Posted by: John Phoenix
|US Signs Deal to Give Israel Four Refueling Planes Needed to Bomb Iran
By Dave DeCamp,
The Pentagon signed a contract with Boeing on Thursday to supply Israel with four KC-46 refueling planes that are needed for potential Israeli strikes on Iran, although the aircraft won’t be delivered until at least 2025.
|Think COVID Has Stunted Growth? Try 30 Years of Conflict.
By Steven Simon,
The New York Times reported this morning that the pandemic reversed 20 years of progress in reading and math among elementary school students in the United States. Commentators emphasized the dire effect this would have on life prospects for these children and, by implication, the American economy at an especially challenging moment in its history.
|The Indo-Pacific Command Is All About “Containing” China Through India
By Andrew Korybko,
The US envisions India becoming a bulwark against China and functioning as Washington’s premier “Lead From Behind” partner in “containing” it, though it recognizes that it probably can’t sustain this role for too long unless it receives multilateral support, ergo the so-called “Quad” that also involves Japan and Australia and could unofficially be called the “Hex” through Vietnam and France’s participation as well.