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Russians Fly Strategic Bombing Runs and Sub Penetration Against U.S.

T5noel Wrote: Aug 16, 2012 9:01 AM
Looks like Romney was not too far off with his comments on their danger to this country. Putin is not a man to be trifled with.
grannykk Wrote: Aug 16, 2012 10:10 AM
Putin is stuck in a cold war mentality. He is wasting a lot of Russian revenue defending against WHAT? Meanwhile, his people are very much in need.

China-North Korea: Update. China's Commerce Ministry announced it signed agreements with North Korea on joint development of economic zones. The agreements cover the setting up and operation of management committees in the zones in North Korea, electricity supply in one of them, and agricultural cooperation.

Comment: The revised or new agreements appear scaled back from more elaborate schemes announced two years ago. The pace looks more measured and cautious and China appears to be assisting North Korea, rather than taking the lead. Both sides...