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LATEST NEWS Mar 13, 2019
DOD Releases Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Proposal

On March 11, 2019, President Donald J. Trump sent Congress a proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Budget request of $750 billion for national security, $718.3 billion of which is for the Department of Defense (DoD). …

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$718.3 Billion Defense Budget Request Focuses on Threats

At $718.3 billion, the fiscal year 2020 defense budget request announced at the Pentagon by defense officials is an increase from last year’s $685 billion approved budget. …

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Trump’s Proposed Budget Calls for More Immigrant Detention

U.S. President Donald Trump wants to increase family immigration detention beds by 10,000 in his 2020 budget proposal, a move unlikely to win Congressional support. …

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U.S.-Taliban Peace Talks End In Doha With ‘Real Strides’ But No Deal

The longest round of peace talks between the United States and the Taliban has ended with “real strides” being made but without an agreement on troop withdrawals from Afghanistan, U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad said on March 12. …

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SECNAV Names New Class of Towing, Salvage and Rescue Ship Navajo

Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer has announced the new class of Towing, Salvage, and Rescue ship will be named Navajo in honor of the major contributions the Navajo people have made to the armed forces. …

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British Parliament Rejects May’s Latest Brexit Plan to Split from EU

British lawmakers on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s latest effort to set the terms of Britain’s Brexit deal to split from the European Union on March 29. …

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No More ‘Business As Usual,’ Russia Not A Strategic Partner, European Parliament Declares

The European Parliament has overwhelmingly voted to approve a report stating that Russia “can no longer be considered a ‘strategic partner'” and that “the EU cannot envisage a gradual return to ‘business as usual’ until Russia fully implements the [2015] Minsk Agreement [which lays out a process for achieving peace in eastern Ukraine] and restores the territorial integrity of Ukraine.” …

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China: Muslim ‘Training Centers’ May ‘Gradually Disappear’ Some Day

Chinese authorities said Tuesday that internment camps in the western region of Xinjiang will “gradually disappear” if a time arises when “society does not need them.” …

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