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China Set to Test New Aircraft Carrier

RedRum Wrote: Apr 27, 2013 10:45 AM
In the long term, Chinese naval power may be a challenge and a threat. However, the nation is generations behind the global capabilities of the world's greatest navy - the US Navy. As long as Democrats are not allowed to further decimate military funding, America's navy - with its 11 carriers (all twice the size of these "glorified ski boats" China is constructing (following the example of old Soviet-era carriers, which were NEVER on US Navy carrier levels), the US Navy will remain the pre-emminent global naval force. Our "allies" like Japan and even Australia might want to consider "helping" the defense and protection of the region with carriers of their own.

North Korea: North Korean, South Korean and Japanese media reported details of the ceremonies in Pyongyang on 25 April to commemorate the 81st anniversary of the founding of the Korean People's Army (KPA).  Kim Jong Un, the Supreme Commander of the KPA, presided and took the salute and parade of troops. The event took place at the mausoleum where his grandfather and father are buried. It was closed to the public.

 

Comment: No doubt, KPA Founder's Day ceremonies prevented North Korea from responding to South Korea's invitation to hold low...