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US Sold $56B In Weapons To Foreign Countries In FY18

Defense News reports: The U.S. inked $55.6 billion in foreign military sales during fiscal year 2018, easily smashing past the previous year’s total — and the Pentagon’s point man for security cooperation expects more in the future. “This is a 33 percent increase over last year and I’m very optimistic that this positive trajectory will continue,” said Lt. Gen. Charles …

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Senate Kills Rand Paul’s War Powers Repeal Bid

Politico reports: The Senate Wednesday scuttled a proposal by Sen. Rand Paul to repeal the war authorizations that underpin the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as military action in a slew of other countries. The vote was 61 to 36 to table — or kill — Paul’s amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act. The Kentucky Republican’s proposal …

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Trump Defends Failed Strike On Syria

The Hill reports: President Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to defend a U.S. missile strike on a Syrian military air base amid reports that the Syrian government was continuing to use the air base to launch attacks. “Initial indications are that this strike has severely damaged or destroyed Syrian aircraft and support infrastructure and equipment at Shayrat Airfield, reducing …

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PHOTO: Trump And Aides Sit On Mar-A-Lago Wedding Reception Chairs To Watch Syrian Strike Video

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump was complimenting the wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping over steak dinner on Thursday as his military prepared to fire dozens of cruise missiles into Syria. Shortly after laughing with Xi in the ornate, candle-lit dining room of his Mar-a-Lago resort, Trump made a televised address in front of a hastily assembled backdrop to say …

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Syria Condemns Trump’s “Blatant Act Of Aggression”

USA Today reports: Syria condemned U.S. missile strikes on a Syrian air base, describing them Friday as a “blatant act of aggression.” The office of Syrian President Bashar Assad said the strikes, which President Trump launched in response to a chemical attack on civilians, were “shortsighted,” “reckless” and “irresponsible.” Talal Barazi, the governor of Homs province, where the base is …

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Kremlin Spox: Putin Regards Trump’s Strike On Syria As An Illegal “Aggression Against A Sovereign Nation”

From the Russian propaganda outlet RT News: President Putin “regards the strikes as aggression against a sovereign nation,” his spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, noting that the president believes the strikes were carried out “in violation of international law, and also under an invented pretext.” Peskov also insisted that “the Syrian army doesn’t have chemical weapons,” saying this had been “observed …

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Russia Calls For Emergency UN Security Council Meeting Over Trump’s “Thoughtless” Strike On Syria

Reuters reports: Russia wants an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council to discuss U.S. missile strikes on Syria, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday, describing the action as “thoughtless”. The ministry said in a statement that Russia was also suspending a Syrian air safety agreement with the United States, saying: “This is not the first time the United …

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BREAKING: Trump Announces US Strike On Syria, Dozens Of Cruise Missiles Hit Airfield [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: The United States launched dozens of cruise missiles Thursday night at a Syrian airfield in response to what it believes was Syria’s use of banned chemical weapons that killed at least 100 people, U.S. military officials told NBC News. Two U.S. warships in the Mediterranean Sea fired 59 Tomahawk missiles intended for a single target — Ash …

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REPORT: Trump Is Mulling Military Strike On Syria

CNN reports: President Donald Trump has told some members of Congress that he is considering military action in Syria in retaliation for this week’s chemical attack, and recognizes the seriousness of the situation, a source familiar with the calls tells CNN. The source said the President had not firmly decided to go ahead with it but said he was discussing …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Holds Press Conference With King Abdullah Of Jordan, Will Address Syrian Gas Attack

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump holds a joint press conference with Jordan’s King Abdullah II on Wednesday afternoon. At the news conference, the pair of leaders will likely address the alleged chemical attack in Syria that killed dozens, including children, according to NBC News. On Tuesday, Trump called the “chemical attack” a “heinous” act by Syrian President Bashar Assad, but …

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GOP House Rep Blasts US Inaction On Syria [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois condemned the United States government’s lack of action in response to the Syrian government’s alleged use of chemical weapons. Near the end of the interview, anchor Alisyn Camerota played a clip from 7-year-old Syrian refugee Bana Alabed, who called for an end to the war so, “the children of Syria [can] play and …

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SYRIA: Dozens Killed In Toxic Gas Attack [VIDEO]

Al Jazeera reports: At least 58 people, including nine children, were killed in an air raid that released “toxic gas” on the rebel-held Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun on Tuesday, a monitor said. The attack caused many people to choke or faint, and some had foam coming from their mouths, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, citing medical …

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Tillerson Threatens Preemptive Attack On North Korea: “The Policy Of Strategic Patience Has Ended” [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson ruled out on Friday opening any negotiation with North Korea to freeze its nuclear and missile programs and said for the first time that the Trump administration might be forced to take pre-emptive action “if they elevate the threat of their weapons program” to an unacceptable level. Mr. Tillerson’s …

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North Korea Fires Four Banned Ballistic Missiles Into Japanese Territorial Waters 190 Miles From Coast

NBC News reports: North Korea fired four banned ballistic missiles into Japanese waters on Monday, an act that officials in Seoul and Tokyo said represented a grave threat to their countries’ security. The missiles were launched at about 7:36 a.m. Monday (5:36 p.m. Sunday ET) off North Korea’s eastern coast, and traveled about 620 miles, a South Korean military official …

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Fox News Analyst On Trump’s War Threat To Iran: It’s Like A Crusade, We’re Doing It Under God [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump and his administration put Iran “on notice” this week after it launched a missile, and conservative Fox News analyst Ed Rollins said it showed the president’s commitment to Old Testament-style toughness. Appearing on Fox on Thursday, Rollins linked Trump’s warning to Iran with the Bible, and said Trump and his team are modern-day Crusaders. …

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Pentagon Blasts Trump For Ordering Disastrous Yemen Raid Without Sufficient Intel Or Ground Support

Trump’s Benghazi? Reuters reports: U.S. military officials told Reuters that Trump approved his first covert counterterrorism operation without sufficient intelligence, ground support or adequate backup preparations. As a result, three officials said, the attacking SEAL team found itself dropping onto a reinforced al Qaeda base defended by landmines, snipers, and a larger than expected contingent of heavily armed Islamist extremists. …

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Trump Doubles-Down On Iran War Rhetoric

The Los Angeles Times reports: Iran was on the verge of collapse until the U.S. gave it a “lifeline” in the form of the nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, President Trump said Thursday. “Iran has been formally PUT ON NOTICE for firing a ballistic missile,” Trump tweeted. “Should have been thankful for the terrible deal the U.S. …

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Rachel Maddow: Trump Has Endangered US Troops With His “We’ll Take Their Oil” Comments [VIDEO]

Last night Rachel Maddow devoted the opening of her show to Trump’s appearance at CIA headquarters when he said this: “If we kept the oil [in Iraq], we wouldn’t have had ISIS in the first place. The old expression, to the victor belong the spoil. We should’ve kept the oil. But, okay, maybe we’ll have another chance.” Notwithstanding the seeming …

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