February 24, 2021

Review Category : People

Trump refuses to yield on immigration, causing more division on Capitol Hill

Trump refuses to yield on immigration, causing more division on Capitol HillDonald Trump reaffirmed a hardline position on a prospective immigration deal on Wednesday, throwing a wrench into fraught negotiations over how to protect hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers. As the US Senate scrambles to broker an agreement by the end of the week, Trump made clear in a statement that any immigration bill must include drastic changes to legal immigration in order to earn his signature.


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How 1 Very Special Submarine Ravaged Japan During World War II

How 1 Very Special Submarine Ravaged Japan During World War IIAt midnight on July 23, the Barb slipped up to within a kilometer of the shore, and a landing party commanded by Lt. William Walke, paddled quietly to the beach. While three men took up guard positions—they encountered a sleeping Japanese guard in a watchtower, whom they left unharmed—the other five buried the demolition charge and managed not blow themselves up jury-rigging the detonation circuit. In the closing months of World War II, heavy losses and depleted fuel stocks kept many of Japan’s remaining combat aircraft grounded and warships in port, awaiting an anticipated amphibious invasion.


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The Military's Greatest Enemy Isn't Russia or China

The Military's Greatest Enemy Isn't Russia or ChinaRelative to the 1970s and 1980s, the United States is almost incomparably powerful and secure, enjoying presumptive military advantage over any opponent or plausible coalition of opponents. Noting that Russia, China, and others have the growing capability to act independently in their regions does not imply that they will act justly, or that they have any special right to torture their neighbors. Back in Sept. 2015, Air Force General Frank Gorenc argued that the airpower advantage the United States has enjoyed over Russia and China is shrinking. This warning comes as part of a deluge of commentary on the waning international position of the United States.


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Paul Bauer killed: Suspect in Chicago Police Commander shooting 'wore a bulletproof vest' and 'had prior convictions'

Paul Bauer killed: Suspect in Chicago Police Commander shooting 'wore a bulletproof vest' and 'had prior convictions'The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Chicago police officer reportedly had a lengthy criminal record and was carrying a semiautomatic handgun and a bulletproof vest. Commander Paul Bauer was shot and killed after attempting to help apprehend a person of interest in downtown Chicago who matched a description sent out over police radio. After initially saying Mr Bauer was off duty, authorities clarified that he was working at the time of the incident.


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China and Russia developing ‘destructive’ weapons for space conflict, US warns

China and Russia developing ‘destructive’ weapons for space conflict, US warnsRussia and China are developing “destructive counterspace weapons” which could be ready to use in “the next few years”, according to a US intelligence report. New “anti-satellite” (ASAT) weapons could be used in future potential wars against the US, the report warns. The Director of National Intelligence's report, which is based on information gathering by the FBI, CIA and National Security Agency, says recent military reforms in both China and Russia “indicate an increased focus on establishing operational forces designed to integrate attacks against space systems”.


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