliance, capable not only of withstanding the challenges of the future, but also of assuming the leadership in the case of the collapse of the existing world order.
The Chinese defense minister has warned the tense situation in the South China Sea poses the threat of a direct confrontation and has called on the military, police and general population to be ready to defend the country’s territorial integrity.
As if a nuclear war is going to happen anytime soon, Russian President Vladimir Putin has launched an updated version of its nuclear-proof plane.
PRESIDENT Barack Obama has called Kim Jong-Un’s bluff by sending supersonic bombers to bases near North Korea – just days after the crackpot dictator’s declared war on America.
The United States’ nuclear triad relies on intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarines, and strategic bombers. The US Air Force, however, is concerned that its aging air-launched cruise missiles are unfit for modern conflict.