Tag: defense

Defense Department warns climate change will increase conflicts over water and food

Troops from three California National Guard companies search through a fire-devastated neighborhood on October 14, 2017 in Santa Rosa, California. David McNew | Getty Images Climate change poses a serious threat to U.S. military operations and will lead to new sources of global political conflict, the Department of Defense wrote in its new climate adaptation […]

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Prospects of Iran nuclear talks going smoothly are ‘bleak,’ Eurasia Group says

Official cars are seen outside Grand Hotel Wien after a session of meeting of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on “Iran nuclear deal talks” in Vienna, Austria on May 01, 2021. Askin Kiyagan | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Time may be running out for the U.S. and Iran to restart nuclear talks, […]

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Virgin Galactic stock takes off after FAA investigation ends

Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. shares jumped more than 9% in after-hours trading Wednesday, after the space-tourism company announced the end of an investigation into its first flight. Virgin Galactic SPCE, -3.55% said Wednesday that the Federal Aviation Administration has finished an inquiry into the company’s test flight with founder Richard Branson on board, which flew […]

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China’s aggression led to the formation of a new trilateral security pact, says defense expert

An increasingly aggressive and assertive China contributed to the formation of a new trilateral security partnership among the U.S., the U.K. and Australia, a defense expert told CNBC. The the new partnership, announced on Wednesday, seeks to strengthen stability in Indo-Pacific. The U.S. and U.K. will assist Australia in acquiring nuclear-powered submarines, which will allow […]

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