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June 14th, 2019
By: Staff – cbsnews.com – June 14, 2019 The Japanese owner of the Kokuka Courageous, one of two oil tankers targeted near the Strait of Hormuz, said Friday that sailors on board saw “flying objects” just before it was hit, suggesting the vessel wasn’t damaged by mines. That account contradicts what the U.S. military said as it released a video Friday it...
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June 4th, 2019
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By: Gary Bauer – ouramericanvalues.org – June 4, 2019 This morning, President Trump held a press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May.  According to one CNN commentator, it was a “very warm joint appearance.”  Both leaders acknowledged the importance of our trans-Atlantic alliance.  Trump joked with May several times, even eliciting a few laughs from reporters in the room....
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May 16th, 2019
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By: Kinling Lo  – scmp.com – May 16, 2019 The trade talks between China and the United States collapsed because Beijing removed details outlining the obligations it was required to meet as part of reaching a deal to end the trade war, according to a former senior US official. Susan Thornton, former acting assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific...
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May 16th, 2019
US Military on high alert in Iraq
By: Kim Hjelmgaard – usatoday.com – May 15, 2019 The U.S. military put its forces in Iraq on high alert, and the State Department ordered all nonemergency employees Wednesday to leave the country immediately amid escalating tensions with Iran. Some U.S. allies have expressed skepticism about the Trump administration’s claims that Iran poses a growing threat. Navy Capt. Bill Urban, a spokesman at the U.S. military’s Central Command, said...
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May 16th, 2019
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By: Jacqueline Thomsen – thehill.com – January 29, 2019 U.S. intelligence leaders said Tuesday they believe China currently poses the most dangerous and complex counterintelligence threat to the nation. “As I look at the landscape today and over the course of my career … the Chinese counterintelligence threat is more deep, more diverse, more vexing, more challenging, more comprehensive and...
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May 16th, 2019
China's Plan
By: James Stavridis – bloomberg.com – February 21, 2019 A Defense Department report warns that China’s military buildup is reaching the point where it can attempt to “impose its will on the region and beyond.” Visiting recently with senior officials from two U.S. allies in the region, Japan and Singapore, gave me a visceral feeling of how things look on the ground...
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May 16th, 2019
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By: Lingling Wei in Beijing & Bob Davis – wsj.com – May 9, 2019 The new hard line taken by China in trade talks—surprising the White House and threatening to derail negotiations—came after Beijing interpreted recent statements and actions by President Trump as a sign the U.S. was ready to make concessions, said people familiar with the thinking of the Chinese side. High-level negotiations...
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April 22nd, 2019
By: Louis Casiano, Stephen Sorace, Lucia I. Suarez Sang – foxnews.com – April 21, 2019 A pair holding U.S. and British nationalities were among the 11 foreigners killed after a series of explosions struck three churches and three luxury hotels in and just outside of Sri Lanka’s capital Easter Sunday, leaving at least 207 people dead and 450 others injured, officials said....
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April 18th, 2019
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By: Staff – orlandosentinel.com – April 18, 2019 The report on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is available to the public. To see the 448-page report in pdf format click here or go to https://www.justice.gov/storage/report.pdf The partially redacted version of the report prepared by special counsel Robert Mueller was released today by Attorney General William Barr....
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April 15th, 2019
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
By Andrew C. McCarthy – nationalreview.com – April 13, 2019 Prior to the publication of the stolen Democratic-party emails and internal documents, Julian Assange and WikiLeaks exhorted Russian government hackers to send them “new material.” That is what we are told by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of Russian intelligence officers. (I won’t offend anyone by calling them “spies” — after...
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