A more apt comparison is between the America of the early 2000s and the Britain of the early 1900s. Is the United States repeating the United Kingdom’s decline, but on a larger scale?
In one area, the answer is clearly no. A century ago, most of the consumers and resources of the British Empire were [...]
“Alaska is kind of beyond the Lower 48 and probably the first stop for any Chinese adventurism,” he said.
That’s not an unrealistic concern, Begich said.
Begich said he’s had briefings he can’t talk about, but the Department of Defense is concerned as well.
“There’s a reason the Defense Department is moving to an Asia-Pacific [...]
Gary Samore, a top Obama administration national security official, warned of new sanctions if North Korea conducted a third round of nuclear tests on Monday, as reports surfaced that North Korea has miniaturized its nuclear warheads so they can be delivered by ballistic missile.
North Korea’s last round of tests, conducted in May 2009, appear [...]
In all, more than one-third of all counties in the lower 48 states are at high risk of water shortages by mid-century as climate change combines with growing population, the study found. California, Arizona, Nevada and Colorado also make the list of severely water-threatened areas.
An estimated $100 billion in crops needed for food, fuel [...]