US News Released this week as part of an effort to kickstart his presidential campaign, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo caused considerable controversy in addressing, and ultimately dismissing, Saudi Arabia’s 2018 assassination and dismemberment of Washington...
News Roundup 1/17/2023
Russia Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksii Reznikov told BBC on Friday that Ukraine is a “de facto” NATO member since it’s equipped with so many of the alliance’s weapons and dismissed the idea that his comments were controversial. AWC British Prime Minister Rishi...
News Roundup 1/11/2023
US News Republicans in the House are divided over a deal Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) made with conservative GOP members to secure enough votes to win the speakership that could potentially bring this year’s military budget down by about $75 billion, although the...
Pentagon to Construct New Pacific Military Base
The Department of Defense is set to begin construction on a new naval base in the Pacific-island nation of Palau, with a private contractor awarded more than $100 million for the installation, which will house a new advanced radar system.
US Warplane Reports Unsafe Encounter with Chinese Jet
The US Department of Defense released a video showing a Chinese fighter jet flying near an American RC-135 Rivet Joint reconnaissance plane. The Pentagon claims the incident occurred in the skies over the South China Sea.
US Sends Nuclear-Capable Bomber, Stealth Jets to South Korea
Some of America’s most advanced military aircraft conducted drills in South Korea on Tuesday as a show of force against North Korea. Pyongyang recently announced that it had made advancements toward deploying a surveillance satellite.
Eighty-one years ago today [December 7], Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The attack killed 2,335 military personnel and 68 civilians. It also damaged or destroyed 19 U.S. Navy ships, including 8 battleships. December 7, 1941, was, President Franklin...
House Passes Record $858 Billion NDAA
The House on Thursday passed the massive $858 billion 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in a vote of 350-80, sending the bill to the Senate, where a vote is expected to be held next week.
News Roundup 12/5/2022
US News NYC will use forced hospitalizations into psychiatric facilities to get homeless people off the streets. Reason A former stand-out agent at the Drug Enforcement Agency, José Irizarry, says the police force knows the drug war is unwinnable. In an interview with...
News Roundup 11/27/2022
Venezuela The US might soon grant Chevron a license to pump oil in Venezuela in a move that would ease crippling sanctions that were imposed on the South American country by the Trump administration. AWC Russia Poland said Monday that Germany will deploy a US-made...
US Warship Conducted Taiwan Strait Transit in Early November
The US Navy sent a warship through the Taiwan Strait on November 5, but the transit was not made public at the time, the commander of the US Pacific Fleet told reporters on Friday, according to USNI News.
William McKinley Was One of America’s Worst Presidents
When libertarians imagine terrible presidents, a few names may come to mind: Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, George W. Bush, just to name a few. However, there’s one awful president that few libertarians think very much about, and that’s William McKinley. While...
Walking Wide Awake into World War III
The Russian invasion of Ukraine, along with rising tensions between NATO and Russia, have drawn comparisons to the outbreak of World War I. In 2014, back when the open hostilities in Ukraine really began, the journalist Eric Margolis said "We can stumble into a war...
US to Station More Nuclear-Capable Assets on Korean Peninsula
The White House has authorized employing strategic assets in South Korea more frequently. The announcement comes as Pyongyang, Seoul and Washington conduct unprecedented aerial war games.