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President Trump’s First Budget Designed to Put 'America First'
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF March 16, 2017 @ 3:58pmClick here to read more
The White House has unveiled what it is a calling an “America First” budget for the federal government that would significantly boost defense spending and offset the increase with cuts in funding for, among other things, foreign aid and the agency responsible for enforcing environmental regulations.
Thursday in a letter to Congress, the president said the proposed budget is aimed at making "safety of our people its number one priority - because without safety, there can be no prosperity."
Tillerson: Different Approach Required With Nuclear North Korea
By American Security Council Foundation ASCF March 16, 2017 @ 3:49pmClick here to read more
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says “it is clear that a different approach is required” after 20 years of failed diplomatic efforts to prevent North Korea from having nuclear weapons.
Speaking Thursday in Tokyo on the opening leg of his first trip to Asia as the top U.S. diplomat, Tillerson said part of the reason he is in the region is to exchange views with Japan, South Korea and China on other ways forward.
Somali pirates who seized oil tanker release it
By MSN News March 16, 2017 @ 3:44pmClick here to read more
A Somalia official says pirates who seized a Comoros-flagged oil tanker have released the ship without conditions.
Security official Ahmed Mohamed tells The Associated Press the pirates have disembarked the ship, which is now heading to Bossaso port, the region's commercial hub.
Navy to Get Budget Boost to Help Fix Readiness Shortfalls
By VOA News March 15, 2017 @ 9:08amClick here to read more
After six years of budget cuts, the U.S. Navy is expected to see a funding increase when President Donald Trump's administration unveils its 2018 budget later this week.
The Navy has put its best foot forward abroad. But in Washington, Navy officials have shared bleak statistics that reveal a damaged force.
China building large port in disputed South China Sea islands
By UPI Com March 15, 2017 @ 9:05amClick here to read more
China may be building a large port in the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency.
The new construction could be taking place as China continues to militarize other areas of the South China Sea, including the disputed Spratly Islands, where Beijing has built military runways and possibly missile shelters.