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9 Books From the 1930s That Resonate Today
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Hezbollah Readies for Next War Against Israel
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How a publishing error may have revealed China’s secret super missile
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Bruce Springsteen Rocked a Jersey Club Crowd With a Two-Hour Benefit Show
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9 Books From the 1930s That Resonate Today
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The Chinese aircraft carrier programme is the development, production and operation of aircraft carriers by China, primarily driven by the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). China has had ambitions to operate aircraft carriers since the 1970s, but at that time had never owned or operated an aircraft carrier before. Since 1985, China has acquired four
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  • On October 12, 539 BC, king of Persia, Cyrus the Great and its army entered the city of Babylon. It was not however, an easy task because Babylon’s walls were difficult to penetrate. The only way into the city was through one of its gates or through the Euphrates River. Cyrus decided to enter the city via the...
  • At about 2 a.m. local time, Iraqi forces invade Kuwait, Iraq’s tiny, oil-rich neighbor. Kuwait’s defense forces were rapidly overwhelmed, and those that were not destroyed retreated to Saudi Arabia. The emir of Kuwait, his family, and other government leaders fled to Saudi Arabia, and within hours Kuwait City had been captured and the Iraqis...
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