U.S. Challenges Beijing as China, Russia Prepare Drills

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Source: MSN The U.S. issued its latest challenge to Beijing over Taiwan on Sunday as Chinese and Russian fleets met for major exercises off China’s east coast, an area that has become a tense flashpoint between Beijing and Washington. Two American warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait—the 112-mile-wide body of water separating Taiwan from mainland China—on …

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Russia drops out of top 5 global military spenders while US and China up the ante

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Source: MSN Russia has dropped out of the top five countries with the largest defense spend for the first time since 2006, according to new international data Monday. Total world military expenditure rose to $1.8 trillion in 2018, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), marking an increase of 2.6% …

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