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Syrian Refugees Suffer As Civil War Rages (VIDEO)

Syrian Refugees


By the end of 2012, as it neared the end of its second year, the conflict between Syrian rebels and their government had killed tens of thousands of people, sent more than half a million fleeing to neighbouring countries, and left many millions more either internally displaced, unemployed or otherwise struggling to survive. More than 30,000 are now living in Za’atari refugee camp, just past the Jordanian border in harsh desert conditions. Every night, another 200 cross over. Their lives are punctuated by cold winters, basic services, and the anguish of remembering those killed or still in danger back home. Where the War Still Echoes tells the story of Leila and her family, who have recently arrived in Za’atari camp.


Chinese Navy “on track for a future role as a maritime power capable to pose a threat to the U.S. naval forces in the Asia-Pacific theatre”: Cenciotti

David Cenciotti on “the first successful arrested landing on the Liaoning, China’s first Aircraft Carrier by a made-in-China Shenyang J-15, a multi-role Gen.4.5 plane“:

Purchased in 1998, the Kutznesov Class 60,000 ton aircraft carrier, previously named “Varyag”, will be used to test qualify Chinese pilots flying with the navalised J-15 as well as to test and validate procedures, equipments for another future operative aircraft carrier (expected no sooner than 2020).

Hence, not only China is currently the only country known to be developing two stealth fighters simultaneously (the J-20 and the J-31) but the successful landings on Liaoning have put its Navy on track for a future role as a maritime power capable to pose a threat to the U.S. naval forces in the Asia-Pacific theatre.

Related: James R. Holmes: Comparing Chinese Naval Power to the Soviet Navy

ICYMI: The Choice 2012

Must-watching from PBS FRONTLINE:

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to tell their own stories, but in “The Choice 2012,” FRONTLINE goes far beyond the headlines on a journey deep into their worlds, among their friends and family, critics, and closest colleagues, to understand what drives these men. Based on dozens of new interviews and hundreds of hours of research, FRONTLINE’s authoritative profiles that emerge are also a portrait of America in an era of uncertainty — and a guide to the choices that lie ahead.


Related: Frontline senior editor Andrew Golis (h/t):

Tonight, in a pretty thrilling act of transparency, we published over 8 hours of the footage from those interviews on “The FRONTLINE Interviews” site. And we didn’t just publish raw video, we edited and finished the interviews, paired them with their transcripts, and created a rich environment for users to explore them either by person or by topic.