Shelly Culbertson, senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation, explains the steps that the US can take in leading the stabilization effort in Iraq to prevent the rise of a new ISIS. Following is a transcript of the video. Shelly Culbertson: I'm Shelly Culbertson, I'm a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and I study issues in the Middle East related to refugees, stabilization, and public sector development. We've concluded that unless a series of urgent steps take place over the coming year to provide some of the prerequisites for Iraq to get back on a path to stability, violence could resume once again in a matter of months. Given all of the American lives that we've lost, and the many, many Iraqi lives that have been lost, it's very much in US national inter...
President Donald Trump delivered a strong message to North Korea in Seoul Wednesday, warning Pyongyang not to challenge the U.S. Delivering a rare address before the South Korean National Assembly, Trump issued a stern warning to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, as well as a message of hope should he choose to change course. “Do not underestimate us. Do not try us,” the president warned. “America does not seek conflict or confrontation, but we will never run from it. History is filled with discarded regimes that have foolishly tested America’s resolve. Anyone who doubts the strength and determination of the U.S. should look to our past.” “The regime has interpreted has interpreted America’s past restraint as weakness. This would be a fatal miscalculation,” he explained, asserting “
Liberals just never learn, do they? According to author Ed Klein, Hillary Clinton is in “secret negotiations” with Christopher Steele, the author of the discredited anti-Trump Russia dossier, to purchase a second dossier – just weeks after The Washington Post uncovered that Clinton’s campaign funded the first one. https://twitter.com/Ed_Klein/status/928339666943737856?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthepoliticalinsider.com%2Fhillary-clinton-reportedly-funding-another-trump-dossier%2F According to Klein, a longtime Clinton adviser told him that “Hillary’s people have been secretly in touch with Steele and are close to making a deal with him on opposition research that he claims has newly surfaced from his Russian sources,” adding, “Steele didn’t release this information befo
Donald Trump is throwing verbal punches at North Korea once again. This time they aren’t just his usual threats and petty insults that he often slings on Twitter. Calling Kim Jong-un a “little rocket man” is one thing, but accusing the nation of human rights violations during a speech in South Korea is quite another. The speech from President Trump, which he delivered from Seoul, contained some of his harshest criticism against Kim Jong-un yet. He asked other countries to deny North Korea “any form of support, supply or acceptance” and accused the country of treating its population like slaves. Speaking to the North Korean leader, he said: ‘The weapons that you are acquiring are not making you safer, they are putting your regime in grave danger. Every step you take down this dark p
One of the biggest pledges that Donald Trump made during his presidential campaign was to build a wall between Mexico and the US in an attempt to curb illegal immigration into the country. He also claimed that he would get Mexico to pay for this wall. Despite Mexican officials saying that the country would not cough up the millions required, Trump said it would be done by seizing remittances from undocumented immigrants and increasing the amount charged to Mexicans for entry visas to the US. The president’s idea to divide the two nations in this way has been met with much criticizm. The wall will stretch a vast 2,000 miles along the Mexican border, and it has been estimated that could cost up to $70 billion to build. When Trump was inaugurated in January of this year, people around
Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe has released new footage in the third installment of his “American Pravda” series. This new footage provides damning evidence that the New York Times is not an objective news outlet, but really a liberal propaganda machine. Before targeting the Times, O’Keefe’s series focused on CNN. He captured a CNN producer on video admitting that the Trump-Russia collusion narrative was “bulls**t” to boost ratings, and referring to American voters as “stupid as s***.” He also captured former Obama official and contributor Van Jones referring to the Russia investigation as a “big nothing-burger.” His new series on the Times exposes the lie that the publication is America’s “paper of record,” and shows how it’s an open secret that the Times is a far-left prop
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/917921548677328896?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wthr.com%2Farticle%2Ftrumps-jibe-deepens-feud-with-tillerson https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/917923131003719681?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wthr.com%2Farticle%2Ftrumps-jibe-deepens-feud-with-tillerson "This story is totally made up by the dishonest media," Trump tweeted. It was unclear which specific news outlets he was referring to. As for Tillerson, Trump had no relationship with him prior to last year's election but offered him the secretary of state post after being impressed with his global oil tycoon resume and receiving recommendations from foreign policy heavyweights including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former Secre...
WASHINGTON (NBC NEWS) - In an exclusive NBC News report, three people that attended a July military meeting with President Trump say that he wanted what amounts to nearly a tenfold increase in the country's nuclear arsenal. The gathering happened this past summer of the nation’s highest ranking national security leaders, according to three officials who were in the room. Trump’s comments, the officials said, came in response to a briefing slide he was shown that charted the steady reduction of U.S. nuclear weapons since the late 1960s. Trump indicated he wanted a bigger stockpile, not the bottom position on that downward-sloping curve. According to the officials present, Trump’s advisers, among them the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, were surprised.
Tensions between the US and North Korea have escalated considerably this afternoon after Donald Trump delivered an aggressive speech at the United Nations General Assembly in which he said the US will have “no choice but to totally destroy North Korea”. The worrying speech comes just days after Trump taunted Kim Jong-un via Twitter, nicknaming the North Korean dictator “Rocket Man”, a reference to North Korea’s allegedly extensive nuclear arsenal. Trump delivered his worrying speech at the U.N. Headquarters, in the presence of representatives from over 100 countries across the globe. Unperturbed by this audience, or the intense media scrutiny, Trump proudly declared: “North Korea’s reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles threatens the entire world with unthinkable
While being interviewed in the locker room this week, one of the team leaders for the Steelers announced that his entire team will be STANDING for the National Anthem on Sunday. This comes after a week of fierce backlash where fans from all over the country started burning Steelers gear after they saw their football team stay in the locker room during the national anthem. They decided to “not take sides” on Sunday, and their fans were PISSED. More from CBS Pittsburgh: WOW: THE PITTSBURGH STEELERS REVEAL THEIR OFFICIAL PLAN FOR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM ON SUNDAY September 28, 2017 Clayton While being interviewed in the locker room this week, one of the team leaders for the Steelers announced that his entire team will be STANDING for the National Anthem on Sunday. This comes aft