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UK judge upholds arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder

LONDON (AP) — A judge upheld a British arrest warrant for Julian Assange on Tuesday, saying the WikiLeaks founder should have the courage to come to …

Julian Assange

A new Compass Call: The Air Force is replacing its Vietnam-era electronic warfare planes

It's one of the lesser-known — but also one of the most important — weapons in the fight against the Islamic State: The EC-130H Compass Call, a suite …

Trump hopes to make a splash on first foreign trip – but perils remain

Later this month, Donald Trump will visit Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican on his first trip abroad as president – and despite the risks, his aspirations are grand<p>The aspirations for Donald Trump’s first trip abroad as president are as grandiose as anything he has done in the White House – with …

Canadian citizen in custody in Belize

<b>Canada has confirmed a Canadian citizen is in police custody in Belize.</b><p>Global Affairs Canada officials did not say whether that arrest was related to the deaths of a Canadian woman and her American boyfriend.<p>The bodies of Francesca Matus, 52, and former marine Drew DeVoursney, 36, were recovered on …

Canada

Military not getting its due share: Army chief Bipin Rawat on defence spending

A national military strategy and a security framework will be finalised very soon to effectively deal with security challenges facing the nation, …

New Afghanistan troop plan goes to White House next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will send a proposal to the White House as early as next week laying out America's long-term presence in Afghanistan, …

War

Trump Isn't Protectionist, Conrad Black Tells Canadian Lawmakers

Conrad Black, a former newspaper executive who has advised Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on how to deal with Donald Trump, assured lawmakers the U.S. …

First on CNN: Pentagon investigation: US hit mosque complex in Syria

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A US Central Command investigation found that a March US airstrike in northern Syria did in fact strike a building that was part of a "mosque complex," two US defense officials told CNN Thursday.<p>For days following the March 16 strike, the Pentagon adamantly rejected the notion …

China doesn't need India for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership says Think-tank

<b>Beijing, May:</b> China should be ready to push for a regional economic pact without India, which is worried about the flow of cheap Chinese goods into …

What Trump Gets Wrong About NAFTA

U.S. President Donald Trump campaigned (and is now attempting to govern) on the premise that NAFTA was “the worst deal ever.” Economists say it …

Schiff: House Intel Trump Russia investigation back on track

Congressman Adam Schiff, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about progress on the Trump Russia …

Why Does Trump Want to Address Israel at Masada?

The famous fortress is about pageantry, and specifically the pageantry of the underdog.<p>When Donald Trump travels to Israel later this month as part of his first foreign trip, he plans to give his main speech at Masada, a hilltop fortress soaked with bloody symbolism.<p>It looks like a strange choice. …

Donald Trump

The U.S. Military Can Learn a Lot From the Red Army

What do you do when your army is destroyed, over and over again? For Russia in the mid-20th century, the best answer was “build a new army.”<p>Between …

World History

Low Volatility: The Calm Before The Storm | Investopedia

You could be forgiven for wondering where all the volatility has gone. In early April, the SKEW Index - a measure of volatility based on S&P 500 …

The U.S. Is Turning to Lasers for the Future of Warfare

Pew-Pew Meets Ka-Boom<p>If all goes as planned, we may not have to travel to a long time ago in a galaxy far far away to be on a planet where epic laser …

The US Military Wants Its Troops To Stay In Iraq — Even After ISIS Is Gone

The US troops would support their local counterparts with skills where they still fall short like counterterrorism, intelligence gathering, and aviation, a US defense official told BuzzFeed News.<p>The United States and Iraq now are in talks that would allow an as-of-yet unspecified number of US …

US intercepts Russian warplanes near Alaska

US fighter jets have again intercepted Russian warplanes off the coast of Alaska, the fifth such incident in a number of weeks.<p>The two Russian bombers were flanked by a pair of fighter jets, making the fleet unusually large.<p>The military planes were flying in international airspace but just 50 miles …

In Congress, Even Lawmakers’ Degrees Are a Partisan Issue

The educational attainment of members of the U.S. House of Representatives far surpasses that of America’s electorate.

U.S. House of Representatives

These 11 declassified maps show how the CIA saw the world at the height of the Cold War

Perhaps more so than any other tool used by the clandestine services, an accurate map can mean the difference between success and failure — or between life and death.<p>The CIA, renowned for its secrecy, has long kept its maps and cartographic methods under wraps.<p>In honor of the agency's Cartography …

Cold War

How Singapore Sees The Threat From North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has urged South Asian countries to ensure enforcement of sanctions against North Korea. Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan of Singapore talks with Rachel Martin.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>The threat from North Korea has the Trump administration trying to circle …

You Get Deterrence, and You Get Deterrence, Everybody Gets Deterrence!

<i>“Mr. Secretary, move this carrier to the Korean Peninsula immediately. It will deter North Korea. They’re eating our lunch.”</i><p><i>“We have to reassure the</i> …

Geopolitics

Putin Flexes Russia’s Muscles and Sends Jets to US

There were four separate Russian advances toward the U.S. in two days<p>Vladimir Putin is probably the most arrogant leader in the world—quite an …

Why Won't Susan Rice Testify to Congress?

The former national-security adviser is caught up in a political fight over surveillance again.<p>In the latest strange twist in the investigation of Russian interference into the election, former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice has declined to appear before the Senate Subcommittee on Crime …

These Photos Reveal The Physical Toll Of Being President Of The United States

The top job is kinda hard, apparently.<p>Everybody grows older, but when you’re president of the United States, the physical aging process happens <i>a lot</i> more quickly.<p>The previous commander-in-chief, Barack Obama, started going gray just 44 days into his first term as president. While some of that gray …

SOCOM: High Optempo Creates Recruiting Challenges In Special Operations Community

Army Gen. Raymond Thomas delivers remarks after assuming command of U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., March 30, 2016. …

Military

The Case Against New Nuclear Weapons

Introduction and summary<p>Since the size of the U.S. nuclear arsenal peaked in the 1980s, American presidents—Democrat and Republican alike—have …

The President has a secret air force in case of nuclear war?

The latest book by journalist Garrett M. Graff sounds like a can’t-miss thriller, but it may not make for great bedside reading — unless you love a good nightmare.<p>"Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself — While the Rest of Us Die" details the extraordinary …

Tom Cotton has no problem with Donald Trump

'Our party’s leadership was selling a product that wasn’t that popular,' the Arkansas senator says in a podcast interview.<p>Tom Cotton isn’t quite ready to give the GOP over to being the party of Donald Trump—but he says the party needs to stop pushing back and let the president start to redefine …

How Trump’s Views On Trade Deals Can Hurt Americans

Since President Trump’s first day in office a little more than 100 days ago, he has not softened any of his anti-trade rhetoric, starting with his …