National Security

Iranian Celebrities Join Protesters in Challenging Regime

In addition to some Iranian journalists quitting their jobs in anger because the regime lied about shooting down Ukrainian International Airlines Flight PS752, Iranian celebrities are speaking out against their tyrannical rulers, while the common people persist in acts of defiance such as refusing to tread on American flags and holding banned funeral services for airplane victims.

TOPSHOT - A woman holds a sign for one of the victims of Ukrainian Airlines flight 752 which crashed in Iran, during a vigil at Mel Lastman Square in Toronto, Ontario on January 9, 2020. - A Ukrainian airliner crashed shortly after take-off from Tehran on January 8 killing all …

China’s Birth Rate Falls to Almost 60-Year Low

According to data compiled by the Chinese government and released by its National Bureau of Statistics on Friday, the birth rate in 2019 fell to a level not seen since 1961. That still worked out to 14.65 million babies, however, so the population now exceeds 1.4 billion and is still growing.

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U.S. Afghanistan Watchdog: Officials ‘Routinely Lied’ About War and Reconstruction

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday and complained about the “odor of mendacity” surrounding everything related to Afghanistan. Sopko said U.S. officials have “routinely lied” to the American public about numerous issues related to war and reconstruction in Afghanistan.

CAMP BOST, AFGHANISTAN - SEPTEMBER 11: U.S. service members walk off a helicopter on the runway at Camp Bost on September 11, 2017 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. About 300 marines are currently deployed in Helmand Province in a train, advise, and assist role supporting local Afghan security forces. Currently the …

Germany Investigates Three Over ‘Spying for China’

Frankfurt am Main (AFP) – German prosecutors on Wednesday said they were investigating three people who allegedly spied for China, with media reporting that a German former EU diplomat was among the suspects. “We can confirm an investigation into suspected

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Beijing Claims Chinese Want ‘Military Force’ Against Taiwan

China has effectively pledged military action against Taiwan should its newly re-elected President Tsai Ing-wen and her Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) push for secession, stating they will stop at nothing to stop the country seceding from the mainland altogether. 

XILINGOL, CHINA - JULY 30: The flag guard formation holding the flag of the Communist Party of China, the national flag and the flag of the PLA attends a military parade at Zhurihe military training base to mark the 90th birthday of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on July 30, …