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The 5 Very Worst Presidents in American History

There is little doubt that history eventually will fix upon the majority view—that Bush unleashed the surge of chaos, bloodshed and misery that now has the region in its grip. As Princeton’s Sean Wilentz wrote in 2006, when Bush still sat in the Oval Office, “Many historians are now wondering whether Bush, in fact, will be remembered as the very worst president in all of American history.” And bear in mind that Bush also presided over the emergence of one of the most devastating financial crises in the country’s history.

China's New Aircraft Carrier Will Have "Electromagnetic Catapults for Fighter Jets"

China will use one or more electromagnetic catapults for fighter jets on its third aircraft carrier, the Beijing-based Global Times has revealed, citing an anonymous expert within the military.

The state-of-the-art catapults, which use a linear induction motor, were chosen instead of conventional steam-driven designs after senior People’s Liberation Army (PLA) officers watched a test flight by a fighter plane.

The Russian Navy Has a New Enemy: Kamikaze 'Swarm' Strikes

The U.S. Navy has long worried about suicide attacks on its ships by explosive-laden small boats.

Now it's Russia's turn. After an aerial drone attack by Syrian rebels on two Russian bases in Syria, and with Russia basing large warships in the Syrian port of Tartus, Moscow is worried that its ships will be targeted by nautical kamikazes.

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