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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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Erdogan is openly challenging Europe

This is the first time that Erdogan is openly challenging a concerted European stand.  Via: gatestoneinstitute.org Turkey’s foreign policy and the rhetoric that presumably went to support it, has, during the past several years, aimed less at achieving foreign policy goals and more at consolidating voters’ support for the Ankara government. Self-aggrandizing behavior has predominantly shaped policy and functioned to please ...

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US Navy carrier strike group sets its sights on North Korea

President Trump Tuesday addressed the growing threat out of North Korea, following recent ballistic missile tests and the fear that Kim Jong Un’s regime could be closer to building a nuclear-tipped missile, capable of reaching the United States. Via: Rebecca Kesten  The president tweeted a warning to North Korea, writing, “North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to ...

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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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North Korea could kill 90 percent of Americans

The mainstream media, and some officials who should know better, continue to allege North Korea does not yet have capability to deliver on its repeated threats to strike the U.S. with nuclear weapons. Via: thehill.com False reassurance is given to the American people that North Korea has not “demonstrated” that it can miniaturize a nuclear warhead small enough for missile delivery, ...

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Trump Surveilled Before Nomination, Agencies with Info Blocked Nunes for Weeks

A Friday breaking Fox News report on surveillance of President Trump’s team that began before he became the Republican presidential nominee claimed a very senior intelligence official was responsible—as well as for the unmasking of the names of private U.S. citizens.  Via: breitbart.com  The report cited sources which also indicated that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) knew of the existence ...

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New Muslims terrorist 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.com Heightening the concern is US intelligence suggesting that terrorists have obtained sophisticated airport security equipment to test how to effectively ...

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FBI releases never-before-seen 9/11 photos at Pentagon

The FBI has re-released a series of photos that document the horrific terror attack at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, which left 184 people dead. Via: cnn.com The 27 photos document the aftermath of the attacks, including images of the building’s exterior, the overhead and images of first responders, who rushed to the scene. American Airlines Flight 77, traveling from ...

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