Tuesday, July 27

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Delivery of 3 more advanced US-made sub-hunting aircraft boosts India’s plans to take on China at sea

The US delivered two helicopters and a new maritime patrol plane to India earlier this month. The aircraft are some of the best sub-hunters available and will boost the Indian navy's capabilities. The deliveries come amid heightened tensions with China in the Indian Ocean region. LoadingSomething is loading. India received US-made helicopters a...
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What dodging North Korean missiles taught me about shooting down Kim Jong Un’s growing arsenal

A North Korean missile launch in August 2017 sent people in South Korea and Japan scrambling to bunkers. The missile broke up and fell into the Pacific, but North Korea's growing missile arsenal remains a concern. The US, South Korea, and Japan all have missile defenses, but stopping an incoming missile is no easy feat. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Satellite photos show China’s new aircraft carrier coming together quickly and reveals more about its design

Satellite imagery shows China has made significant progress on its new carrier in recent weeks. A CSIS analysis of the latest imagery said that certain aspects of the design can now be confirmed. Different from its predecessors, the ship has a flat flight deck and catapults. LoadingSomething is loading. China has made significant progress on it...
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With close military encounters on opposite sides of the world, Russia is sending a message to the West

Russia's military had close encounters with its US and European rivals in the Black Sea and the Pacific Ocean in June. The incidents and exercises were messages about Russia's military capabilities, experts told Insider. LoadingSomething is loading. Close encounters between Russia's mil...
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The US captured one of its most important military outposts from an enemy who didn’t even know it was at war

In June 1898, the US Navy sailed to Guam to capture the island from the Spanish. The Spanish, who didn't know they were fighting the US, surrendered the island without a fight. Guam is still a US territory, and it now hosts some of the US's most important military bases. See more stories on Insider's business page. In eight months of fighting in 1898, the US secured its status as a global power by defeating Spain in the Spanish-American War.Fought on two continents, the war had a number of important moments for the US military. It led to the independence of Cuba (with the US as the dominant power there) and to US control of Puerto ...
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In Australia, a former McDonald’s executive reinvented Kmart. Now Kmart ‘influencers’ are some of the most prolific creators on the Aussie internet.

By 2008, Kmart's performance was lagging in Australia. The former chief executive of McDonald's Australia took over, and the brand had a resurgence. A huge online fanbase arose, and its viral content raises questions about digital labor's value. See more stories on Insider's business page. The heavily abridged story of Kmart Australia goes like this: After opening its first store in Burwood, Victoria in 1969, Kmart expanded to become a mainstay of Australia's department store scene.Nestled between the upmarket Myer and David Jones, and cheaper two dollar store offerings, Kmart offered Australian households access to affordable esse...
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With tension rising in the Pacific, Australia is preparing to fight alongside the US and on its own

Australia has announced major investments in its own military capabilities, especially new weapons. Countries in the region bolster their militaries amid heightened tensions between the US and China. Australia is looking for "a combination of integration with the US and greater self-reliance," one expert told Insider. See more stories on Insider's business page. As China's growing military stokes concerns in the Indo-Pacific region, US allies are stepping up their own military modernization efforts.China's immediate neighbors, particularly Japan and Taiwan, get most of the attention when it comes to military modernization, but Aust...