Chinese Navy Continues to Modernize. Quickly.

Type 052D VLS Luyang III DDG PLAN Chinese destroyer

Office of Naval Intelligence: China’s Fleet Advancing Faster Than US Expected The Chinese navy has 77 surface combatants, more than 60 submarines, 55 amphibious ships and about 85 missile-equipped small ships, according to the report first published by the U.S. Naval Institute. The report explains that more than 50 naval ships were “laid down, launched […]

United Nations

So Much for the UN Charade in Syria… If there’s one favor Russia and China have done for us all lately, it’s been to reduce the United Nations to glaring irrelevance in the Syria conflict. Due to these two, there has been no Security Council resolution proposing to deal with Syria, and it looks like […]

USS Stout headed for the Med

According to, the USS Stout (DDG 55) is headed toward the Mediterranean to bolster the US presence in the area. Just in case. It was previously reported that the carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) is going to be kept in the Indian Ocean after being relieved by the USS Truman (CVN 75). Just in […]

Lots of Job Openings for Swordsmen

A Lack of Swordsmen May Lead Saudis to Abolish Beheadings Is this what progress looks like in Saudi Arabia? The kingdom is considering ending execution by beheading in favor of firing squads, reports the Egyptian English-language news website Ahram Online. A committee consisting of representatives from the Ministries of Interior, Justice and Health says there […]