One of two Israeli-manufactured Iron Dome batteries owned by the Pentagon is ready to be deployed to Ukraine, a US general told the Senate on Thursday. Tel Aviv has so far refused to supply the anti-missile system to Kiev, for fear of provoking Russia and risking its ability to freely bomb Moscow’s ally Syria.
Ukraine Joins NATO’s Cyber Defense Center
Kiev has formally joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Cyber Defense Center on Tuesday. Ukraine’s flag was raised at the headquarters of NATO’s Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) in Tallinn, according to a Ukrainian Foreign Ministry statement.
Jake Sullivan Reviewed ‘Significant Progress’ Toward Yemen Peace in Meeting with MBS
National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, also known as MBS, and reviewed “significant progress” toward peace in the war-torn country of Yemen, Al Jazeera reported on Monday.
Russian Official: Ukrainian Drone Attack Sets Crimean Fuel Depot Ablaze
A Ukrainian drone strike on an oil storage facility in the Crimean port of Sevastopol caused a massive fire, according to a Russian official cited by the Associated Press on Saturday.
Taiwan’s Leader Meets with John Bolton, Calls for Deeper Ties with US
Former American national security adviser John Bolton completed a week-long tour of Taiwan by meeting President Tsai Ing-wen. During the meeting, Tsai claimed Taiwan was on the frontline in the fight for democracy and, as such, Taipei needs stronger ties with like-minded nations.
Barack Obama, Progenitor of the Modern African Slave Trade
Barack Obama was elected president some 143 years after the abolition of slavery in the United States. As teary-eyed African-Americans watched Obama’s 2008 election night speech in Chicago’s Grant Park, none could have imagined that America’s first black president...
3/24/23 Trita Parsi: America Is Not the Peacemaker in the Middle East
Download Episode. Scott talks with Trita Parsi about an op-ed he wrote in the New York Times on the Saudi-Iranian agreement to reestablish diplomatic ties. Although the agreement does not mark an end to the rivalry between the two governments, it did establish a way...
DoD Will Spend $750,000 Inducing ‘Havana Syndrome’ in Animals, an Illness the Intel Community Cannot Prove Exists
The Department of Defense granted Wayne State University $750,000 to attempt to give ferrets “Havana Syndrome.” Earlier this month, the intelligence community concluded the illness is not caused by a weapon. American officials in Havana, Cuba reported hearing loud...
3/3/23 Jim Bovard on the 1993 WTC Bombing and Global Engagement Center
Download Episode. Scott is joined by Jim Bovard to discuss two articles he recently published. The first marked the 30-year anniversary of the World Trade Center bombing of 1993. Scott and Bovard talk about what the FBI knew before the attack. Next they discuss...
2/27/23 Trita Parsi: Biden Opens the Door to War in the Middle East
Download Episode. Scott talks with Trita Parsi who just wrote an article for Responsible Statecraft about the path to a new war breaking out in the Middle East. In the article, Parsi runs through the history of tension between Israel and Iran to demonstrate that,...
The Ohio Train Derailment, Safety Regulation, and the Historical Improvement in Rail Safety
Earlier this month, a Norfolk Southern freight train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio, causing a large fire, releasing hazardous materials, and prompting emergency crews to conduct a controlled release and burn of toxic vinyl chloride. Fortunately, no lives were lost,...
Putin Announces Suspension of New START Treaty
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday announced that Moscow is suspending its participation in New START, the last remaining nuclear arms control treaty between the US and Russia.
The Power-Serving Lie That Anti-War Protests Have No Impact
Thousands of people from across the political spectrum gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC to protest US militarism, proxy warfare and nuclear brinkmanship in Ukraine on Sunday. I’ve been seeing some people try to downplay the numbers on social media,...
Russian Diplomats Issue Dire Warnings that War with US Is Close
The Kremlin’s top diplomat has warned that Western involvement in Ukraine is nearing “the point of no return,” accusing the United States and the NATO bloc of attempting to transform the country into a “Russophobic military stronghold.” Meanwhile, Moscow’s UN envoy declared that all of Russia’s “red lines” have already been crossed.
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