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Germany defense minister orders partial dissolution of elite KSK commando unit
Germany's Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbaue on Tuesday announced that she had ordered the partial dissolution of the elite Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK) commando unit. The unit has faced several recent allegations, including the discovery of (More)
"Space Force" Intellectual Property: The US Armed Forces v. Netflix
On the 20th of December, 2019 the United States Space Force (USSF) was commissioned as an independent branch of the US Armed Forces. From its very foundation, the USSF seems to have been caught in a legal tussle with Netflix over a very interesting i (More)
India bans TikTok, WeChat, dozens more Chinese apps as tensions increase along border
The Indian government on Monday banned 59 Chinese mobile apps, including TikTok and WeChat, citing national security concerns. Both sides have also deployed more troops to the contested Ladakh region in the last week following a deadly skirmish earli (More)
Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over assassination of Qasem Soleimani
Tehran Prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr announced Monday that Iran has ordered through Interpol the arrests of 36 US political and military officials, including President Donald Trump, who were allegedly involved in the assassination of General Qasem Soleim (More)
Federal appeals court rules Trump's use of defense funds for border wall was illegal
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled 2-1 Friday that President Donald Trump lacked the constitutional authority to transfer Department of Defense (DOD) funds for use in the construction of a wall along the Mexican border. The court fou (More)
President Trump issues executive order on protecting public monuments
President Trump, on Friday, issued a new executive order to protect public monuments. Under the order, those who illegally remove or vandalize public monuments can face up to ten years in prison.The Attorney General was directed to collaborate wi (More)
An American President's Perilous Misunderstanding of War, Strategy and Survival
“It must not be forgotten that it is perhaps more dangerous for a nation to allow itself to be conquered intellectually than by arms.” - Guillaume Apollinaire, “The New Spirit and the Poets" (1917) In his commencement address at West Point on June 1 (More)
UN Human Rights Council Says to the United States: "Get Your Knee off Black Necks"
On Juneteenth, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution requesting the High Commissioner for Human Rights, with the assistance of relevant Special Mandate Holders, to prepare a report on systemic racism and violations of internati (More)
Defund the Police, and Defund Big Data Policing, Too
When we talk about defunding the police, we focus on what we can see. We imagine hiring fewer cops to flock in subway stations and wander sidewalks. We picture fewer high-priced tanks and military-grade tools of war in our communities. But today’s po (More)
China, India military officials agree to deescalate border tensions
The Chinese and Indian militaries have reportedly agreed to "lower the temperature" along their disputed border region and may even begin withdrawing troops. Tensions had been rising sharply since a violent clash in the (More)
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