Death of Asylum Seekers Spark Renewed Outrage over Australian Government’s Ineffective Refugee Policy
Jun22

Death of Asylum Seekers Spark Renewed Outrage over Australian Government’s Ineffective Refugee Policy

Updates After retrieving a total of 17 bodies, authorities have wrapped up all search and recovery operations. Since last week another vessel has capsized on its way to Christmas Island. The boatload of 130 passengers included two infants and a toddler and a person that required a wheelchair. Four people drowned before emergency services could reach them. Despite two days worth of impassioned discussion and accusations between the...

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The Last American Push In Afghanistan
Apr17

The Last American Push In Afghanistan

Updates Australia vowed in an apparent U-turn Thursday to keep combat troops in Afghanistan through 2014 after Prime Minister Julia Gillard had indicated they would come home earlier than planned. Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr and Defence Minister Stephen Smith made the pledge during talks with NATO counterparts to fine-tune the coalition’s plan to hand security control to Afghans over the next two years. Progress in...

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Take This China!
Apr05

Take This China!

The United States Marines have finally landed in Darwin, Australia where they will be doing quite a bit of training but at the same time reminding China who the worlds number 1 super power is. A group of about 200 Marines have arrived in Australia’s Northern Territory and later this year about 2,300 more Marines will be joining them for year long deployment on the one island the Marines are likely not going to want to leave. The...

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China Is Seeking Out Conflict
Sep22

China Is Seeking Out Conflict

China is frequently doubling the amount of money it spends annually on its military but as of yet it’s not battle tested. It seems that China is wanting to change that and they’re looking to reclaim someone they still claim; Taiwan. Just a few years ago Taiwan dominated militarily especially in the Taiwan strait but with China unveiling an aircraft carrier and re-positioning troops just across the way from Taiwan the...

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Asia Races To Arm Itself
Feb14

Asia Races To Arm Itself

Below is an excerpt from The Wall Street Journal and it is an incredibly in depth article that I’d highly recommend. The article thoroughly explains the new arms race that is taking place in Asian countries who are desperate to defend themselves from a growing China. The article features interactive graphs and information that should scare nations like Japan who has had disputes with China. At Mazagon Dock near the southern tip...

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