Tulsi Gabbard calls for legalizing and regulating narcotics. [Link]
Trump fires Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland and NSC Ukraine expert Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman. Both men testified in the House impeachment trial. [Link]
Two Air Force bases in Florida will be renamed and placed under the Space Force command. [Link]
The $13 billion USS Ford has flaws in its defense system that makes it vulnerable in combat. [Link]
Congress attached a provision to the Omnibus spending bill that lifts arm restrictions to Cyprus and supports building a pipeline in the region. After the bill was passed, Greece, Israel, and Cyprus signed a $6.2 billion pipeline agreement. [Link]
Catalonia’s leader is looking to set a date for an independence vote from Spain. [Link]
Australia is launching an inquiry into veterans’ suicides. Over 400 Australian vets have killed themselves since 2001. [Link]
Two US soldiers and an Afghan soldier were killed in an insider attack in Afghanistan. Six other US troops were injured. [Link]
An airstrike killed five businessmen in Afghanistan. It is unclear who carried out the airstrike. [Link]
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu says Israeli is drawing up maps to annex the West Bank. [Link]
The US warns Israel about annexing the West Bank without US permission. [Link]
Four Palestinian protesters have been killed in protests since the Deal of the Century has been released. At a checkpoint, 12 Israeli soldiers were injured by a Palestinian driving a car into the soldiers. [Link]
Iran launched a satellite, but it failed to reach orbit. [Link]
The Syrian Army recaptures more territory in the Idlib Province. [Link]
Several Russian soldiers were killed in recent weeks in Idlib. [Link]
Iraqi intelligence says the December 27th rocket attack that killed an American contractor may have been carried out by ISIS. The US blamed the attack on Iranian-backed militias and assassinated Soleimani in response. [Link]
Iraqi cleric Sadr says if the new Prime Minister does not select an independent cabinet, he will be removed from office. [Link]
US News A new California bill would require adult entertainers to get professional licenses from the state. [Link]On the first day of his extradition hearing, Assange was handcuffed 11 times and stripped naked twice. He also had his case files confiscated. [Link]Trump...
US News Trump’s 2021 budget includes money to prosecute medical marijuana users in states where it is legal. [Link]Intelligence officials are sowing discord in the 2020 election by claiming Russia is backing Trump and Bernie. [Link]Three senior Democrat Senators write...
US News New Mexico’s Attorney General claims Google illegally collected data on school children using Chromebooks. [Link]Assange’s extradition hearing begins today. [Link] Afghanistan The Taliban and the US started the week-long reduction in violence pact. If...