Jim Mattis

This Invention by Two Australian Surfers Automatically Sucks Rubbish From The Ocean

You beauty.<p>An Australian invention, Seabin, which automatically scrubs floating rubbish from the ocean, already has pre-orders of 2,500 from around …

Pollution

Mattis to Naval War College grads: ‘If this was vodka, it’d be a lot better speech’

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis provided a memorable commencement speech for graduates of the Naval War College earlier this month, and as has become …

Military

Pentagon Forces Pastor Robert Jeffress’ Church to Remove Military Seals from Ad

June 24, 2018 by Hemant Mehta<p>Remember the “America is a Christian Nation” billboards that were recently taken down in Dallas, Texas? They were part …

Military

Congress sends Trump $700 billion military spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress on Thursday sent President Donald Trump a sweeping defense policy bill authorizing a $700 billion budget for the military, including billions of dollars more for missile defense programs to counter the growing nuclear weapons threat from North Korea.<p>The defense …

Military

Saudi Women in Crosshairs of Change

Outside a sprawling mall in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, young single men and women walk through an open-air exhibit where Saudi women and traffic …

Mohammed bin Salman

Coming up this week in politics: Supreme Court issues major rulings as immigration debate continues

Amid the still-developing immigration crisis concerning children who’ve been separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border, Washington, …

Immigration

Kushner and Greenblatt meet Netanyahu for a second time

Even as the Palestinian Authority was boycotting the US delegation, their spokespeople were saying that if the US wanted to broker a peace deal, the …

Israel

Awkward: Jim Mattis visits China amid trade war, island buildups

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis departs Sunday for China at a complicated time: While the Trump administration needs Beijing’s help pressuring North …

China

Council on Foreign Relations Newsletter - Daily News Brief - June 21, 2018

TOP OF THE AGENDA<p>Legal Fight Looms as Trump Reverses Family Separation<p>U.S. President Donald J. Trump said at a Minnesota rally that border policy “is …

Middle East

Can Reagan Show Trump How to Save the INF Treaty?

If the President wants to use an arms build-up to advance arms control, he should take his cues from the Reagan record.<p>More …

Geopolitics

Trump says North Korea still 'extraordinary threat'

<b>US President Donald Trump has renewed sanctions on North Korea, citing an "extraordinary threat" from its nuclear weapons - just 10 days after saying there was no risk from Pyongyang.</b><p>"There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea," he tweeted on 13 June, a day after meeting the country's …

North Korea

Go deeper: No, Trump didn't just create a "Space Force"

President Donald Trump announced Monday that he is directing the Pentagon to establish a “Space Force” as the sixth branch of the armed forces — but …

Politics

Afghan highway barely built after 12 years, millions of U.S. tax dollars: SIGAR

Call it the road to nowhere.<p>A highway in Afghanistan, partly funded by U.S. taxpayer dollars, is largely unbuilt after 12 years of construction work according to inspectors who say it might never be completed.<p>The 145-mile section of road, from Qeysar in northern Faryab province to Laman in western …

World News

Senators Want Mattis to Back Off Assigning JAGs to Immigration Cases

Two Democratic senators and one Republican have written to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, urging him to reverse the decision to send 21 military …

Immigration

Trump Arms an Adversary

The Turkish Air Force took delivery of its first F-35A stealth plane this week at an elaborate rollout ceremony in Texas that featured, according to one report, “traditional music and song together with a dancer who performed … while wearing a pair of massive leather wings.” If the performance was …

Opinion

Migrant mistruths and more: FACT CHECK FRIDAY

This was not intended to be a weekly segment. But since ABC News started its FACT CHECK FRIDAY four weeks ago, the mistruths, falsehoods and …

Immigration

A Space Force? The Idea May Have Merit, Some Say

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s call on Monday for the Defense Department to establish a sixth branch of the military, this one focusing on space, has not exactly engendered a groundswell of support at the Pentagon.<p>“We got it,” Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, …

U.S. Politics

The Trump Administration Is Preparing To House Up To 20,000 Migrant Children On Military Bases

The administration’s controversial "zero tolerance" policy has led to chaotic scenes as migrant children have been sent to facilities all over the country.<p>The Pentagon said Friday it was preparing to house up to 20,000 migrant children at four military bases, while US immigration officials issued a …

Immigration

In search of the real ‘Indo-Pacific’, amid its sudden popularity in political discourse

Narendra Modi says its a ‘natural region’ and not a ‘grouping that seeks to dominate’. But the US disagrees.<p>The 2018 Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore …

China

As threats mount, US Navy grapples with costly Ballistic Missile Defense mission

Tensions on the Korean Peninsula were at an all-time high.<p>North Korea was preparing to launch seven ballistic missiles, aiming for major advances in …

Military

This week at progressive state blogs: Duke Energy rips off ratepayers; 'Silence of the Wolves' in TX

At <i>The Last Ogle</i> of Oklahoma, <b>Patrick</b> writes—<b>New TV Ads Go “Reefer Madness” on SQ 788…</b><p>Over the past week, Anti-SQ 788 campaign ads that portray medical …

Liberal View

AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

Plans unclear for reuniting separated immigrant children<p>McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Two days after President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation …

News (U.S.)

Kushner helped open up back channel with North Korea | Financial Times

Jared Kushner opened up the back channel that led to US secretary of state Mike Pompeo’s secret trip to Pyongyang and the breakthrough summit between …

North Korea

In Memo, Mattis Warns Pentagon Staff to Guard Against Hackers

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis never mentioned the Russians or the Nigerian "princes" in an all-hands memo Friday to be on guard against hackers and …

National Security

US indefinitely suspends some more training exercises with S.Korea

On Friday Trump cited an "unusual and extraordinary threat" to US national security as he acted to maintain long-standing economic restrictions on …

North Korea

U.S. Faces ‘Unprecedented Threat’ From China on Tech Takeover

China’s “Thousand Talents” program to tap into its citizens educated or employed in the U.S. is a key part of multi-pronged efforts to transfer, …

Intellectual Property

CIA Tech Official Calls Amazon Cloud Project ‘Transformational’

Top CIA technology official Sean Roche gave an enthusiastic review on Wednesday of the agency’s multimillion-dollar cloud computing deal with …

Amazon Web Services

Trump’s Space Force decree came after Pentagon didn’t act on his suggestion: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN analyst Kirsten Powers: Melania's jacket should read 'Let them eat cake' CNN's Cuomo confronts Lewandowski over …

Donald Trump

Trump's tent cities are coming to abandoned Navy airfields near absolutely no cameras

The Navy is preparing to get into the immigrant internment camp business in a big way, with planned “temporary and austere” tent cities to be located …

Liberal View

Democrats in a lather over the good news

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Barack Obama is miffed because he thinks he collected the tinder for a booming economy, and events ignited a booming economy and the …

Donald Trump