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WATCH: World’s Largest Warship Docks At Israel’s Haifa Port

TEL AVIV – The mammoth USS George H.W. Bush warship, used for launching airstrikes in the region against the Islamic State, docked outside Israel’s Haifa port Saturday where it will remain over the duration of American Independence Day.

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China, Vietnam Seek to Restore Ties Broken by South China Sea Dispute

Chinese President Xi Jinping welcomed an envoy of the head of the Vietnamese Communist Party, Nguyen Phu Trong, to Beijing this week, urging Vietnam to seek strengthened ties with China after years fighting over territory in the South China Sea have exacerbated tensions between the two nations.

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South China Sea will be the Battleground of the Future

In this excerpt from “Asia’s Cauldron: The South China Sea And The End Of A Stable Pacific,” author Robert D. Kaplan, chief geopolitical analyst for Stratfor and former member of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board, explains how the region’s unique geography fosters aggression.

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Al Gore: CO2 Makes You Stupid

Al Gore thinks he might just have found the holy grail of climate change alarmism: a peer-reviewed study “proving” that carbon dioxide actually makes you stupid. Important piece by Joe Romm @thinkprogress on the direct, negative impact CO2 has on human

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Don’t Give Up the South China Sea

At high noon, on June 1, 1813, U.S. Navy Captain James Lawrence disembarked from Boston Harbor with his frigate, the U.S.S. Chesapeake, to do battle with British Commodore Phillip Broke’s H.M.S. Shannon. At the time, the United States—a burgeoning country just a few decades old—was at war with Great Britain over perceived violations of American rights by the world’s preeminent superpower on the high seas.

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Iran Navy Fires on Another Cargo Ship

CNN reports that five Iranian boats fired at Alpine Eternity, a Singapore cargo ship, in the Persian Gulf. It is the second time Iran has accosted a foreign ship in the gulf in the past month.

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Witch Hunt By Navy Brass Against Decorated Chaplain for Expressing Traditional Marriage View

Chaplin Wes Modder left the Marine Corps in 1990 and decided that he would follow the calling that God asked, to be a minister. He also wanted to continue serving his country, so he chose being a military chaplain. Now the U.S. Navy threatens to end his career as a decorated Chaplain for the Naval Special Warfare command, for expressing his view of being in favor of traditional marriage.