Tag: National Security

Certain Mexican States Dangerous as Active War Zones, Says State Department

The U.S. Department of State updated travel advisories warning tourists about increases in crime and violence in certain Mexican states that have reached the same security designation as the Afghanistan war zone. “Violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, is widespread,” the State Department warned in their advisory. In the updated travel advisory, […]

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North Korea Deports U.S. Citizen Claiming CIA Told Him to Enter Country Illegally

North Korea has deported an American citizen who admitted to having entered the country illegally, claiming to be working at the direction of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), state media announced Friday. North Korea reportedly detained the man, identified as Bruce Byron Lowrance, last month as he attempted to cross into the country through their […]

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Greenwald: Prosecution of Assange ‘Grave Threat To Press Freedom’

Glenn Greenwald, known for his work exposing the NSA’s covert surveillance of American and other citizens, writes that the prosecution of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange poses a “grave threat to press freedom,” reminding readers that even Obama’s Department of Justice recognized this. Despite this, Greenwald notes the current DOJ has obtained sealed charges against the […]

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FLASHBACK: Hillary Clinton’s State Department Ignored Julian Assange’s Warning About Leaked Cables

Hillary Clinton’s office ignored Julian Assange’s warnings about leaked U.S. State Department cables in 2011, according to footage obtained at the time by documentary filmmaker Laura Poitras. The Department of Justice has obtained sealed charges against Assange for his decision to publish classified U.S. government material, as confirmed by Reuters. Yet the DOJ has done […]

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Nolan: The DOJ Charging Julian Assange Underscores the Special Treatment of Hillary Clinton

The Department of Justice recently revealed that it is charging WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange for the dump of classified U.S. documents in 2010 — in stark contrast with the agency’s selective enforcement against Hillary Clinton, who had classified information on her personal email server left open to the world’s hackers. Thursday, the DOJ accidentally revealed […]

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Event: Assessing Trump’s Foreign Policy Two Years After Election

The following post is sponsored by The Committee for Responsible Foreign Policy (CRFP). The American Conservative magazine will host an event on Thursday in Washington to assess Trump’s foreign policy two years after he was elected. “November 2018 will mark the two-year anniversary of the election of President Donald Trump. The American Conservative’s fifth annual […]

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Game on: Bolton Vows to ‘Squeeze’ Iran ‘Until the Pips Squeak’

The U.S. will  “squeeze” Iran “until the pips squeak” through the tough new round of trade sanctions now in force, National Security Advisor John Bolton promised Tuesday. President Donald Trump has slowly ratcheted up pressure on Tehran by dropping a host of favourable trade deals authorised by Barack Obama, withdrawing from an international agreement aimed at […]

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IDF Preps Largescale Offensive as Hamas Fires Over 300 Terror Rockets

The Times of Israel reports:  The Israeli military deployed additional troops and tanks to the Gaza Strip border on Monday following the largest barrage of rockets and mortar shells fired at Israel from the coastal enclave in a single day. The army was reportedly given a green light from policymakers to pummel terror groups in […]

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Virgil: France’s Macron Attacks America’s Trump, and Americans Help Pay For It

Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, is playing host to world leaders—and attacking one of them. Guess who? As The Washington Post reported on Sunday, “In the shadow of a grand war memorial here, French President Emmanuel Macron marked the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I by delivering a forceful rebuke against rising […]

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VA Secretary Robert Wilkie: Veterans Day for All Who Served at Lonely Outposts

Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie commemorated Veterans Day in a moving speech Sunday morning at Arlington National Cemetery. “This day reminds all Americans that they sleep soundly at night because of the sacrifices of millions of ordinary men and women,” Wilkie said. “It is for all who have served at all the lonely outposts, […]

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Study: Post-9/11 War on Terror Has Killed Half a Million, Including 7,000 U.S. Troops

The more than 17-year-old war on terror that started in the wake of the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. homeland has killed between 479,858 and 507,236 people in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, including at least 6,951 American troops, according to a study released Friday by Brown University’s Costs of War Project. Titled the Human Cost […]

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Exclusive–Patrick K. O’Donnell: Veterans Day and America’s Unknown Soldier

This week, small towns and big cities all across the country will hold parades and other celebrations in honor of their veterans. One of the most poignant and meaningful of these ceremonies will take place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. Every year, thousands of Americans gather at the tomb […]

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Pompeo, Mattis Air Differences with Chinese Counterparts on South China Sea, Taiwan

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with their Chinese counterparts Friday at the State Department, with both sides expressing hopes for a cooperative relationship, but also airing significant differences. In many ways, it embodied the Trump administration’s new maxim with China: Competition does not mean hostility. In a nearly 40 minute […]

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U.S. Army to Acquire Advanced Camouflage Defense System

The U.S. Army is about to acquire an advanced camouflage defense system, designed to protect troops from a variety of threats in multiple combat environments. The Army recently selected a company that will design an Ultra-Light Camouflage Netting System (ULCANS), a system designed to protect troops and equipment from visible threats and threats that the […]

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Tucker Carlson Antifa Riot Hints Cuba’s Campaign to Export Mob Attacks Is Succeeding

The mob attack on Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s home this week by radical Marxists – leaving his home with a broken door and vandalized with leftist slogans – has triggered widespread shock on the part of most decent Americans. For those aware of the way “Antifa” elements operate internationally, however, the incident was nothing […]

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White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro Takes China, Wall Street Globalists to Task

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro took Wall Street globalists and China to task on Friday, blasting them for trying to work against President Trump’s efforts to end unfair Chinese trade practices for the good of the American worker. “President Trump has done an incredible job on trade. He has had the courage and wisdom to […]

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Louis Farrakhan Chants ‘Death to America’ in Iran

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan led a chant of “Death to America!” on a solidarity visit to Iran this weekend, according to Iranian news sources. He also led a chant of “Death to Israel!” Farrakhan visited Iran ahead of the renewal of U.S. sanctions against the regime at midnight on November 5. The renewed […]

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REPORT: Trump to Expand Military Border Deployment from 800 to 5,000

Reports on Monday indicate that President Donald Trump will order an expansion of the U.S. military deployment to the U.S. southwest border. The order is expected to increase the number of troops being deployed from 800 to 5,000. The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday morning that the U.S. military plans to deploy 5,000 troops to […]

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China Mocks Report Claiming Trump’s iPhone Hacked: ‘Use Huawei’

A spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry on Thursday responded to a New York Times claim that foreign spies hacked President Donald Trump’s iPhones by cheekily suggesting Trump should purchase a better smartphone from China’s Huawei corporation. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying set out to mock the NYT report on Thursday and dismiss all charges […]

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NYT: Chinese and Russian spies routinely eavesdrop on Trump’s iPhone calls

Enlarge / An Apple iPhone lock screen is seen in this photo illustration on September 24, 2018. reader comments 1 Share this story Chinese and Russian spies routinely eavesdrop on personal phone calls President Trump makes on his iPhones, one of which is no different from the smartphone millions of other people use. The US […]

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