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Tejas Stalker
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Submarine Deal Gives Post-Brexit Britain Its Moment on the Global Stage
https://nyti.ms/3kl2tWc

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Australia says France knew of 'grave' submarine concerns
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/australia-says-france-knew-of-grave-submarine-concerns/ar-AAOBhNJ

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Australia Reminds France It's Always Supported Them Amid U.S. Submarine Deal Dustup
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/australia-reminds-france-it-s-always-supported-them-amid-u-s-submarine-deal-dustup/ar-AAODTVJ

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Australia Badly Needs Nuclear Submarines
https://foreignpolicy.com/2021/09/20/australia-aukus-nuclear-submarines-china/

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France declares ‘crisis of trust’ over U.S. role in submarine deal
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/france-declares-crisis-of-trust-over-u-s-role-in-submarine-deal/ar-AAOEeNN

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Australian documents showed French submarine project was at risk for years
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/australian-documents-showed-french-submarine-project-was-at-risk-for-years/ar-AAOF0To

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I think China is accelerating things no matter what. They want to reclaim Taiwan.

China could accelerate military efforts in response to U.S.-Australia submarine deal, analyst says
https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/21/australia-us-submarine-deal-may-prompt-china-to-expand-military-capabilities.html

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AUKUS nuclear submarine deal is an 'exceedingly dangerous' path, says professor
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/aukus-nuclear-submarine-deal-is-an-exceedingly-dangerous-path-says-professor/vi-AAOEtFy

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Australia's nuclear-powered submarine deal is fueling anger in the country. Here's why
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/australia-s-nuclear-powered-submarine-deal-is-fueling-anger-in-the-country-here-s-why/ar-AAOzvTC

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  07:00:14  29 September 2021
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World news & Current affairs ( World Shipping edition )

Container ships now piling up at anchorages off China’s ports
https://www.freightwaves.com/news/container-ships-now-piling-up-at-anchorages-off-chinas-ports

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Boris Johnson puts army on standby amid fuel supply crisis
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/boris-johnson-puts-army-on-standby-amid-fuel-supply-crisis/ar-AAOSTsN

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UK puts military on standby as panic buying hits fuel supplies
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/uk-puts-military-on-standby-as-panic-buying-hits-fuel-supplies/ar-AAOSVhC

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Cargo ship logjam is causing shortages as holiday shopping season looms:

A growing logjam of cargo ships at major ports on both coasts is causing shipping delays and supply shortages for businesses large and small across the country.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/peopleandplaces/cargo-ship-logjam-is-causing-shortages-as-holiday-shopping-season-looms/vi-AAORKU5

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The reason your Christmas is going to cost more this year: Huge backlog of SIXTY TWO container ships wait to dock at America's biggest port as global supply chain crunch hits home
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10021705/Massive-backlog-62-container-ships-LA-port-Americans-buying-strength.html

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Stalled ships, stressed crews: Covid buying boom overwhelms LA ports
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/11/la-ports-stalled-ships-stressed-crews-covid-buying-boom

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A record number of cargo ships are stuck outside LA. What’s happening?
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/a-record-number-of-cargo-ships-are-stuck-outside-la-what-s-happening/ar-AAOJ1p1

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Why a record number of container ships are backed up off the coast of California
https://www.popsci.com/technology/record-breaking-container-ships-awaiting-entry/

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A Record Number Of Cargo Ships Are Stuck Outside Of California As Ports Can't Keep Up
https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/a-record-number-of-cargo-ships-are-stuck-outside-of-california-as-ports-can-t-keep-up/ar-AAOSve0

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More than 60 container ships wait to dock as log jam hits Port of LA
https://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/news/more-than-60-container-ships-wait-to-dock-as-log-jam-hits-port-of-la/ar-AAONFuE

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LA port backup grows to record 62 ships as supply chain crunch worsens
https://nypost.com/2021/09/25/la-port-backup-grows-to-62-ships-in-supply-chain-crunch/

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Cargo ships can’t unload, so keep waiting for that new RV or its parts for repairs
https://www.rvtravel.com/cargo-ships-cant-unload-1019b/

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  09:35:26  1 October 2021
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It's official. China's manufacturing industry is in trouble
https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/30/economy/china-factories-growth-intl-hnk/index.html

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The workers who keep global supply chains moving are warning of a 'system collapse'
https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/29/business/supply-chain-workers/index.html

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Asian factories stagnate as China's slowdown, supply constraints hit
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/asian-factories-stagnate-as-china-s-slowdown-supply-constraints-hit/ar-AAP1l1Z?ocid=msedgntp

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SOS: Stranded and shattered seafarers threaten global supply lines
https://www.reuters.com/world/sos-stranded-shattered-seafarers-threaten-global-supply-lines-2021-07-20/

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Chipmakers Scold Automakers on Chip Shortage, Tell Them to Get With the Times
https://www.autoevolution.com/news/chipmakers-scold-automakers-on-chip-shortage-tell-them-to-get-with-the-times-170203.html

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Feds Taking a Harder Stance on Chip Shortage, May Suspect Hoarding
https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a37727004/feds-dpa-chip-shortage-auto-manufacturing/

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  21:55:33  2 October 2021
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World news & Current affairs ( China edition )

The question is not 'Will China invade Taiwan?', but 'When?'

China sends more aircraft toward Taiwan, one day after largest ever incursion
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-sends-more-aircraft-toward-taiwan-one-day-after-largest-ever-incursion/ar-AAP4JWw

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Defense & National Security — Chinese aggression ramps up
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/defense-national-security-chinese-aggression-ramps-up/ar-AAP3eNy

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Taiwan scrambles aircraft after China sends 25 jets into air defense zone
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/taiwan-scrambles-aircraft-after-china-sends-25-jets-into-air-defense-zone/ar-AAP2LR6

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China Continues Taiwan Flybys With 20 More Jets Seen Saturday
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-steps-up-taiwan-flybys-as-38-warplanes-enter-defense-zone/ar-AAP2QT7

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That's exactly what the Japanese said 80 years ago before they attacked the US:

China Blames U.S. for 'Provocation' That Creates 'Difficulties' for Both Militaries
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-blames-u-s-for-provocation-that-creates-difficulties-for-both-militaries/ar-AAP0nLY

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China tells NATO chief that allies should stay out of the Indo-Pacific
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-tells-nato-chief-that-allies-should-stay-out-of-the-indo-pacific/ar-AAOVr0f

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Taiwan says needs long-range weapons to deter China
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/taiwan-says-needs-long-range-weapons-to-deter-china/ar-AAOR72b

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China’s biggest airshow to highlight military prowess
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-s-biggest-airshow-to-highlight-military-prowess/ar-AAOQZ26

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China Fighters and Bombers Return to Skies Around Taiwan: Defense Ministry
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-fighters-and-bombers-return-to-skies-around-taiwan-defense-ministry/ar-AAOJKgm

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Tensions rise as Beijing steps up military presence in South China Sea
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/tensions-rise-as-beijing-steps-up-military-presence-in-south-china-sea/vi-AAORXzO

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China Condemns U.K.'s 'Evil Intentions' With Taiwan Strait Warship Mission
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-condemns-u-k-s-evil-intentions-with-taiwan-strait-warship-mission/ar-AAOSdat

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China's Xi warns of 'grim' Taiwan situation in letter to opposition
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-s-xi-warns-of-grim-taiwan-situation-in-letter-to-opposition/ar-AAOPrkh

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  08:04:37  4 October 2021
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Pandora papers: biggest ever leak of offshore data exposes financial secrets of rich and powerful

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/oct/03/pandora-papers-biggest-ever-leak-of-offshore-data-exposes-financial-secrets-of-rich-and-powerful

my prediction is that this will change absolutely nothing.
  15:59:27  4 October 2021
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---QUOTATION---
Pandora papers: biggest ever leak of offshore data exposes financial secrets of rich and powerful

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/oct/03/pandora-papers-biggest-ever-leak-of-offshore-data-exposes-financial-secrets-of-rich-and-powerful

my prediction is that this will change absolutely nothing.
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I'm sure it will result in more monitoring and regulation of normal bank clients ('know your customer'). It will absolutely not result in problems for the same politicians that create tax evasion laws.

The Guardian article appears cautious, perhaps they're scared? They talk vaguely about:

- 35 world leaders,
- 300 other public officials such as government ministers, judges, mayors and military generals in more than 90 countries,
- 100 billionaires as well as celebrities, rock stars and business leaders.

...but only name a few obscure, mostly non-westerners. The exception is Tony Blair, where The Guardian is anxious to emphasize that "Not everyone named in the Pandora papers is accused of wrongdoing."

Maybe news sites from non-Western countries will pick other names...
  18:26:35  4 October 2021
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Tyrannical New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian RESIGNS in Disgrace Following Corruption Probe
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/breaking-tyrannical-new-south-wales-premier-gladys-berejiklian-resigns-disgrace-following-corruption-probe/

Domino Effect: New South Wales Sinks Into Political Disarray and Chaos After Six Officials Including its Premier and Deputy Premier Exit
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/domino-effect-new-south-wales-sinks-political-disarray-chaos-six-officials-including-premier-deputy-premier-exit/
  03:31:07  6 October 2021
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World news & Current affairs ( Imperial China mega-thread )

This showed up in my newsfeed in just one day:

Taiwan "very concerned" that China will "launch a war" to take over
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/taiwan-very-concerned-that-china-will-launch-a-war-to-take-over/ar-AAP7yJY

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Tsai warns of 'catastrophic consequences' if Taiwan falls
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/tsai-warns-of-catastrophic-consequences-if-taiwan-falls/ar-AAP98fv

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China Has Sent Over 800 Flights Toward Taiwan Since Friday in Show of Force
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-has-sent-over-800-flights-toward-taiwan-since-friday-in-show-of-force/ar-AAP8x6A

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Overnight Defense & National Security — China steps up saber rattling
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/overnight-defense-national-security-china-steps-up-saber-rattling/ar-AAP8xwX

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China Warships Shadow U.S. and Allied Naval Groups in South China Sea
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-warships-shadow-u-s-and-allied-naval-groups-in-south-china-sea/ar-AAPawD7

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China acts more aggressive abroad as it cracks down at home
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-acts-more-aggressive-abroad-as-it-cracks-down-at-home/vi-AAPaoeV

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Taiwan president: Consequences of Chinese takeover would be 'catastrophic'
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/taiwan-president-consequences-of-chinese-takeover-would-be-catastrophic/ar-AAPabJt

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Taiwan Feeling 'Considerable Pressure' As China Warplanes Train Nearby
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/taiwan-feeling-considerable-pressure-as-china-warplanes-train-nearby/ar-AAP9Gzy

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Taiwan's special defence budget to go mostly on anti-ship capabilities
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/taiwan-s-special-defence-budget-to-go-mostly-on-anti-ship-capabilities/ar-AAP9fwQ

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Taiwan puts out propaganda video as China makes new record incursion into air zone
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/taiwan-puts-out-propaganda-video-as-china-makes-new-record-incursion-into-air-zone/vi-AAP9cHu

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Joe Biden Vows to Defend Senkaku Islands If Attacked by China
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/joe-biden-vows-to-defend-senkaku-islands-if-attacked-by-china/ar-AAP9Mmk

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China's warplane incursions near Taiwan explained
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-s-warplane-incursions-near-taiwan-explained/ar-AAP9hVG

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Tensions escalate between China and Taiwan
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/tensions-escalate-between-china-and-taiwan/vi-AAPam7j

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China sent 56 warplanes into Taiwan defense zone on Monday, Taipei says
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-sent-56-warplanes-into-taiwan-defense-zone-on-monday-taipei-says/ar-AAP7G8O

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  08:16:09  7 October 2021
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Global conflict over Taiwan ‘may be triggered at any time’, warns Chinese state media
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/global-conflict-over-taiwan-may-be-triggered-at-any-time-warns-chinese-state-media/ar-AAPc50A

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Taiwan-China situation 'most grim' in four decades:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/taiwan-china-situation-most-grim-in-four-decades-minister/ar-AAPbvmE

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What people are missing about China's incursions into the Taiwan Strait
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/why-china-is-flying-an-unprecedented-number-of-warplanes-near-taiwan/ar-AAPbtSr

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We Must Support Taiwan
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/we-must-support-taiwan/ar-AAPar2s

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Chinese jets menace Taiwan, pressuring U.S. support of island’s defenses
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/chinese-jets-menace-taiwan-pressuring-u-s-support-of-island-s-defenses/ar-AAPbO8u

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Taiwan's defense minister says China could be ready to mount a 'full-scale' invasion of island by 2025
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/taiwan-s-defense-minister-says-china-could-be-ready-to-mount-a-full-scale-invasion-of-island-by-2025/ar-AAPbUbx

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US warns China: Taiwan threats could trigger major accidental conflict
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/us-warns-china-taiwan-threats-could-trigger-major-accidental-conflict/ar-AAPcRzw

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Why China’s air force is provoking Taiwan
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/why-china-s-air-force-is-provoking-taiwan/ar-AAPd14c

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Why China Surged Nearly 150 Warplanes Near Taiwan
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/why-china-surged-nearly-150-warplanes-near-taiwan/ar-AAPdiHc

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Tensions flare as Chinese flights near Taiwan intensify
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/tensions-flare-as-chinese-flights-near-taiwan-intensify/ar-AAPcfkW

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Biden and Xi discuss Taiwan amid spike in cross-strait tensions
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/biden-and-xi-discuss-taiwan-amid-spike-in-cross-strait-tensions/ar-AAPb3tG

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Taiwan Says Pilots Will 'Never Strike First' as China Warplanes Buzz Island
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/taiwan-says-pilots-will-never-strike-first-as-china-warplanes-buzz-island/ar-AAPcPB8

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  20:00:34  8 October 2021
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World news & Current affairs ( China, China, China, Serbia )

Chinese State Newspaper Chief Says China Should Airstrike U.S. Forces in Taiwan
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/chinese-state-newspaper-chief-says-china-should-airstrike-u-s-forces-in-taiwan/ar-AAPfDnF

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China Levies New Threats at Reports of U.S. Commandos in Taiwan
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-levies-new-threats-at-reports-of-u-s-commandos-in-taiwan/ar-AAPfjlt

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China Warplanes a Warning to Taiwan's 'Foreign Supporters,' Diplomat Says
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-warplanes-a-warning-to-taiwan-s-foreign-supporters-diplomat-says/ar-AAPevJx

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Satellite images show China deployed fighter jets designed for electronic warfare to airbases near Taiwan
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/satellite-images-show-china-deployed-fighter-jets-designed-for-electronic-warfare-to-airbases-near-taiwan/ar-AAPeKoZ

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Beijing's relentless pressure on Taiwan is causing alarm in Washington
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/beijing-s-relentless-pressure-on-taiwan-is-causing-alarm-in-washington/ar-AAPfltA

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AUKUS: A game-changing move by President Biden to strengthen the US and our allies
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/aukus-a-game-changing-move-by-president-biden-to-strengthen-the-us-and-our-allies/ar-AAPcVIA

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Are Chinese incursions into Taiwan's air defense zone a prelude to war?
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/are-chinese-incursions-into-taiwan-s-air-defense-zone-a-prelude-to-war/ar-AAPhgDt

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Why China's military overflights of Taiwan are (probably) not a prelude to war
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/why-china-s-military-overflights-of-taiwan-are-probably-not-a-prelude-to-war/ar-AAPfqKD

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The challenge facing the National Defense Strategy
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/the-challenge-facing-the-national-defense-strategy/ar-AAPhwRT

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What is Serbia trying to achieve with its military buildup?
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/what-is-serbia-trying-to-achieve-with-its-military-buildup/ar-AAPcyUC

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