Thursday, January 17, 2008

John Birch Society
The Daily Yomiuri, Japan - 21 hours ago
23 and shadowed the USS Kitty Hawk, which entered the strait while returning to Yokosuka after China canceled its long-scheduled port call in Hong Kong. ...
Chinese Navy Confronted USS Kitty Hawk
Report: Chinese ships confronted Kitty Hawk
US Carrier Battle Group in Standoff with China John Birch Society
South China Morning Post (subscription) - China Post
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Turkish Press
USS Kitty Hawk "did not have approval to visit HK"
Reuters - 10 hours ago
HONG KONG (Reuters) - The head of US forces in the Pacific said on Thursday the USS Kitty Hawk, banned from entering Hong Kong in November, had not obtained ...
US Commander Expects HK Port Visits The Associated Press
US commander optimistic on China ties MSNBC
US to test China with new request for naval port call Chicago Tribune
ABC News
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Wall Street Journal
China Flexes Its Muscles
Wall Street Journal - Jan 1, 2008
By GORDON G. CHANG The US Navy said it was "befuddled" by Beijing's last-minute November denial of a long-arranged port call for the Kitty Hawk carrier ...

Turkish Press
Chinese questions for the US admiral
United Press International, Asia, China - 11 hours ago
A reporter from the party mouthpiece affiliate, Global Times, asked if the Pacific Command saw Chinese submarine development as a threat, ...
US to test China with new request for naval port call Chicago Tribune
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Bush exempts US Navy from environmental law protecting whales
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Conservationists vowed to return to court to challenge President Bush's decision to let the Navy continue using high-power sonar in its training off Southern California, a practice they say harms whales and other marine mammals.

China demands US prevent Taiwan from seeking independence
BEIJING, Jan. 17 -- China demanded Thursday that the United States do more to prevent Taiwan from holding a controversial pro-independence referendum, but a senior U.S. official said Washington has already done all it can to get the vote called off. (subscription)
Nuclear war: the safety paradox (subscription), UK - Jan 16, 2008
This is a real danger; when a B-52 bomber crashed into a tanker plane over Spain in 1966, three of its bombs crashed to earth and one was, for a while, ...

Bush allows Navy to continue sonar use
Newsweek - 1 hour ago
Scientists say loud sonar can damage marine mammal brains and ears. It may also mask the echoes some whales and dolphins listen for when they use their own ...
President exempts sonar use by Navy San Diego Union Tribune
Bush Allows Navy to Continue Sonar The Associated Press
Bush overrules judge in US navy-v-dolphins sonar case Register
San Jose Mercury News - Los Angeles Times
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