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As the US and UK governments continue to discuss their potential response to the suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma in Syria, what could military intervention achieve? The critical military virtue of surprise has long since disappeared for the United States and its allies in the strikes it is planning against Syrian military facilities.
Is the Syria conflict an economic war?
Every war has economic impacts. Escalating the conflict in Syria, a multi-sided proxy war involving multiple regional and global powers, will have broad consequences. Higher oil prices may be among the outcomes. A remarkable series of events over the past few weeks have sent commodity markets analysts scrambling to assess how the prices of oil, gas, aluminum, and other commodities might be affected by rising geopolitical tensions between powers on opposing sides of the multi-party proxy war in Syria.
Disengaged employees and “snowflake” college students both suffer from the same mindset.
Ukrainian anti-corruption investigators on Thursday told AFP they were looking into whether former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko took cash from Moamer Kadhafi's regime in Libya for a presidential campaign. In France, former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been charged over suspected illegal financing and corruption involving the former Libyan.
While senior officials admit that the Army is currently outgunned and outranged in its artillery and missiles programs, the service’s secretary and top general told Congress that fixing that problem at every level is their top priority. “Both China and Russia have passed us up in terms of range and rapid fire,” said Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma during the Army posture hearing Thursday.
President Donald Trump has announced that he plans new missile strikes against the Syrian regime in response to an alleged chemical attack on Syrian civilians in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus. The US has offered no evidence of the attack, since, as the Financial Times has admitted, confirmation of any such attack could take weeks. Moreover, confirming the attack took place at all is not the same thing as confirming that the Syrian regime was responsible for it.
Mattis warns Trump on risks of escalating US involvement in Syria
Top military officials, including Defense Secretary James Mattis, warned President Donald Trump during an afternoon meeting Thursday that he risks escalating US involvement in Syria if he goes forward with the type of aggressive bombing campaign he has pressed for over the past week, according to US and western officials briefed on the conversation.
Newhouse to Interior Department: Stop Ignoring Local Community on Bringing Grizzlies to Central WA
U.S. Rep Dan Newhouse (R-WA) expressed deep concern regarding the U.S. Department of Interior’s announcement in March of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s support for transporting grizzly bears into Central Washington. Newhouse wrote in a letter to Secretary Zinke: “Bringing grizzlies to the North Cascades would have grave impacts on my constituents in Washington’s 4th Congressional District. Just as my constituents have consistently expressed their steadfast opposition to this proposal, I will continue to stand in opposition to a plan that threatens the way of life in North Central Washington. I opposed this proposal when it was introduced by the previous administration and will continue to do so if the current administration moves forward with this plan.”
A California venture capitalist is trying to break up the Golden State into three, and he has a good deal of backing, too. Tim Draper authored an initiative, “CAL 3,” to turn California into three separate states and has nearly double the necessary signatures to get it on the ballot in November.