Partial US Government Shutdown Continues for Second Day

The U.S. government stayed partially shut down Sunday for a second day, with no immediate end in sight to the stalemate between Republican and Democratic lawmakers over federal spending and immigration issues. U.S. President Donald Trump pressured Congress to resolve the standoff, suggesting on Twitter that if it continues, Senate Republicans should abandon the long-standing supermajority… Please follow and like us:

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A Tough National Defense Strategy

The National Defense Strategy, released this morning, may be the single most important document penned by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. It encapsulates the Trump Administration’s defense policies in one place for the first time and provides guidance for the 2019 defense budget, to be released in a few weeks. That budget will mark the administration’s first… Please follow and like us:

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Trump, US Lawmakers Facing Government Shutdown Threat

House Republicans plan to go ahead with a vote on a temporary spending measure aimed at keeping the U.S. government open after a midnight Friday deadline. U.S. President Donald Trump threw the vote into doubt Thursday with a tweet that indicated his opposition to part of the plan, but House Speaker Paul Ryan said later that… Please follow and like us:

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‘Mapping The Swamp’ Report Shows It’s Even Bigger, Costlier Than You Think

James P. Cochrane is paid $250,335 annually as chief marketing and sales officer for the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), making him the highest paid public relations employee of the federal government. The USPS lost $5.1 billion in 2016. Right behind Cochrane is Stephen Katsanos, who pulls down $229,333 as a public affairs official for the Federal… Please follow and like us:

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Kim Jong Out? Some see signs of collapse

Kim Jong Un One month ago, when a North Korean soldier fled through the ultra-high security Demilitarized Zone amid a hail of gunfire from his comrades, he arrived in South Korea severely wounded. But Thursday, when another soldier of the communist dictatorship made a run for freedom, no shots were fired by North Korea’s elite guards.… Please follow and like us:

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President Trump’s 2017 MAGA accomplishments

WASHINGTON, December 18, 2017: President Trump and his administration have generated an amazing number of wins for America and Americans. He is making good on his “MAGA” promise. The President’s lack of previous political experience has made his first-year rocky, to say the least. As Democrats, liberal media and political foes in both parties do everything… Please follow and like us:

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China is betting big on electromagnetic railguns and catapults

Just as the U.S. Navy is pulling away from the technology. Type 055A The Type 055A, shown here in this fan art, will have integrated electric propulsion, giving it enough electricity to carry energy-intensive railguns. Nishikasaizoukan China has been making under-the-radar advances in railguns and other electromagnetic technologies, a move that’s particularly notable considering the U.S.… Please follow and like us:

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Artificial intelligence and soldiers of the future

SILICON VALLEY, CA. – Have you ever considered dedicating your life to humanity’s official “Church of Artificial Intelligence”? Take a look at the First Church of AI. Beginning 1,700 to 2,000 years ago, what would become the Vatican began to emerge. It spanned the globe and divided the Earth between Spain and Portugal via the Treaty… Please follow and like us:

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‘They Will Fight’: NATO Readies Forces Vs. Russia

An American soldier (left) gets tips from a Polish ally (right) on how to aim an RPG during NATO anti-tank training. WASHINGTON: NATO troops will stand and fight if Russia attacks the Baltic States or Poland, an alliance official said last week. That prospect of combat — like that of being hanged — has concentrated NATO’s… Please follow and like us:

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Pentagon Data Leaked Online Because Of Misconfigured Amazon Server

Information collected by the United States Department of Defense, including two Pentagon unified combatant commands, was left exposed online for anyone to access, according to security researcher Chris Vickery. The director of cyber risk research at cybersecurity firm Upguard discovered three Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 cloud storage buckets that were configured to allow any person… Please follow and like us:

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Is Saudi Arabia becoming a danger to the region?

In this UpFront special, we ask US Congressman Ro Khanna why he believes the US government should stop supporting the Saudi-led bombing of Yemen. Also on the show, we debate with a panel of experts the rights and wrongs of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s domestic and regional policies. Headliner: Is the US complicit in Saudi… Please follow and like us:

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Stop The Malignant Misuse Of America’s Military

Last month, Secretary of Defense James Mattis warned that if Congress doesn’t “remove the defense caps,” he said, “then we’re questioning whether or not America has the ability to survive.” This claim that insufficient increases in Pentagon spending threatens American security is flatly wrong. The real and present danger to our national security is the unecessary… Please follow and like us:

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Trump in Asia: Conundrum over N Korea’s nuclear threat

Washington, DC – US President Donald Trump will seek to raise international economic and political pressure on North Korea as he visits Japan, South Korea, and China amid nuclear tensions and rising calls for serious negotiations that the president so far has rejected. Lawmakers and foreign policy analysts in the United States are watching closely to… Please follow and like us:

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Dunford Says White House Nixes Refueling For New Air Force One

Air Force One WASHINGTON: Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, told the Senate Armed Services Committee today that the White House had decided not to include aerial refueling as a capability for the next Air Force One fleet. Why? To save money. President Donald Trump has apparently made the decision, reflected by this decision… Please follow and like us:

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China ‘must be ready’ for war on the Korean peninsula

Beijing needs to come up with backup plans – either on its own or with Washington and Seoul – in case the crisis on the Korean peninsula escalates into conflict, a leading Chinese analyst has warned. But other observers said it was still too early to discuss a post-war Pyongyang with other countries, insisting there is… Please follow and like us:

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