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USCP Threat Assessment Cases for 2022 | United States Capitol…

Over the past year, threat investigations by the United States Capitol Police (USCP) have declined, but the number of cases remains at a historically high level. In 2022, the USCP Threat Assessment Section (TAS) investigated a total of 7,501 cases. This number includes investigations into fraudulent statements and direct threats. “Threats against members of Congress are still too high,” said Tom Manger, US Capitol Police Chief. “This has led to a necessary expansion not only of our investigative capabilities but also of our responsibility to protect. While this work is ongoing, it is the best way to keep everyone safe.”Read News

Blinken said the US was “appalled” by the execution of a British-Iranian national

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated that the United States was deeply shocked by Iran’s death sentence for Alireza Akbari, vowing that Tehran’s violence in its attempt to suppress the protests will not go away. without punishing them. “We are very shocked by the death sentence given to Mr. Akbari as everything we have seen on the streets of Iran in recent months after the beginning of this protest has surprised us: the arrest of the people, and the law.” to deceive, to kill, and to use sexual violence as a tool to suppress protesters,” said Blinken at aRead News

Expert’s warning to the US Navy about China: Bigger fleet almost always wins

Seoul, South Korea CNN — As China continues to develop what is already the world’s largest navy, a professor at the US Naval War College has a warning to US military planners: In naval warfare, the larger fleet almost always wins. Writing in the January issue of the Proceedings of the US Naval Institute, Sam Tangredi says that if history is any lesson, China’s numerical advantage will likely lead to the defeat of the US Navy in any war with China. Tangredi, the Leidos Chair of Future Warfare Studies at the US Naval War College and a former captain inRead News

Turkey’s top diplomat travels to US amid troubled relations

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and the United States will aim to defuse a series of disagreements between the NATO allies when the Turkish foreign minister visits Washington this week . But expectations that outstanding issues can be resolved are low. Mevlut Cavusoglu leaves on Tuesday for a meeting on Wednesday with his US counterpart Antony Blinken on a rare visit by a top Turkish official. The administration of US President Joe Biden has kept its distance from Turkey due to the increasingly authoritarian direction of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and policies that suppress rights and freedoms. Positioned at theRead News

The Pentagon Sends US Weapons Stored in Israel to Ukraine

How much total aid has Ukraine received from the US? This withdrawal will bring total U.S. military aid to Ukraine to an unprecedented level of approximately $19.3 billion since the beginning of the administration. How much money has the US sent to Ukraine in total? To meet Ukraine’s evolving battlefield requirements, the United States will continue to work with its allies and partners to provide Ukraine with key capabilities. In total, the United States has committed more than $18.2 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since January 2021. How much money has the US sent to Ukraine in 2022? AppropriationsRead News

How close is the US to hitting the debt ceiling? How bad would that be?

What country is in the most debt? Japan, with its population of 127,185,332, has the highest national debt in the world at 234.18% of its GDP, followed by Greece at 181.78%. Which country owes the US the most? Japan is the largest holder of US debt. Which countries has no debt? S.No Countries Debt to GDP ratio 1. Brunei 3.2% 2. Afghanistan 7.8% 3. Kuwait 11.5% 4. Democratic Republic of the Congo 15.2% What country do we owe the most debt to? Japan. Japan held $1.3 trillion in Treasury securities in May 2022, beating China as the largest foreign holderRead News

‘Say their names’ – Families urge Blinken to use China trip to free US detainees

Washington: Jan, 18, 2014 (Himilo) – Katherine Swidan, whose son Mark was imprisoned in China for more than 10 years, has not even seen his picture in the last ten years. The last time she heard his voice was in 2018. She and other American families, who the US government says are wrongfully detained in China, are hoping that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will push Chinese authorities to release their relatives when he visits Beijing next month. “My message to Blinken is: say their names,” said Katherine Swidan in a phone interview from her home in Luling, Texas.Read News

Border controlled by cartels, not US, Yuma residents say, as gangs exact billions from human smuggling

YUMA, Ariz. – Mexican cartels that control the southern border are putting Americans at risk as they smuggle drugs and violent criminals into the United States, a border town official told Fox News. “This is not a political discussion,” Yuma County Supervisor Jonathan Lines told Fox News. “This is a matter of national security.” “Unless this situation changes and we take back control from the cartels, for the human trafficking that comes across our border, it will only get worse,” Lines said. MEXICAN CARTELS RUNNING THE SOUTHERN BORDER ENDANGER AMERICANS. WATCH:  WATCH MORE FOX NEWS ORIGINALS HERE The cartels haveRead News

Assistant Secretary Sherman’s Trip to Ukraine – United States…

The following is attributable to Speaker Ned Price: Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, Principal Deputy National Security Advisor Jon Finer, and Deputy Secretary of Defense Dr. Colin H. Kahl traveled to Kyiv today to meet with President Zelenskyy, members of the Office of the President, and senior officials of Ukraine to reiterate. the strong and determined commitment of the United States to Ukraine and its defense against unprovoked Russian aggression. Before the visit, the delegation made stops in Germany and Poland to review US security assistance to Ukraine. While in Kyiv, Deputy Secretary Sherman, Deputy Chief NSA Finer, andRead News

The United States and the Marshall Republic of …

Today, the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of the Marshall Islands signed a Memorandum of Understanding affirming our close and continuous partnership and reflecting our common understanding reached on the levels and types of future US assistance to be requested for the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Special Presidential Envoy for Compact Negotiations Joseph Yun signed the Memorandum for the United States and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Kitlang Kabua signed for the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Ambassador Gerald Zackios of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Assistant SecretaryRead News

How Ukraine became a testing ground for Western weapons and battlefield innovation

Last fall, as Ukraine won back large swathes of territory in a series of counter-offensives, it hit Russian forces with American-made artillery and rockets. Some of that artillery was guided on the battlefield by a domestic targeting system developed by Ukraine. A piece of Ukrainian-made software has turned readily available tablet computers and smartphones into sophisticated targeting tools now widely used throughout the Ukrainian military. The result is a mobile app that feeds satellite imagery and other information into a real-time targeting algorithm that helps units close to the initial direct fire to hit specific targets. And because it’s anRead News

It took just two weeks for one of the Ukrainian army’s newest brigades to acquire American-made M-2 combat vehicles

US Army M-2 combat vehicles and M-1 tanks at the Grafenwoehr training area in Germany in 2018. Just two weeks after the administration of US President Joe Biden announced it would donate 50 M-2 Bradley fighting vehicles, a Ukrainian army brigade has begun training on the vehicles. And not just any brigade, the 47th Assault Brigade. A new all-volunteer unit accelerating the evolution of the Ukrainian army into a NATO-style force. Not only with the M-2s, but also with American guns and ex-Slovenian tanks armed with British guns. A video purporting to depict 47th Assault Brigade troopers in an M-2Read News

Jury selection to begin in the US trial of Mexico’s former top cop

The selection of the jury is scheduled to begin on Tuesday in the federal court in Brooklyn in the corruption trial of Genaro Garcia Luna, who was the head of the Mexican equivalent of the FBI, which was accused by the United States States in receiving millions of profits from the cartel controlled by the company. Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Garcia Luna, the former Mexican secretary of public security, was arrested in Dallas in 2019 and charged with narcotics trafficking conspiracy for aiding the Sinaloa cartel. The charges stemmed from El Chapo’s trial after a witness testified that he gaveRead News

The trial of Mexico’s former security chief should end the US-Mexico ‘war on drugs’

One of Mexico’s most powerful former officials will stand trial in the United States this week, accused of accepting high-dollar bribes from a violent cartel in a case with deep political implications that could expose the inner workings of the “war on drugs” on both sides of the nation. border. Genaro García Luna, the former head of the Mexican equivalent of the FBI who went on to lead the country’s security ministry, was arrested in Texas in 2019, accused of conspiring to traffic cocaine and lying to the US government. He was later accused of accepting multimillion-dollar bribes from theRead News

US drug trials open for former Mexican security chief

Mexico City (AP) – Mexico’s top security official and the man in charge of fighting drug cartels will go on trial Tuesday accused of accepting millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for helping the powerful Sinaloa cartel move drugs and avoid its members. to catch Genaro García Luna was best known as the mumbling and tough-looking former security secretary under former president Felipe Calderón, who led a bloody war against the cartels from 2006 to 2012. United States prosecutors say he was so brazen that he accepted tens of millions of dollars, often stuffed into briefcases. The evidence againstRead News

These U.S. cities have the worst life expectancies, report says

Is living past 80 rare? How to live to 85? According to SOA, a 65-year-old man today, in average health, has a 55% chance of living to 85 years. For a 65-year-old woman, the chance of reaching 85 is 65%. Do people live to 80? These days, when life expectancy in the US is around 80 years, living well into the 80s or 90s is a good goal for many. Even centenarians — people who are 100 years old or older — are on the rise. How likely is it to live past 80? The average life expectancy in theRead News

Companies in Europe and the US help Myanmar produce weapons, the report said

According to three former UN experts, companies in the US, Europe and Asia are helping Myanmar’s army produce weapons used in human rights abuses. Companies from 13 countries – including France, Germany, China, India, Russia, Singapore and the US – provide supplies that are “critical” to Myanmar’s arms production, Special Advisory Council for Myanmar (SAC-M) – we read in a report published on Monday. This support includes licenses, raw materials, software, parts and components, experts said. As a result, Myanmar’s military, which launched a bloody crackdown on the opposition after taking power in a coup d’état in February 2021, hasRead News

The US says it will address the issue of business visas for India

1 minute read Jan 17, 20235:21 UT Last updated ago NEW DELHI, Jan 17 (Reuters) – The United States has taken steps to address serious issues surrounding the issuance of business visas to Indians amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Arun Venkataraman, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce for Delhi, said on Tuesday. Reporting by Shivanga Acharya, written by Tanvi Mehta; Editing by Krishna N. Das Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Are U.S. visa slots available in India? Are the windows for US visas open in India? What is the best time to book U.S. visa appointment in India? That said,Read News

Opinion | Biden’s big, risky semiconductor push

Why is Taiwan leading in semiconductors? With its strong OEM wafer manufacturing capabilities and a complete industry supply chain, Taiwan has been able to differentiate itself from its competitors and dominate the global market. Taiwan’s semiconductor industry was worth $115 billion, representing approximately 20% of the global semiconductor industry. Why is Taiwan so good at making potato chips? When asked why the Taiwanese are so good at making chips, Macronix VP Simon Wang replied in 1998: “The advantage of the Taiwanese cost structure is that you can make a big chip and make a profit on it. We get 15Read News

Saudi Arabia can bridge the gap between the US and China, says the finance minister

Saudi Arabia can help act as a conduit between the US and China at a time of heightened geopolitical tensions, Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said Monday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The comments came amid questions about what worries the minister most in 2023. He called for calm and cooperation, expressing his country’s ability to maintain an open dialogue with all major political forces amid Russia’s war in Ukraine, the competition between Washington and Beijing, and the energy market volatile. “I really think we should focus on collaboration, cooperation, avoiding more geopolitical tensions, and calling forRead News

Trouble With Prime: The Dangers of America’s Quest for Dominion of the Pacific Ocean

In its policies towards Asia, the United States has long sought to combine its superior military, economic and policy-making capabilities with a desire for stability. Until recently, this was not difficult to do. Washington’s international dominance coincided with the post-1979 “Asian Peace”—a period of remarkable stability in East Asia and the Pacific—so that the US had little trouble dominating the region without creating conflict. Over time, Washington came to believe that US dominance and regional tranquility did not coexist but were causally linked. As a result, US policymakers made maintaining Asian dominance a cornerstone of their regional strategy, arguing thatRead News

LETTER: The United States and incarceration

In his Tuesday letter titled “Hard or Weak,” Jim Fett said, “The United States has the highest population of incarcerated people in the world even compared to other countries, including Russia and China.” I suggest you take all these people incarcerated in one or both of these countries and have them commit the same crimes. How many of these people would live to see the inside of a courtroom let alone the inside of a prison cell? I think it would be fair to say that “the United States has the highest population of criminals still alive”. Can you leaveRead News

Department Press Conference – January 12, 2023 – United States …

MR PRICE: Remember on Monday when we started exactly at 2:00 p.m., and I said, “Remember this when we were a few minutes late.” MR PRICE: Two minutes before. Exactly. So this is where I’m going to ask for your indulgence and offer a reminder of better days. Let’s start with this. The United States welcomes the January 11th announcement by the Government of Uganda and the World Health Organization regarding the end of the Ebola epidemic in Uganda. We commend the Government of Uganda and our international partners on reaching this milestone. We celebrate with the survivors just asRead News

What the end of the US shale revolution means for the world

What is included in my trial? During your trial you will have full digital access to FT.com with everything included in our Standard Digital and Premium Digital packages. Standard Digital provides access to a wealth of global news, analysis and expert opinion. Premium Digital includes access to our leading business column, Lex, as well as 15 curated newsletters on important business topics with original, in-depth coverage. For a full comparison of Standard and Premium Digital, click here. You can change the plan you are using during your trial at any time by visiting the Settings & Account” section. What happensRead News

The United States cannot control Russia’s malice in Ukraine

After a year of violence, horror and agony for the Ukrainian people, their conflict with Russia is far from over. Fighting off the rapid Russian takeover, the Ukrainians entered a phase of military and diplomatic stagnation, with neither country making significant progress towards winning the war. All this time, the United States stood on the side of freedom, accepting the request of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to provide the weapons and ammunition necessary to repel the Russian forces. America paid dearly for this. After imposing economic sanctions on the Russians and choking off the world’s main oil supplier, prices atRead News

The president of Mexico said that the United States needs to do more

The president of Mexico tells us that “we have to do more.” Who pays 25 percent of the total budget of the United Nations? Who has more troops than us in the world to help countries? We need to do more to stop illegal drugs. Start looking first in your country. It’s time to cover the Statue of Liberty for a while until we solve all the problems we have at home. Joseph E. Gehring Sr. Village of Duval Wildwood Middle High School Speech and Debate program earns charters status Officials hold public hearing on ‘sad case of a veteranRead News

Representative says Democrats should cap spending to avoid U.S.…

WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (Reuters) – House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said on Sunday he believed Democrats would agree to freeze government spending to prevent a U.S. debt default and wanted to discuss the idea with President Joe Biden. Republicans who now control the House have threatened to use the debt ceiling as a way to demand spending cuts from Biden’s Democrats, who control the US Senate. This has raised concerns in Washington and on Wall Street about a bitter fight that could be as damaging as the protracted war of 2011, which led to a short-term reduction in the US debtRead News

The United States and Japan sign a space cooperation framework…

WASHINGTON — The United States and Japan signed a January 13 agreement to allow for further cooperation between the two countries in space exploration, but without announcing any new initiatives. During a brief ceremony at NASA Headquarters attended by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and other dignitaries, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken signed a framework agreement with his Japanese counterpart, Secretary of State Yoshimasa Hayashi. “US-Japan space cooperation has entered a new era with the Artemis project, and many projects, including lunar activities, have been carried out by Japanese and US astronauts,” Kishida said through an interpreter at theRead News

Other lawyers have obtained additional classified information at the Biden home

WASHINGTON (AP) – Attorneys for President Joe Biden have found more classified documents in his Wilmington, Delaware, home than previously known, the White House acknowledged Saturday. White House Counsel Richard Sauber said in a statement that a total of six pages of classified documents were found during a search of Biden’s private library. The White House had previously said that only a single page was found there. The latest revelation adds to the discovery of documents found in December in Biden’s garage and in November in his former offices at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, when he was viceRead News

‘People aren’t taking it seriously’: Experts say US Covid surge is major risk

In the fourth year of the pandemic, Covid-19 is once again spreading across America, fueled by the recent holidays, reduced precautions and the continued evolution of sub-variants of the Omicron virus. The new subvariants raise concerns about their increased transmissibility and ability to evade some antibodies, but the same tools continue to limit the spread of Covid, particularly bivalent boosters, masks, ventilation, antiviral drugs and other precautions, experts say. Still, uptake has been “pitiful,” said Neil Sehgal, an assistant professor of health policy and management at the University of Maryland School of Public Health. The use of antiviral drugs isRead News