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China's First Aircraft Carrier Is Finally Shipshape

During the Korean War, China's greatest military resource was its vastly overwhelming personnel numbers. However, over the past three decades, the People's Liberation Army has undergone a sea change in military strategy, evolving from a massive army with outdated Soviet weapons to a modernized fighting force, replete… » 6/12/13 1:00pm 6/12/13 1:00pm

Why a Brand New, Billion-Dollar Aircraft Carrier Still Needs Old-Timey Wooden Ladders

So there you are, walking around on the world's most advanced aircraft carrier. Everything around you is a multi-million dollar machine packed with advanced technology. Then something propped in the corner catches your eye. Is that an old wooden ladder? What the hell is that doing here? » 9/28/12 2:20pm 9/28/12 2:20pm