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President Reagan spoke of its significance by saying: "One thing is certain. If we're to continue
to advance world peace and human freedom, America must remain strong. If we have learned
anything these last eight years, it's that peace through strength works." Read more »

China warned US destroyer to leave area near man-made island, official says

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US-Russia calls increase to avoid air mishaps in Syria

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In first under Trump, U.S. warship challenges Beijing's claims in South China Sea

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Salman Abedi 'wanted revenge' for US air strikes in Syria, Manchester bomber's sister says

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What is the Five Eyes intelligence pact?

Published by: Source: CNN

Facing fuming British prime minister, Trump vows to plug leaksBritain briefly stopped sharing intelligence with the United States about the Manchester bombing after American officials leaked information -- a remarkable development between two Five Eyes nations that have the deepest of intelligence relationships.

The US and the UK are two of the so-called Five Eyes -- along with Canada, Australia and New Zealand -- that share a broad range of intelligence in one of the world's tightest multilateral arrangements.

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Major U.S. tech firms press Congress for internet surveillance reforms

Published by: Source: Reuters

Facebook, Amazon and more than two dozen other U.S. technology companies pressed Congress on Friday to make changes to a broad internet surveillance law, saying they were necessary to improve privacy protections and increase government transparency.

The request marks the first significant public effort by Silicon Valley to wade into what is expected to be a contentious debate later the year over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, parts of which will expire on Dec. 31 unless Congress reauthorizes them.

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Trump, May other leaders at G7 sign agreement against Internet terrorism

Published by: UPI Com

Leaders at the G7 summit in Italy agreed Friday that more needs to be done to fight global terrorism -- both on the ground and on the Internet.

 The heads of state -- including President Donald Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni -- concurred at the meeting in Sicily that more can be accomplished in combating militant plots and ideologies.

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Concerns Grow About Libya Connection to Manchester Bombing

Published by: VOA News

Hashim Ramadan Abedi appears inside the Tripoli-based Special Deterrent anti-terrorism force unit after his arrest on Tuesday for alleged links to the Islamic State extremist group, May 24, 2017.British counter-terror officers have been conducting raids and making arrests in the wake of the concert bombing earlier this week that killed 22 people, including children. The raids are reassuring on the one hand, showing the police are moving fast. But they are adding also to a sense of alarm among Manchester residents.

That alarm is slowly morphing into anger as it has emerged British security services missed several opportunities to identify the Manchester suicide bomber, 22-year-old Salman Abedi, as a high-risk militant. Several people have stepped forward — from neighbors to mosque leaders and community workers — to complain about the lack of action by authorities after they reported their worries about him to counter-terror officials.

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Iran Claims Third Underground Missile Production Site Built

Published by: American Security Council Foundation ASCF

An Iranian semi-official news agency says the country's powerful Revolutionary Guard has built a third underground facility designated to produce ballistic missiles.

The semi-official Fars news agency on Thursday quoted the chief of paramilitary's airspace division, Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, as saying the force will "continue to develop our missile capacity" and that U.S. concerns over the country's ballistic program are of no significance to Iran.

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