In August of 2014, military helicopters flew low over residential neighborhoods of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, engaged in a series of night-time training exercises. The exercises involved the Naval Warfare Development Group – a “special forces” component of the U.S. Navy – and were aimed at enhancing urban combat tactics.
Just as they had two years earlier, military personnel had come to the Twin Cities to conduct counter-terrorism training operations in an urban environment. And just as before, those operations commenced with little advance notice to the public. Continue reading
We reported in 2012 that China might have already surpassed the U.S. in terms of PPP as of 2010. The same year, China became the world’s largest trader. And in October, we noted that China had officially surpassed America in PPP … citing the same numbers that Marketwatch cited today. Continue reading