According to Matthew 24:6, "You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not
alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come."
Wars have always been an unfortunate part of human history, but in the End-Times, Jesus said they would get worse. In
his Olivet Discourse he identified four phases of the future: "The Beginning of Birth
Pains," "The Tribulation," "The Great Tribulation," and "After the Tribulation."
We are apparently living in the first phase, "The Beginning of Birth Pains." Jesus said there would be certain signs
accompanying this period of time. One of them is "wars and rumors of war." During the past century we have had two
world wars, the use of nuclear weapons, the cold war, terrorism, and cyberwarfare.
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Aug. 28, 2016 - After the Cold War era the Unisted States abandoned its “two war” doctrine, which meant we were capable of fighting two wars
at the same time if necessary.
What if the United States had to fight two wars today, and not against states like North Korea and Iran?
What if China and Russia sufficiently coordinated with one another to engage in simultaneous hostilities?
Aug. 5, 2016 - In 2009 ineffective six-party denuclearization talks with North Korea were suspended. Since then the Korean peninsula has been
a constant problem for the international community.
Pyongyang routinely threatens to turn South Korean and U.S. cities into “seas of fire,” and, in recent years, has sunk a South
Korean naval ship, shelled South Korean islands and routinely fired test missiles.
A system designed to protect the United States from a North Korean nuclear attack won't work, according a report released Thursday.
The missile defense system is "simply unable to protect the U.S. public," the report from the Union of Concerned Scientists said.
After a peaceful march, the downtown [Dallas] suddenly exploded into violence at around 9 p.m. local time when gunshots echoed across through the streets,
sending protesters and police officers alike scattering for cover.
Four Dallas Police officers and one Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer were killed by snipers. One shooter was killed, and three suspects are in custody.
Apr. 25, 2016 - Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said that China is causing the world to worry about its military expansion.
China has rattled nerves with its military and construction activities on the islands in the South China Sea, including building runways,
though Beijing says most of what it is building is for civilian purposes, like lighthouses.
China and Japan are the world's second- and third-largest economies.
In 2015, the U.S. spent $596 billion ... on defense, while China spent $374 billion and Russia spent a further $187 billion... Throw in Iran, another $34 billion,
and the sum does equal American spending.
Mar. 16, 2016 - According to Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, the U.S. military has suffered from budget and troop cuts,
and would not be ready to fight a "great power war" against one or two of four countries - China, Russia, Iran and North Korea.
China, Russia Planning Space Attacks on U.S. Satellites Free Beacon
The United States and South Korea started huge military exercises Monday ... that will include rehearsing surgical strikes on North Korea’s main nuclear
and missile facilities and sending in special forces to carry out “decapitation raids" on the North Korean leadership.
Meanwhile North Korea's National Defense Commission threatens to conduct preemptive strikes. At the push of a button they claim they can launch nuclear
weapons to reduce South Korean and U.S. military bases to "flames and ashes in a moment."
The United States is sending nuclear-capable B-52 aircraft to drop bombs on the Islamic State terror group, defense officials confirmed to Fox News Friday.
The B-52 Stratofortress will start its first bombing campaign against ISIS in April,
The U.S. Navy reportedly has dispatched several ships to the South China Sea amid rising tensions between the U.S., China
and other Southeast Asian nations who have claimed territory in the disputed region.
China is now the world’s third largest arms exporter behind the U.S. and Russia, and the country accounted for nearly six percent of arms exports between 2011 and 2015.
Source: Voice of America
Feb. 24, 2016 -
In a move likely to further increase already volatile tensions in the region, China has deployed fighter jets to a contested island in the South China Sea,
the same island where China deployed surface-to-air missiles last week
Feb. 7, 2016 - North Korea has launched another long-range rocket, placing a small satellite into orbit. Analysts say the launch
was an illegal test of a missile that could be used to carry a nuclear weapon to the United States.
The launch prompted South Korea and the United States to announce that they would explore the feasibility of deploying an advanced missile
defense system in South Korea, which China and Russia both oppose, "at the earliest possible date."
An emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council will be held today about the launch, at the request of the United States, Japan and South Korea.
Feb. 3, 2016 - North Korea plans to launch an "earth observation satellite" some time this month. Japan considers it a missile test.
Japan put its military on alert on Wednesday to shoot down any North Korean rocket that threatens it, while South Korea warned the North it
would pay a "severe price" if it goes ahead with a satellite launch.