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 By Kerry Givens

Since the end of the Cold War, the Russian and Chinese defense industries  have lagged  far behind in  the  race  for the  acquisitions  of advanced technology in the global markets.  With the acquisition of sophisticated 5th generation  radar defense systems, coupled with hypersonic surface to air missile technology  and 5th generation fighter aircraft technology the Russian Federation and Chinese Defense Ministries have  propelled  its  global reach.

By William Tucker

Military forces loyal to the Syrian regime launched a massive attack against the city of Homs. Raw video posted to the internet shows artillery being used in the city, but what exactly is being targeted is unclear. At this juncture, however, it is unlikely that the regime is concerned with protecting civilians trapped inside the target area. The call by the UN to withdraw heavy artillery from the cities has been ignored.