Needed Now: A Crash Program for US Defense Production

Despite spending close to a trillion dollars annully on defense the US is not prepared if and whn it enters into a conflict. To read more go to cepa.org 

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Senate faces new test on Ukraine aid bill

A narrowly divided U.S. Senate will try to move closer to passing a $95.34 billion aid package for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan on Sunday, while hoping to show enough bipartisan support to propel the measure all the way through Congress.

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US carries out retaliatory strikes on Iranian-linked militia targets in Iraq and Syria

The US conducted major airstrikes on 85 targets across seven locations in Iraq and Syria on Friday, the start of what will likely be a series of larger-scale US strikes on Iranian-backed militias who have carried out attacks on US troops in the Middle East.

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THE HIGH PRICE OF LOSING UKRAINE

The United States has a much higher stake in Russia’s war on Ukraine than most people think. A Russian conquest of all of Ukraine is by no means impossible if the United States cuts off all military assistance and Europe follows suit.

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Taiwan voters dismiss China warnings and hand ruling party a historic third consecutive presidential win

Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party pulled off a historic third consecutive presidential victory on Saturday as voters shrugged off warnings by China that their re-election would increase the risk of conflict.

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s Hospitalization Deepens Mystery of His Absence

The Pentagon’s No. 2 official didn’t learn that her boss was hospitalized Jan. 1 until four days after she had assumed some of his duties, U.S. military officials said Sunday, deepening the mystery of why Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was hospitalized and why he hid his medical situation from senior defense officials and even President Biden until days after he was admitted.

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