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Xi stresses structural reform of military

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged breakthroughs in reform of the country's armed forces by 2020, vowing to reorganize the current military administration structure and military command system.

China in talks with Djibouti over logistics support station

China is in talks with Djibouti about developing an infrastructure project offering logistics support to Chinese convoys, according to a Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Thursday.

Surviving pilot of Russian jet says no warning from Turkey

Surviving pilot of the downed Russian Su-24 said on Wednesday that no visual or video warning was received from the Turkish side, ruling out possibility of violating Turkish airspace.
Russia ramps up self-defense measures
Putin calls downing of Russian jet 'stab in the back'
• Turkey has 'no intention to escalate tension' with Russia

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With allies like these…

With trigger-happy allies like Russia and Turkey, the United States and NATO must be very careful in the Syrian conflict.


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