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CIA hunting for an insider who gave top-secret files to WikiLeaks

The Central Intelligence Agency has launched a manhunt for a traitor within its ranks after what has been called one of the worst security breaches in the organization’s history, CBS News reported on Wednesday. Via: businessinsider.com A joint CIA-FBI investigation is underway to determine how WikiLeaks got hold of thousands of top-secret files and published them in March — allegedly by way of ...

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Three Dead in Fresno Shooting Spree, suspect who yelled ‘Allahu Akbar’

Three people were killed after a man went on a shooting spree in downtown Fresno, California on Tuesday while shouting “God is great” in Arabic before he was tackled and taken into custody, police said. Via: .foxnews.com Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said officers took Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, into custody in connection to the shootings. Dyer said Muhammad went by the ...

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North Korea and its weapons programs

As speculation grows that North Korea could conduct a nuclear weapon test in conjunction with a major national holiday this weekend, here’s what we know about the country’s nuclear weapons programs. Via: Luis Martinez Who is in charge of North Korea’s military? Kim Jong Un is the 33-year-old “Supreme Leader” of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, more commonly known as ...

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US drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan

The US military dropped America’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS targets in Afghanistan Thursday, the first time this type of weapon has been used in battle, according to US officials. Via:  Barbara Starr A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed the “mother of all bombs,” was dropped at 7:32 p.m. local time, according to four US military ...

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Susan Rice’s track record is taking a beating

While Rice’s ascent in Democratic foreign policy circles is the stuff of legend, she has also demonstrated a completely unhelpful tendency to say the wrong thing to the media. And it’s come back to bite her twice just this month. Via: washingtonpost.com The most recent example was highlighted Monday by The Post’s Fact Checker, Glenn Kessler. In an NPR interview three ...

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U.S. backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria and blame it on Assad’s regime

                 29 January 2013 Leaked emails have allegedly proved that the White House gave the green light to a chemical weapons attack in Syria that could be blamed on Assad’s regime and in turn, spur international military action in the devastated country. Via: dailymail.co.uk  A report released on Monday contains an email exchange between ...

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US accuse Russia of complicity in Syrian chemical attack

President Trump’s top diplomat accuse Russia of complicity in Syria’s war crimes during a face-to-face meeting in Moscow this week with Vladimir Putin’s foreign minister, it was reported Sunday. Via: Mary Kay Linge     Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will demand that Russia yank its support from Bashar al-Assad’s bloody dictatorship over Syria, where hundreds of thousands of innocents have died ...

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Trump, Assad, Putin, And The Re-establishment Of American Credibility

President Trump’s action last night, striking with 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles a Syrian military airbase that had been the source of a chemical weapons attack against a rebel-controlled village on Tuesday, has not only punished Syrian dictator Bashar Assad for the use of chemical weapons, but put the broader region, and the rest of the world, on notice that the ...

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US Launches Airstrikes in Syria

The United States launched dozens of cruise missiles Thursday night at a Syrian airfield in response to what it believes was Syria’s use of banned chemical weapons that killed at least 100 people, U.S. military officials told NBC News. Via:  Brünnhilde Two U.S. warships in the Mediterranean Sea fired 59 Tomahawk missiles intended for a single target — Ash Sha’irat ...

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President says US will act unilaterally if China does not pressure Pyongyang

Donald Trump has warned that the US will take unilateral action to eliminate the nuclear threat from North Korea unless China increases pressure on the regime in Pyongyang. Via: ft.com In an interview with the Financial Times, the US president said he would discuss the growing threat from Kim Jong Un’s nuclear programme with Xi Jinping when he hosts the Chinese president ...

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