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The candidate for the post of the head of the Pentagon told how to contain Russia in Europe

The candidate for the post of the head of the Pentagon told how to contain Russia in Europe

A comprehensive strategy involving various U.S. departments and agencies, allies, and the private sector is needed to deter Russia, Pentagon nominee Lloyd Austin said. “The Russian threat continues to evolve in a direction that combines ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ force through the use of hybrid tactics. Operations involving such tactics are multi-layered and complex, and they seek to build Russian influence ...

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Pentagon nominee Lloyd Austin said he was concerned about the influence of Russia and China in the Arctic.

Pentagon nominee Lloyd Austin

Pentagon nominee Lloyd Austin said he was concerned about the influence of Russia and China in the Arctic. “Climate change is actively changing the natural landscape of the Arctic and the strategic balance. The Arctic is rapidly becoming a region of geopolitical competition, and I am deeply concerned about Russia’s military build-up and aggressive behavior in the Arctic and around ...

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CIA director resigns

CIA director resigns

CIA Director Gina Haspel said it was her greatest honor to lead the organization. “The greatest honor of my life has been to lead this wonderful organization. I leave with great pride in the work we have done together,” Haspel said in a statement quoted by the CIA. In 2018, Haspel became the first woman to head the CIA. U.S. ...

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12 members of the National Guard were suspended from participating in Biden’s inauguration

12 members of the National Guard were suspended from participating in Biden's inauguration

Twelve members of the National Guard have been suspended from Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony, two of them with ties to extremist groups, General Daniel Hokanson said at a Pentagon press briefing. “I’m not concerned about most of our organization. If you look at 25,000 people, we’ve identified 12 people, some of them are just being vetted,” Hokanson said. He noted ...

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U.S. Senate to confirm Rachel Levin as U.S. Under Secretary of Health

U.S. Senate to confirm Rachel Levin as U.S. Under Secretary of Health

The U.S. Senate is expected to confirm Rachel Levin, who previously headed the Pennsylvania Department of Health and was a professor of pediatrics at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, as the U.S. Under Secretary of Health. Levin was offered the post at the U.S. Department of Health by newly elected U.S. President Joe Biden. “Dr. Rachel Levine has the expertise ...

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Senate considers nominees for key positions in Biden administration

What does Biden want to accomplish in his first 100 days in the White House?

Five appointees of the president-elect take questions from senators Tuesday The day before Joe Biden’s inauguration, the Senate began considering the president-elect’s picks for key administration positions. On Friday, five of Biden’s appointees are answering questions from senators. Retired General Lloyd Austin, the nominee for secretary of defense, is appearing before the Armed Services Committee. He will need the consent ...

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What does Biden want to accomplish in his first 100 days in the White House?

What does Biden want to accomplish in his first 100 days in the White House?

The next president’s top priority will be passing a nearly two trillion-dollar economic aid package Since the days of Franklin Roosevelt, all American presidents have been judged by how much of their agenda they were able to accomplish in the first 100 days of their administrations. President-elect Joe Biden is determined to get much of his agenda through Congress early ...

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Giuliani denies selling presidential pardons

Giuliani denies selling presidential pardons

U.S. President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani denies that he tried to make money by lobbying for presidential pardons. He wrote this on his Twitter page. “Claims that I have requested or received any compensation for pardons for myself or anyone else are false, defamatory, and malicious,” the lawyer wrote. The New York Times earlier reported, citing sources, that ...

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Media: Trump associates have stepped up attempts to sell pardons

Media: Trump associates have stepped up attempts to sell pardons

The associates of incumbent U.S. President Donald Trump tried to make money by lobbying for presidential pardons. The New York Times writes about it, citing sources. “As President Trump prepares to leave office in the coming days, the lucrative pardon market is approaching its peak, and some of his allies are collecting fees from wealthy criminals or their associates to ...

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Clinton and Pelosi discuss “Russian trail” in Capitol riots

Clinton and Pelosi discuss "Russian trail" in Capitol riots

Former U.S. Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton believes that U.S. President Donald Trump called his counterpart Vladimir Putin during January’s chaos at the Capitol, according to Clinton’s Twitter podcast with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Clinton told Pelosi that she would be interested in getting a list of Trump’s phone calls to see if he talked to ...

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