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    Syria Superthread [merged]

    From last month: Assad's Hezbollah allies have new armored vehicles!  :o IHS Jane's 360 17 November 2016 An 85 mm KS-1 anti-aircraft gun is seen mounted on a GM during the Hizbullah parade in Al-Qusayr on 11 November. Columns of M113 APCs and T-72 and T-55 tanks can be seen in the...
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    "Rogue One: a Star Wars story" (official trailer released for Dec. 2016 movie)

    Thread bumped for anyone who wants to share what they think about the movie since it opened last night... Please put a "spoiler alert" above your posts if you can't restrain yourself from spilling the details of the movie.
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    Iran Super Thread- Merged

    Probably only a matter of time before a nuke accident happens in the Strait of Hormuz then? The Hill
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    UK's new Type 26 Frigates to be built in Scotland

    Australian SMEs to participate: Naval Today
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    US Election: 2016

    It was inevitable Trump would go after Bill on the home/final stretch of the election: Canadian Press
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    Australian navy's hunt for new sub to replace Collins class

    DCNS and Lockmart collaboration: Defense News
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    Syria Superthread [merged]

    Assad's forces turning the tide against IS? AFP via Yahoo News Reuters
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    Chinese Military,Political and Social Superthread

    A milestone that Mao would never have dreamed of happening to the PRC; Deng had other ideas which set the country on a different course than his CCP predecessors wanted. Reuters
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    New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy

    A look at Davie's changing fortunes: Montreal Gazette
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    "Terror"drama series depicts HMS Terror's crew in Sir Franklin's expedition

    People on other forums say this is more based on the novel "Terror" by Dan Simmons than the actual Sir Franklin expedition. ComingSoon.net Jared Harris (MAD MEN) will play Captain Francis Crozier, commander of the HMS Terror and the expedition's second in command. Ciaran Hines (GAME OF...
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    US vs OPEC "Oil War" (trade war)?

    Aside from the fact that the US Congress has chosen to override Obama's veto of the 9/11 which allows victims' families to sue the Saudis, Riyadh's huge budget deficit is another huge issue altogether: Moneyweb/Bloomberg In U-Turn, Saudis Choose Higher Prices Over Free Oil Markets Bloomberg
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    New RN CVFs/ Queen Elizabeth class carriers taking shape (updates)

    Huh?! A precursor to making the CVFs oversize LHAs without well decks? Defense News
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    Making Canada Relevant Again- The Economic Super-Thread

    Those who voted for Trudeau since they thought he was more "environmentally conscious" might punish him in the next election for this. They might well be voting for Elizabeth May next election.  ::) Let's see if this goes forward from here. As Rona Ambrose said, if I can recall correctly, this...
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    Billy Lynn's long halftime walk (movie on US Soldier in Iraq War)

    Another movie on a heroic US Soldier during the Iraq War: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (trailer)
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    Pan-Islamic merged mega thread

    Centuries after the Sunni-Shia Schism, little has changed: Reuters And the proxy war in Syria continues: Reuters
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    Philippine president Duterte wants to kick US SF troops out of Southern Phil.

    Duterte continues to create a rift between Washington and Manila while getting closer to China: Interaksyon Interaksyon
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    Satellites show Pakistan building new uranium enrichment facility- Sept.2016

    Cause for India to worry? Satellite imagery suggests Pakistan building uranium enrichment facility IHS Jane's 360 - 16 September 2016 Airbus Defence and Space imagery showing the progress of construction at the possible new uranium enrichment complex near Kahuta. Source: CNES 2015...
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    KC-Z Stealth tanker to be considered by USAF?

    From drone tankers mentioned recently to stealth ones: Defense News
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    Future USAF long-range strike bomber (LRS-B)

    Enter the "Raider" : Reuters
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    US Election: 2016

    The maker of Skittles isn't too happy: newsy video