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U.S. Naval Update Map: March 30, 2017

This map shows the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups and Amphibious Ready Groups. Read more…

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Not Much Stands in the Dollar's Way

Even if changes in U.S. policy diminish the dollar's security as an asset, there are no ready successors to take its place as the world's reserve currency. Read more…

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Russia and Iran's Marriage of Convenience

The countries cooperate where it suits both their needs, but centuries of competition bubble under their relationship. Read more…