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Supreme Court nominee unscathed facing last day of hearings
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF March 22, 2017 @ 9:04amClick here to read more
Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch enters the third day of his nomination hearings largely unscathed by Democratic attacks, as Republicans confidently predict he will win confirmation despite liberal opposition.
A growing number of Democrats, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, are calling for Gorsuch's confirmation to be delayed because of the FBI investigation of ties between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia. But Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa dismissed that demand as "ridiculous," and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky told The Associated Press: "Gorsuch will be confirmed. I just can't tell you exactly how that will happen yet."
US prosecutors oppose easing jail conditions for El Chapo
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF March 22, 2017 @ 9:01amClick here to read more
U.S. prosecutors and lawyers for Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman are sparring over jail conditions that the lawyers claim are so stressful he's hallucinating about music.
The claim was contained in a defense filing last week that asked U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan to order Guzman released from an ultra high-security wing of a Manhattan jail that's housed alleged terrorists and mobsters, and be allowed in the general inmate population and receive more visitors.
Israel to Declare Air Defense Shield Fully Operational: Officer
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF March 20, 2017 @ 1:05pmClick here to read more
Israel's multi-tier air defense missile system will be fully operational early next month with the deployment of the David's Sling interceptor, a senior Israeli air force officer said on Monday.
David's Sling, designed to shoot down rockets fired from 100 to 200 kilometers away, will be the final piece of a shield that already includes short-range Iron Dome and long-range Arrow-2 and Arrow-3 missiles.
N.Korea rocket-engine test shows "meaningful" progress - S.Korea
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF March 20, 2017 @ 1:01pmClick here to read more
North Korea's latest rocket-engine test showed "meaningful" progress, South Korea said on Monday, while an analyst said it was a dangerous step towards the North's goal of developing a rocket that could hit the United States.
The North's KCNA news agency said on Sunday the engine would help North Korea achieve world-class satellite-launch capability, indicating a new type of rocket engine for an intercontinental ballistic missile.
U.S.-Mexican security cooperation is at a historic high. Will that change under Trump?
By MSN News March 20, 2017 @ 12:57pmClick here to read more
Every airplane passenger who arrives in Mexico is vetted against American criminal and national-security databases, a daily dose of intelligence sharing aimed at finding fugitives and suspected terrorists.
In the Mexico City airport, plainclothes U.S. border officers work alongside their Mexican counterparts to investigate suspicious travelers bound for America. In Brownsville, Tex., U.S. customs agents remotely watch X-ray scans of train cargo from the Mexican side of the border.