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Urban Warfare: NATO Issues RFP For Training To Fight In Big Cities With "Dense, Interconnected Populations"
ZeroHedge | Throughout the 2016 campaigning cycle, then candidate Trump frequently criticized NATO as “obsolete” and repeatedly knocked allies for not paying their “fair share.” Then, in a shocking reversal, Trump hosted a joint...
Venezuela's Maduro Regime Steps Up Crackdown on Dissidents
Maduro
Bloomberg | Venezuela’s government is intensifying its crackdown on critics of President Nicolas Maduro, ordering the detention of the husband of former Public Prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz and separate investigations of prominent...
Assange Vows To Prove That Russia Was Not His Source In 3-Hour Meeting With Congressman
ZeroHedge | n a three hour meeting with Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Julian Assange vowed to provide proof that Russia was not the source of his leaks last year and promised more '...
The U.S. is now routinely launching 'danger-close' drone strikes so risky they require Syrian militia approval
Drones
LATimes | The Air Force pilot carefully throttled the controls of a missile-firing MQ-1 Predator drone flying half a world away in northern Syria. Suddenly his headset crackled to life. Militants firing from bombed-out buildings...
Leaked Emails: Saudi Power Behind the Throne “Wants Out of Yemen”
Yemen
TheIntercept | The key Saudi official in charge of the catastrophic ongoing war in Yemen wants it to stop, he told two influential foreign policy figures in Washington this spring. Mohammed bin Salman, a member of the Saudi royal...
U.S. forces to stay in Syria for decades, say militia allies
US Troops
Reuters | AIN ISSA, Syria (Reuters) - Washington's main Syrian ally in the fight against Islamic State says the U.S. military will remain in northern Syria long after the jihadists are defeated, predicting enduring ties with the...
CIA 'warned Spanish police of possible Barcelona attack'
Telegraph.co.uk | Catalan police were warned two months ago about a possible terrorist attack on Las Ramblas, Spanish media have reported. The CIA told Los Mossos, the Catalonian regional police force, that Barcelona was a top target...
‘Many injured’ after ‘van mounts pavement and ploughs into pedestrians’ in Barcelona
Sun.co.uk | People have been told to avoid the area as emergency services react to a "serious incident" in the Spanish city. Metro lines have been shut and shoppers and pedestrians have been seen running into buildings as armed...
Pence says 'failed state' in Venezuela threatens United States
Mike Pence
Reuters | WASHINGTON/BOGOTA (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday the United States would bring all its economic and diplomatic power to bear to see democracy restored in Venezuela, saying a failed state there...
North Korea Backs Off Guam Missile-Attack Threat
North Korea
WSJ | SEOUL—North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has decided not to launch a threatened missile attack on Guam, Pyongyang’s state media reported on Tuesday, but warned that he could change his mind “if the Yankees persist in their...
China Says Countdown For War With India Has Begun
China India
International Business Times | The relationship between India and China seemed to worsen Wednesday when the Chinese Foreign Ministry said that 53 people and an Indian bulldozer was in China's territory and advised India to pull them back. This...
China probes social media platforms for 'obscenity'
China
AFP | China has launched probes into three of its largest social networking platforms over the suspected dissemination of violence and obscenity -- the latest move aimed at sanitising the country's increasingly closed-off...
Trump: U.S. Military ‘Locked and Loaded’ for North Korea
B-1B Bomber
NBCNews | Tensions between the U.S. and North Korea ratcheted up on Friday, as President Donald Trump doubled down on military threats. "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act...
Pentagon Unveils Plan For "Pre-Emptive Strike" On North Korea
B1 Bomber
ZeroHedge | Just hours after Trump made his famously heated vow to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea if provocations by the Kim regime continued, the US Air Force issued a very clear statement in which it explicitly said that...
North Korea’s Missile Success Is Linked to Ukrainian Plant, Investigators Say
Ukraine
NYTimes | North Korea’s success in testing an intercontinental ballistic missile that appears able to reach the United States was made possible by black-market purchases of powerful rocket engines probably from a Ukrainian...
CIA chief Mike Pompeo says conflict with North Korea not 'imminent'
Mike Pompeo
Telegraph.co.uk | Senior US national security officials said on Sunday that a military confrontation with North Korea was not imminent, but they cautioned the possibility of war was greater than it was a decade ago. CIA Director Mike ...
China Warns Trump: "We Will Prevent A North Korea Regime Change"
China
ZeroHedge | In a troubling repudiation of President Donald Trump’s demands that Beijing do more to rein in its bellicose neighbor, Beijing, through the state-owned media, cautioned the US president on Friday that it would...
Stanford University course to study ‘abolishing whiteness’
Stanford
CollegeFix | Anthropology course will explore ‘coming to terms with white identity’ Stanford University is slated to offer a class this fall called “White Identity Politics,” during which students will “survey the field of whiteness...