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China Ties to North Korean Ally Decline
October 22, 2014
China Ties to North Korean Ally Decline. Report says Beijing views U.S. as main regional threat. Once described as “closer than lips and teeth,” Chinese relations with fraternal communist ally North Korea declined to the lowest level in decades this year, according to a draft congressional report. “Sino-North Korean relations are at their lowest point in decades,” says the late draft of the annual U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission report. “This is driven largely by China’s frust... More
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Forbes: DHS Policy on Travel from Ebola-Affected Countries Insufficient
October 21, 2014
Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) issued the following statement in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s announcement today that all individuals traveling from Guinea, Liberia, or Sierra Leone to the U.S. will be required to travel through one of five major U.S. airports where additional Ebola screening measures have been implemented. “The additional restrictions that the Administration announced today are a minimal improvement over what we had in place yesterday, and far from su... More
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Forbes Releases Statement on the Retirement of Dr. Andrew Marshall
October 20, 2014
Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, released the following statement in response to the pending retirement of Dr. Andrew Marshall, Director of the Office of Net Assessment (ONA) at the Department of Defense: “For over four decades, Andy Marshall has been one of the United States’ leading national security thinkers, anticipating future threats and realizing opportunities that others often missed. Through the strat... More
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US, China pledge to “manage” differences
October 20, 2014
US, China pledge to “manage” differences. Ahead of President Obama’s visit to China next month, the U.S. and China pledged to “manage” their differences and cooperate on critical issues facing the world. Secretary of State John Kerry said the two countries are “working hard” together on Ebola, terrorism, and many more issues on Saturday as he started a second day of talks with Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi in Boston. “There are many issues that China and the United States are cooperating ... More
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America Must Face Up to the China Challenge
October 17, 2014
America Must Face Up to the China Challenge. Regular readers of the National Interest enjoy a rich flow of essays debating the consequences of China’s return as a great power and how U.S. policy makers should respond to the challenge China’s rise will create for U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific region and around the world. But elsewhere in Washington’s corridors of power and across the country, the subject of China’s rise, its implications for U.S. and regional security, and how U.S. foreign p... More
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What will history say?
October 17, 2014
For decades, we’ve been prepared. We’ve led. We’ve made innovative breakthroughs. We’ve made significant advances in trade, diplomacy, global trust, and modernization. We’ve protected the American way of life. But what will history say about our ability to take on the challenges of today? The National Defense Panel – a bipartisan group tasked with reviewing the future of national defense strategy, budgets, and reforms – offered stark conclusions: unless we change course from the failures of rece... More
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