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US forces in Djibouti have accused nearby Chinese troops of harassing pilots and even trying to sneak into their base
Since the U.S. and Chinese militaries became neighbors in the small African country of Djibouti, they haven't been getting along very well.
An F-35 stealth fighter is still missing somewhere in the Pacific — here's everything the US military has sent to find it
This article originally appeared on Business Insider.
It's been nearly three weeks since a Japanese F-35 crashed in the Pacific, but the US and Japan have yet to recover the missing stealth fighter.
The US has been getting 'its ass handed to it' in simulated war games against Russia and China, analysts say
In war games simulating a high-end fight against Russia or China, the U.S. often loses, two experienced military war-gamers have revealed.
"In our games, when we fight Russia and China, 'blue' gets its ass handed to it," David Ochmanek, a RAND warfare analyst, explained at the Center for a New American Security on Thursday, Breaking Defense first reported. U.S. forces are typically color-coded blue in these simulations.
"We lose a lot of people. We lose a lot of equipment. We usually fail to achieve our objective of preventing aggression by the adversary," he said.
The U.S. is pulling its troops out of Syria, but some U.S. forces may be staying behind at a remote outpost as a check on hostile Iranian activity, Foreign Policy reported Friday.
Tom note: Here is the second entry in our 10 Long March posts for 2018, the 9th most-read item of the year, which originally ran on May 10, 2018. These posts are selected based on what's called 'total engaged minutes' (the total number of time spent reading and commenting on an article) rather than page views, which the T&P; editors see as a better reflection of Long March reader interest and community. Thanks to all of you for reading, and for commenting--which is an important part of this column.