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Russian sailors at a farewell ceremony for the departure of the nuclear-powered cruiser "Peter the Great" to at-sea military exercises, in the town of Severomorsk, March 30, 2010.

These are the 25 most powerful militaries in the world in 2018

A new report ranked the military power of 136 countries, taking into account 55 facets of conventional power. These are the 25 most powerful.
A U.S. Marine with 7th Engineer Support Battalion, Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force 7, secures concertina wire onto the California-Mexico border at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry in California, Nov. 18, 2018.

Trump administration reportedly authorizes US troops to use lethal force at the border as migrant caravan approaches

The White House has reportedly sent a memo to the Pentagon authorizing troops at the border to defend Customs and Border Protection officials from violence.

Trump torches allies, threatens NATO pullout after tense WWI memorial trip to Paris

President Donald Trump lamented the money the US has spent protecting other countries, saying it gained nothing from the alliances but "Deficits and Losses."
A possible prototype image of China's mysterious H-20 bomber.

China’s mysterious H-20 bomber has a nuclear mission, but that’s got nothing on its real threat

The H-20's concept fits China's nuclear posture as more of a credible conventional strike platform meant to beat the US back in the Pacific.

Iranian intelligence reportedly used Google to crack a CIA communications system, leading to ‘dozens’ of deaths

A newly revealed CIA breach by Iran that left dozens dead was made much worse through a simple Google search.

Shipyard crane accident smashes 214 square foot hole in Russia’s only aircraft carrier

The Kuznetsov now has a massive 214 square foot hole in its hull after a power issue flooded its dry dock and sent a crane crashing down it.
As many as 17 of these limited-run $140 million top fighter jets could be beyond repair.

US Air Force’s F-22, F-35 stealth fighters devastated by mother nature and freak accidents

Even if all F-35s and F-22s turn out fine, the loss to Tyndall Air Force Base, where stealth fighter training takes place, represents a huge setback to US air dominance on par with losing a big battle.
A US Air Force B-2 Spirit deployed from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii.

US F-22s and B-2 bombers complete new training to show China they won’t back down

While Beijing increasingly takes a militaristic line toward Washington, the US Air Force made the purpose of its new training explicit, with stealth nuclear bombers and fighter jets built to counter threats like Beijing's South China Sea fortress.
Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy recruits chant slogan during a parade to mark the end of a semester at a military base of the North Sea Fleet, in Qingdao, Shandong province December 5, 2013.

Beijing calls US B-52 flights a provocation as military tensions heat up in the South China Sea

The US said that the flight on Thursday was "nothing out of the ordinary." But China, which is rapidly militarizing the South China Sea,said the flight was a "provocative action" which could prompt serious countermeasures.