The first global cyber warfare will flareup this year, warns economist Nouriel Roubini
Washington: ‘The United States has imposed sanctions against Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea and these countries cannot retaliate against the United States in conventional warfare. Therefore, the countries will use unconventional war techniques to stop the United States. That will cause the first flareup of a global cyberwar’, Economist Nouriel Roubini warned. Also, Roubini cautioned that the Presidential elections in the United States this year would be a crucial stage of the cyberwar. Only last year, the US cyber command had indicated that the threat of cyberattacks from Russia, China, Iran and North Korea had risen.
Roubini is a senior Professor in the New York University and a founder of an economic advisory company. During Barack Obama and Bill Clinton’s presidency, he worked with US administration in the capacity of an economist and advisor. Currently, Nouriel Roubini, who is a member of the advisory committee at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is recognised as a leading economist in the country. His prediction, which was made two years before the economic recession had hit the United States in 2008-09, created a sensation.
The US will lose its military domination unless the nuclear weapons are modernised, warns senior US official
Washington: Admiral Charles Richard, chief of the US Strategic Command warned ‘Russia and China are increasing their nuclear might tremendously. In this scenario, if the United States did not invest intelligently in its nuclear program, we will come to such a turn that it will not be possible to return. The United States will lose its military domination for a long period.’ Admiral Richard suggested that the United States should modernise the strength of launching a nuclear strike from air, land and sea.
Admiral Richard asked for more military funds while talking in front of the Armed Services Committee of the US House of Representatives. If you want to dominate countries like Russia and China, having huge nuclear arsenals, the United States must modernise its nuclear weapons. Admiral Richard appealed to the US Congress for more funding for this purpose. At the same time, the Strategic Command Chief said that there should not be any prevarication while modernising the nuclear might.
US will lag behind China on the military front because of the lack of revolutionary research, advises renowned US entrepreneur Elon Musk
Washington: – The Chinese economy can become double the size of the United States at some time. Renowned entrepreneur Elon Musk suggested that if the United States intends to dominate the world as the military superpower, there is an immediate need for some revolutionary research in the defence sector. Musk retorted that in the absence of such research, the United States could be pushed to a secondary position on the international level.
A special conference was organised by the US air force at Orlando in the United States. Senior US air force officials interviewed Musk during the conference. Musk answered questions pertaining to the air force and space sector. Senior officials from the US air force endorsed the statements made by Musk.
Chinese destroyer attacks US surveillance aircraft with laser, accuses US Pacific fleet
Pearl Harbour: The tension between the US and Chinese navies in the Pacific Ocean region is increasing. The US navy accused that a Chinese destroyer attacked a P-8A Poseidon, surveillance aircraft of the United States with a laser. This attack took place near the Guam base of the US Navy, in the Pacific Ocean. Therefore, US analysts claimed that China is posing a challenge to US domination in the sector with this attack.
The US Pacific Fleet at the Hawaiian Islands accused the Chinese navy, in the information published. Last week, a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft was on a routine patrolling mission, as per schedule, in the Pacific airspace. When the aircraft was nearly 380 Kilometres from the Guam island, a Chinese Luyang 3 class destroyer, sailing through the Pacific region, launched a laser attack.
US imposes sanctions against Chinese, Russian and Turkish companies assisting Iran missile program
Washington: The US Department of state-imposed sanctions against 13 companies and individuals for assisting Iran missile program, in violation of the sanctions imposed by the United States. The US department of state declared that these companies and individuals are connected to China, Russia, Turkey and Iraq. At the same time, the United States warned that it would also be taking some tough measures to stop the Iranian missile program.
The US department of state announced fresh sanctions on Tuesday. In the year 2000, sanctions were imposed against Iran, North Korea and Syria under the non-proliferation regulations. In these, permission was denied for any entity to assist these three countries for their missile manufacture and development programs. But the United States accused that Chinese, Russian, Turkish and Iraqi companies and individuals were assisting Iran.
US should prepare for a military confrontation with China, warns Pentagon official
Washington: Senior Pentagon official Chad Sbragia issued a grave warning that ‘The United States must prepare itself for an impending military conflict with China by developing new and advanced weapons, strengthening ties with allies and enhancing the efficiency of the defence forces. Improving military might will be a long-term process for the United States. The United States must remain agile and smart as the stakes of the challenge of conflict with China, in other words, are formidable.’
‘China’s People’s Liberation Army is gaining strength by the day. China is growing its military strength in line with its ambition to become the global superpower. Especially, the Chinese military activities in the Indo-Pacific region are a growing cause for concern’, Chad Sbragia, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defence for China said. Sbragia issued the warnings on the growing Chinese threat while talking to the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
USS America equipped with F-35B stealth fighter jets reaches Thailand
Bangkok: USS America, equipped with the super-advanced F-35B stealth fighter jets and USS Green Bay, reached Thailand on Saturday. Both the countries announced that these warships would be participating in the 11 day long naval exercises with the Thai navy. Meanwhile, it is reported that China has been building a secret military base in Cambodia, the neighbour of Thailand. Against this background, the exercises of the amphibious aircraft carrier USS America equipped with F-35B fighter jets, in Thailand, are considered important.
The US and Thai navy hold ten days long, Cobra Gold war exercises every year. Like every year, this year too, the United States has sent its marines’ unit for these exercises. This year the exercise will be conducted for 11 days from 25th February to 6th March. The United States has sent its super-advanced amphibious aircraft carrier USS America for this exercise.
US takes stern action against China’s state-media, accuses it of running Chinese Communist Party agenda in US
Washington/Beijing: The US Department of State has charged five leading Chinese news agencies of being agents of the Communist regime. All these five news outlets operating in the United States will be termed as foreign agents. At the same time, the US State Department instructed China’s state-run media to submit personal information of the employees working in the United States to the Trump Administration.
The US State Department has served notices to the Chinese news agencies, Xinhua, China Global Television Network (CGTN news channel) China Radio International, China Daily Distribution Corporation and Hai Tian Development. The United States has accused China of implementing its agenda in the United States through the agencies. Also, that they were being misused for the Chinese propaganda.