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Modi’s Visit A Chance For Obama To Improve Relationship, Enlist India In His Asia Policy
September 30, 2014
Modi’s Visit A Chance For Obama To Improve Relationship, Enlist India In His Asia Policy. President Obama welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House on Monday for their first face-to-face meeting as the administration seeks to revive the stagnant relationship between the nations and enlist Asia’s largest democracy in its broader regional strategy. Modi was received by the president at a lavish working dinner on Monday night even though the prime minister was on a religious f... More
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Forbes Releases Statement on Prime Minister Modi's Visit to the United States
September 30, 2014
Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, released the following statement regarding Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States: “Expanding India’s role in the U.S. rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region should be a priority for the Administration and Congress. Given India’s strategic interests, geographic location, and shared values with the United States, Washington and New Delhi should be natural... More
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Let’s talk about reliability
September 29, 2014
Let's talk about the importance of reliability. We rely on our cars to start in the morning when we head off to work. We rely on our refrigerators to keep our food fresh and unspoiled. We rely on our electricity to keep our homes powered. We rely on our phones to connect us to loved ones, whether we are traveling or trying to meet up. Most of these are modern conveniences that make our lives easier. We could generally continue to function in our lives if they ceased to work. But by and large, we... More
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China's Deadly Miscalculation in the Making
September 29, 2014
China's Deadly Miscalculation in the Making. China thinks it can defeat America without battle. Mr. Axe’s otherwise excellent article (“China Thinks It Can Defeat America in Battle”) starts with one huge non sequitur. The bad news first. The People’s Republic of China now believes it can successfully prevent the United States from intervening in the event of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan or some other military assault by Beijing (emphasis mine). Let’s call that assertion—with which I totally agre... More
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Forbes Holds Seniors Toolkit Seminars in Chesterfield and Chesapeake
September 25, 2014
Washington, DC - Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) is hosting a free Seniors Toolkit Seminar on October 8th and October 10th, in Chesterfield and Chesapeake, Va. The seminars are free and open to all seniors in the Fourth District who are interested in gaining insight and information into organizing their personal information and financial documents, as well as safeguarding their important information in today’s digital world. WHO: Congressman Randy Forbes, all interested constituents in the F... More
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China Thinks It Can Defeat America in Battle
September 24, 2014
China Thinks It Can Defeat America in Battle. The bad news first. The People’s Republic of China now believes it can successfully prevent the United States from intervening in the event of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan or some other military assault by Beijing. Now the good news. China is wrong—and for one major reason. It apparently disregards the decisive power of America’s nuclear-powered submarines. Moreover, for economic and demographic reasons Beijing has a narrow historical window in which... More
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