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Obama Lifts Vietnam Arms Sales, Dines With Anthony Bourdain

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 23, 2016 at 2:15pm 5/23/2016 at 2:15pm

President Barack Obama has lifted a five decade old arms ban against Vietnam as China Sea tensions continue to rise.

At a press conference with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, Obama said that he did not consider China’s aggression in the region...

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China Deploys Fighter Jets to Contested Island in South China Sea

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 4:15pm 2/25/2016 at 4:15pm

On Fox News Tuesday, U.S. officials announced China has deployed a series of fighter jets to a contested island in the South China Sea known as Woody Island. The news comes little more than a week after surface to air missiles were spotted via satellite on the same island.

Officials said U.S. intelligence has seen both...

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Did China Deploy Anti-Aircraft Missiles to Disputed Island?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:20pm 2/18/2016 at 7:20pm

China has deployed an advanced anti-aircraft missile system to a contested island in the South China Sea, Pentagon officials confirmed on Tuesday. The news came as President Obama concluded a two-day conference at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Sunnylands, California.

Satellite images from February 14 show several HQ-9 missile launchers lined along the...

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Manmade Island to Be China’s Newest Aircraft Carrier

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 7:30pm 1/6/2016 at 7:30pm
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China performed a series of test flights for the first time Saturday on a newly constructed runway in the South China Sea. The 3,000 meter airstrip sits atop a Fiery Cross Reef, an artificial island constructed by the Chinese in the Spratly Islands region. The airstrip is long enough to accommodate a variety of aircraft including...

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Who’s up for a Vietnamese Flash Mob singing Hine Mah Tov? (Psalm 133)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 11:35am 4/19/2015 at 11:35am
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I mentioned in a post last night that when Anatoly (Nathan) Sharansky arrived in Israel in 1986, the crowd sang Hene Mah Tov, the lyrics of which start with Psalm 133:

I.הִנֵּה מַה טוֹב = Hine mah tov
Behold how good

וּמַה נָּעִים = uMah-Nayim
and how pleasing

שֶׁבֶת אָחִים גַּם יַחַד = shevet achim...

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Chinese territorial claims spark violent protests in Vietnam

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 5:30pm 5/18/2014 at 5:30pm

Tensions between China and Vietnam have recently escalated after more than two weeks of conflict over a territorial dispute in the South China Sea.

From CNN:

China has evacuated more than 3,000 of its citizens from Vietnam and is sending ships to retrieve more of them after deadly anti-Chinese violence erupted last week...

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