In an effort to deprive the murderous dictatorship of the American money it needs to oppress its victims, President Donald Trump reversed some of the Obama administration's unilateral concessions to the “brutal” Communist Castro regime in Cuba. “With God’s help,” Trump said, a “free Cuba” will soon be achieved. The president's speech and his new policies following through on his campaign pledges were well received by the crowd in Miami, by Cuban dissidents worldwide, and by advocates of a free Cuba in Congress. However, despite the changes, some of Obama's pro-Castro policies remain in place, leading some Trump supporters to hope that this will not be the end of the new administration's efforts to reverse Obama's lifeline to the communist regime enslaving Cuba.
A U.S. F-18 Super Hornet shot down a Syrian government Su-22 after the Syrian plane allegedly dropped bombs near members of the U.S.-allied Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
The Senate on June 15 passed a bill originally aimed at imposing sanctions on Iran, but amended to include Russia, by a 98-2 vote — with Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) being the only two dissenting votes.
Defense Secretary James Mattis told Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) during Senate Armed Services Committee hearings, “We are not winning in Afghanistan right now.”
Unless there are some serious reforms to what has become a “haven for dictators,” top officials in the Trump administration signaled that the U.S. government may consider withdrawing yet again from the increasingly discredited United Nations Human Rights Council. The UN council has become a forum for helping tyrants and mass murderers whitewash their crimes, according to Trump's envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley. It has also eroded the legitimacy of human rights, Haley argued. On top of that, while unmentioned by the Trump administration, the discredited UN outfit has meddled in U.S. politics and regularly attacks the constitutionally protected liberties of Americans. And finally, U.S. officials blasted the systemic anti-Israel bias of the UN outfit, warning that it had to stop. While Haley did not commit either way, it would not be the first time the U.S. has pulled out of the UN agency.
The U.S. Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has successfully destroyed an ICBM fired from the Marshall Islands with another interceptor missile fired from California.
A bomb hidden inside a truck exploded near several embassies in Kabul, Afghanistan, on May 31, killing at least 80 people and wounding hundreds, which may prompt further U.S. intervention.
On his way out the door in January, President Obama proposed to begin a detente with Communist Cuba. President Trump is reportedly considering overturning that policy.
This Memorial Day, as Americans remember those soldiers who have offered the greatest sacrifice in service of their country, one is reminded of the words of Jesus: “Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Those soldiers who have died or been wounded — and those who are willing to — deserve the honor and respect of all Americans.
Zbigniew Brzezinski died Friday at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia. He was 89 years old. Celebrated in life and death as a brilliant foreign policy thinker, Brzezinski was an advocate and active participant in the drive toward global government and the New World Order.