On Twitter, America First Legal, a non-profit legal center that seeks to challenge left-of-center policies through a lawsuit, shared some jaw-dropping news. Because of their successful Freedom of Information Act case against the National Archives, they got new documents that link Biden to Hunter’s profiteering in Ukraine.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis criticized President Joseph Biden for giving Ukraine a “blank check,” wandering about Ukraine while the U.S. border is in ruins and putting the U.S. in an unsettling proxy conflict with China.
Thursday, the Senate passed an $858 billion defense-policy package that permits U.S. military commanders to acquire new weapons and gives pay hikes for troops, funds military goals, and eliminates the Covid-19 vaccination mandate. The passage of the bill marks the completion of a major item on Congress’ year-end to-do list.
The explosion at a grain factory near the Ukrainian border occurred the same day Russia launched a round of missile assaults on Ukrainian energy infrastructure, heightening fears that the conflict may spread to neighboring nations.
NATO will conduct long-planned nuclear drills next week. The drill will take place regardless of escalating tensions in Ukraine and President Vladimir Putin’s assertion that he is not bluffing about using all available means to defend Russian territory said NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday.
At the top of the world, trade and resources are being fought for hegemony. The Northern Sea Route, also known as the Arctic Silk Road, provides a shipping link between Europe and Asia, bypassing the Suez and Panama Canals. Russia has militarized the region, building as many as 50 defensive outposts from the Barents Sea to Alaska.