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White House adviser compares China trade talks to Cold War

Sep. 6, 2019 6:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow compared trade talks with China on Friday to the U.S. standoff with Russia during the Cold War. In other words, negotiations could continue for a long time. U.S. and Chinese officials have agreed to hold their next round of talks in Washington...

China vows to counter US deployment of midrange arms in Asia

Aug. 6, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Tuesday that it "will not stand idly by" and will take countermeasures if the U.S. deploys intermediate-range missiles in the Asia-Pacific region, which Washington has said it plans to do within months. The statement from the director of the foreign ministry's Arms Control...

Review: Novel reimagines US-Soviet space race

Aug. 5, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

"First Cosmic Velocity" (G.P. Putnam's Sons), by Zach Powers "First Cosmic Velocity" is a cleverly conceived and beautifully delivered novel that looks at the struggle for space supremacy from the Soviet side of the Cold War. As the U.S.-USSR battle unfolds in the book, a tug of war also ensues between the Soviet...

Esper: US to soon put intermediate range missile in Asia

Aug. 3, 2019 6:15 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he wants to deploy an intermediate range conventional missile in the Pacific region within months, now that the Trump administration has formally pulled out of a Cold War-era arms control treaty with Russia. Esper, however, added that it will likely take...

US to test new missile as arms treaty with Russia ends

Aug. 3, 2019 12:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the scrapping of a landmark arms control agreement Friday, the U.S. announced plans to test a new missile amid growing concerns about emerging threats and new weapons. U.S. officials said they are no longer hamstrung and could now develop weapons systems previously banned under the...