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US admiral tries to reassure on Chinese naval build-up

The Australian Conservative

It was good to see that Admiral Roughead was in Australia this week meeting with America’s closest war-fighting ally over the past century. As he was there to reassure our Pacific partner, Roughead projected confidence by noting that the Chinese aircraft carrier threat in the Pacific would take years to develop as carrier operational skills are not learned overnight.

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From: The Daily Caller

By: Robert C. O'Brien


Australia must act to help protect the Pacific from Chinese dominance

Australian Conservative

The world is taking note of China’s claim that the country has “indisputable sovereignty over the South China Sea” and that the Yellow Sea is “pivotal to China’s core interests”. With such profound assertions made officially by government spokesmen – backed by a massive naval build up, the deployment of supposed “carrier killer” super missiles and aggressive tactics such as ramming and harassing foreign naval and coast guard ships in the South China Sea – demonstrate China’s apparent strategy to seize control of over a million square miles of the Pacific Ocean.

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GOP Candidates Give Lie to Liberals’ “Anti-Intellectual” Smears

The Daily Caller

Facing a wave election in which even White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has acknowledged the Democrats’ likely loss of the House of Representatives in November (analysis confirmed this week by Charlie Cook and Larry Sabato), the left, aided by its friends in the press, has unleashed its bi-annual assault on the intellectual bona fides of the GOP in an attempt to hang onto power.

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The Obama Administration's Cuts to The U.S. Navy Imperil Critical Missions

The Daily Caller

The United States Navy is drastically shrinking due to the serious cuts the Obama administration is making to the shipbuilding budget. As set forth in the Navy’s Quadrennial Defense Review, the service requires a minimum of 313 ships to accomplish its many missions. Today, however, the Navy is operating just 286 warships. Given President Obama’s plans to further cut the defense budget, the number of ships in the Navy is certain to continue to decline below even the current number with very negative consequences for the United States; one area that is significantly impacted is America’s amphibious assault capacity.

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