Monthly Archives: October 2011

WORLD ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL SURVEYS Regional Economic Outlook: Middle East and Central Asia October 2011

WORLD ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL SURVEYS Regional Economic Outlook: Middle East and Central Asia October 2011 Regional Economic Outlook: Middle East and Central Asia (October, 2011): The Arab Spring holds the promise of improved living standards and a more prosperous future … Continue reading

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INFO-GRAPHIC: How the Average US Consumer Spends their Paycheck

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TOP 10 Countries with the MOST Public Debt as % of GDP 2011 (YTD)

France is taking a crash course in global recession 101 as it struggles to maintain its prized AAA credit rating and help support the European Union’s interconnected banking system. So far, the Gallic government has yet to start writing checks … Continue reading

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The P-791 Hybrid Air Vehicle by Lockheed Martin

The Lockheed Martin P-791 is an experimental aerostatic/aerodynamic hybrid airship developed by Lockheed Martin corporation. The first flight of the P-791 was on 31 January 2006 at the company’s flight test facility on the Palmdale Air Force Plant 42. It … Continue reading

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Overseas Base Closures; a Sign that the U.S. is closing up and heading home?

WASHINGTON — A pair of U.S. senators are calling for full review of the costs of overseas military bases, saying that closing dozens of the foreign facilities could save billions in wasteful spending. Sens. Jon Tester, D-Mont., and Kay Bailey … Continue reading

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The US Marine Corps is now COMPLETELY OUT of Iraq

UMM QASR, Iraq – Marines assigned to the Iraqi Marine Training Team 03 completed their mission and made history Oct. 14, as the last Marine team of Operation New Dawn to leave the country. The Marines, from Camp Pendleton Calif., … Continue reading

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Panetta Criticizes China for its lack of transparency, coupled with increasingly assertive activity in the East and South China Seas

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta lashed out and criticized China for it’s secretive expansion of its military power. At a question-and-answer session with U.S. and Japanese troops at Yokota, Panetta said that despite coming budget cuts … Continue reading

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China has successfully launched the Tiangong-1, a prototype laboratory for China’s 1st orbiting space station

China has successfully launched the Tiangong-1, a prototype laboratory for China’s very first orbiting space station. Witness  the launch that took place yesterday by viewing the video below and see how Beijing’s conquest of space is literally “taking off” and catching … Continue reading

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The Russian “Wild Card” in the Future of Eurasia…

If India is the “swing state” in Asia‘s future balance of power, as a prominent CIA 2005 report put it, New Delhi is well aware that Russia remains the wild card in the region. Medvedev and Singh signed more than … Continue reading

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