Chinese ships leave disputed waters after Indonesia deploys 4 warships and F-16 fighter jets
Chinese fishing and coastguard ships have vacated waters off Indonesia’s Natuna islands after President Joko Widodo vowed to enforce his country’s maritime rights during a visit to the area, the military said on Thursday. Indonesia deployed four F-16 fighter jets and four warships after dozens of Chinese vessels refused... Read more
Iranian-American says killed Iranian general was just as bad as Osama Bin Laden
A Georgia business owner left his home in Iran for America 45 years ago to get a college education and improve his quality of life. But the man known as Ali still keeps up with the news from his homeland and said he wasn’t surprised when a U.S. drone... Read more
House to vote on war powers resolution to rein in President Donald Trump amid Iran tensions
A day after President Donald Trump highlighted the United States’ determination to blunt state sponsored terror and a nuclear Iran while looking to quell a rise in tensions in the Middle East, the House of Representatives will vote on a resolution calling on Trump to seek authorization from Congress... Read more
S. Korea refuses to send troops to Strait of Hormuz despite 70% of its crude oil imports shipping through there
“I would hope that Korea will send forces out there,” Amb. Harry Harris said in an interview with broadcaster KBS, adding that South Korea gets so much of its energy from the Middle East. More than 70 percent of South Korea’s crude oil imports are shipped through the Strait... Read more
Senator says Trump is probably lying like Bush did to bring US into war with Iraq

When President George W. Bush asked Congress to authorize military force in Iraq in 2002, Sen. Sherrod Brown said he voted no because he believed the administration was lying.

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Trump warns Iran but says US ‘ready to embrace peace with all who seek it’

President Donald Trump addressed the nation from the Grand Foyer of the White House hours after Iran rained more than a dozen rockets down on airbases in Iraq housing U.S. troops. Iranians said the attack was in response to a U.S. drone strike last week that killed Qasem Soleimani, one of Tehran’s most powerful leaders.

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Japan’s Navy is offering free wifi to lure new recruits
In light of a severe personnel shortage, the Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force is seeking to lure in new recruits- with free WiFi. Noting that the idea of being without internet while aboard a ship is unappealing to Japanese youth, the JMSDF is looking “to expand Wi-fi access to... Read more
Prosecutors want to jail retired general Michael Flynn for six months
WASHINGTON — Michael Flynn, the former national security adviser who twice pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents about his contacts with a Russian ambassador, should serve time in jail for his offense, prosecutors told a U.S. judge in Washington, D.C., withdrawing their previous recommendation for leniency. Prosecutors told... Read more
‘1917’ review: World War I tale captures a realistic, riveting race across enemy lines

At the heart of Sam Mendes’ World War I movie “1917” is a beautiful trick: a brilliant feat of camera work (by legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins) that causes us…

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: ‘Real risk to Persian culture’ is Iran supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday brushed aside critiques that President Donald Trump had called for war crimes by targeting Iranian cultural sites, arguing any U.S. strikes would fall within international law and that it was the Iranian regime actually threatening culture through oppression and murder. “The real... Read more
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