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Secretary of Defense James Mattis

Afghanistan: Wave of Taliban Attacks Kills 30-Plus amid Peace Talks

A wave of attacks perpetrated by the Taliban, recently deemed by a U.S. government-linked study as the world’s second most lethal terrorist group, killed more than 30 people in Afghanistan since Sunday. The killings came as negotiations reported get underway between the United States and the ruthless narco-jihadis to end to the nearly 17-year-old war.

Afghans bury victims of mosque attack as toll rises to 35

Jerry Boykin – Secretary Mattis: Focus on War-Fighting, Ditch the Social Engineering

The head of the United States Pacific Command, Admiral Harry B. Harris, Jr., testified before the House of Representatives in late April that the threat posed by North Korea has grown sufficiently to endanger the Hawaiian Islands. All around the globe, serious national security problems are coming to the fore in places like Iran, Venezuela, Afghanistan, and the South China Sea. Yet, because of holdover personnel from the Obama administration, and damaging Obama-era policies remaining in place, our military continues flailing.

The Associated Press

Assad Not Allowing UN to Monitor ‘De-Escalation Zones’ in Syria

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has decided not to let the United Nations (UN) nor any other oversight body to monitor the “de-escalation zones” he negotiated with Turkey and his allies Russia and Iran, declared the war-ravaged country’s foreign minister.

A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on January 15, 2015 shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad giving an interview to the Eterarna Novina Czech newspaper in Damascus. Coalition strikes against the Islamic State group are having no impact, Assad said in an interview, as members of …