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Game of Drones: U.S. poised to boost unmanned aircraft exports

The Trump administration is nearing completion of new “Buy American” rules to make it easier to sell U.S.-made military drones overseas and compete against fast-growing Chinese and Israeli rivals, senior U.S. officials said. Via: Matt Spetalnick & Mike Stone While President Donald Trump’s aides work on relaxing domestic regulations on drone sales to select allies, Washington will also seek to renegotiate ...

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Laptop bombs may evade airport security

US intelligence and law enforcement agencies believe that ISIS and other terrorist organizations have developed innovative ways to plant explosives in electronic devices that FBI testing shows can evade some commonly used airport security screening methods, CNN has learned. Via: CNN Heightening the concern is US intelligence suggesting that terrorists have obtained sophisticated airport security equipment to test how to ...

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Firing James Comey: The Most Important Decision of the Trump Administration

Having fired FBI Director James Comey, President Trump must now make a decision that could shape the future of our country. He is being accused, both by Democrats and even some Republicans, of a conflict of interest in firing the public official who was heading an investigation of members of his administration, including some who are close him. Via:  Alan M. ...

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U.S. Antimissile System in South Korea Is Said to Be Nearly Operational

The antimissile system that the United States deployed in South Korea over China’s objections is close to becoming operational, giving the two allies the capability to defend against missile attacks by the North, the South’s Defense Ministry said on Thursday. Via: Gerry Mullany The United States deployed the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, known as Thaad, in South Korea in ...

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Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway

When President Barack Obama announced the “one-time gesture” of releasing Iranian-born prisoners who “were not charged with terrorism or any violent offenses” last year, his administration presented the move as a modest trade-off for the greater good of the Iran nuclear agreement and Tehran’s pledge to free five Americans. Via: Josh Meyer “Iran had a significantly higher number of individuals, of ...

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Syria’s civil war the bloodiest conflicts in the world today

Syria’s civil war is not only one of the bloodiest conflicts in the world today, it’s also one of the most complicated. Via: Brünnhilde  It started out as an uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, but now it’s a free-for-all.  ISIS controls a big chunk of the country, but they are under attack from all sides. The Kurdish YPG and its allies ...

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Meet the key players in the war

On Thursday, following the publication of gruesome images of the victims of an apparent chemical attack on civilians, reports surfaced that President Donald Trump ordered a missile attack on a base in Syria. Via: breitbart.com The reports follows a week in which President Trump responded to an alleged chemical weapons attack by dictator Bashar al-Assad by noting it “crossed many red lines” ...

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ISIS Attacks US-Led Base In Southern Syria

With the US now engaged in military conflict with, and targeting Syrian army forces, what the Trump administration has (un)wittingly done is provide support to Islamic State, al-Qaeda, and al-Nusra and other terrorist forces, all of which have been engaging with the Assad regime in a fight in which the Syrian president has gradually seen the tide of war turn ...

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Mid East Muslim migrants ‘terrifying,’ can’t ‘stop themselves from raping masses of women

In an appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” hosted by Sean Hannity, author Ann Coulter railed against the possibility of allowing more refugees to enter the United States from Middle Eastern nations identified by the Trump administration in its most recent immigration order as being potentially dangerous, saying the migrants can’t “stop themselves from raping masses of women” and heavily ...

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Tillerson To U.N. Rights Council: Reform or We’re Leaving

The Trump administration is threatening a withdrawal from the U.N. Human Rights Council if it does not undertake “considerable reform,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned a group of nine non-profit organizations in a letter this week. Via: foreignpolicy.com The correspondence, obtained by Foreign Policy, explains the Trump administration’s rationale for considering a departure from the 47-member organization. An immediate withdrawal from ...

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