RAY ODIERNO is kind of a scary dude. No, I don’t mean the fact that the US Army chief of staff is an intimidating, 6-foot-6, medal-festooned package of intimidation. Rather, I’m referring to what he told the Senate Armed Services Committee earlier this week. “I believe this is the most uncertain I have seen the national security environment in my nearly 40 years of service,” … Continue reading Are threats to US bigger than ever? No
Since the end of the Cold War, Russia has been something of a mystery to the West. Two competing instincts, incorporating Russia into international institutions and “finishing the job” of marginalizing Moscow, have never coexisted peacefully. As a result, Western relations with Moscow have steadily declined over the last fifteen years. Leaders in the West are now asking: what comes next? I was in Moscow … Continue reading Do Russia and America have a future together?
…but Beijing doesn’t seem to take into account U.S. submarines. The bad news first. The People’s Republic of China now believes it can successfully prevent the United States from intervening in the event of a Chinese invasion of Taiwan or some other military assault by Beijing. Now the good news. China is wrong—and for one major reason. It apparently disregards the decisive power of America’s … Continue reading China Thinks It Can Defeat America in Battle…
This is why Chinese are extremely patriotic. They have been empire in the past and a well founded civilization for more than 5000 years. Their people will fight to death to defend Mother China, their determination and resilience is cultural and not motivated by any salary or payment, opposite to the values in the USA. In the vent of a World war the US army … Continue reading Could China beat the USA in a war?
A large asteroid making a pass by Earth this weekend is believed to be worth more than the entire economy of Japan and it’s got observers of the space mining industry (still more of a concept than an actual industry, really) looking to a near to medium-term future when we might be able to do more than just wave as it flies past. Asteroid 2011 … Continue reading ‘Trillion Dollar Baby’ Asteroid Has Wannabe Space Miners Salivating
Three weeks after the first supposed attack by Islamic State supporters in the US, in which two ISIS “soldiers” wounded a security guard before they were killed in Garland, Texas, the time has come to raise the fear stakes. In an article posted in the terrorist group’s English-language online magazine Dabiq (which as can be see below seems to have gotten its design cues straight … Continue reading ISIS Planning US Nuclear Attack In Next 12 Months: Report
What does the future hold for travel? Check-in by robot? Budget space flights? Virtual holidays? Flight comparison site Skyscanner is offering a glimpse of what the 2024 holiday experience could be like with its Future of Travel report. We’ve digested the findings and come up with a few ideas that we think would benefit the world of travel. But what would you like to see … Continue reading The future of travel: what will holidays look like in 2024?
AMERICA IS BECOMING MORE COLORFUL. The 2010 US Census predicted that whites would no longer be the majority race in America by 2043, but that statistic only tells a very small part of the tale: Not only are our demographics shifting, but our very conception of race is shifting as well. For their 125th anniversary issue, National Geographic hired famed portrait photographer Martin Schoeller to … Continue reading IS THIS WHAT AMERICANS WILL LOOK LIKE IN 2050?
IN 10 YEARS WE’VE GONE from scrambling around in foreign countries looking for pay phones to stopping by the internet cafe and using Skype. From paperback language guides to real-time translation apps. From travel agents’ offices to checking websites for weather forecasts, local cams, and building itineraries in seconds. From clunky analog photo / video equipment to waterproof cams that shoot in high definition and … Continue reading 12 WAYS TECHNOLOGY BREAKS DOWN BARRIERS FOR TRAVELERS
IT WAS 2006. I was a freshman. Facebook was huge. Full-length movies streamed instantly to my computer. My cell phone took 1.2 MP pictures. In other words, technology had never been more advanced. And that’s just it: by any measurement, we’re constantly living within the most advanced technological era of all time. Yet by the long list of aspirational technologies you’re about to read, you’d … Continue reading 10 WAYS TECHNOLOGY WILL CHANGE TRAVEL BY 2020