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New Position of the US in the World that Russia exploits

Russia Exploits US Weakness in Foreign Policy By John Ubaldi Contributor, In Homeland Security With all of the attention focused on ISIS and the Iran nuclear agreement, missing from the foreign policy debate, and something which needs to be discussed is this: Has Russia been exploiting the weakness in U.S. foreign policy? President Obama assumed the presidency in 2009, with one goal in mind, to repudiate the go it alone and unilateralism of the Bush administration’s foreign policy approach, especially after the terror attack on September 11, 2001. Editor of Foreign Affairs, Gideon Rose writes, the Obama administration came into office determined to reverse what it saw as the Bush administration’s mistakes, to “rebalance our long-term priorities so that we successfully move beyond today’s wars, and focus our attention and resources on a broader set of countries and challenges,” as the administration’s initial National Security Strategy put it. Foreign affairs columnist...

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      Homeland Security Network | News | Blog | Contact   New Gun Reviews – by Jason Breen One of our firearms industry media contacts recently got in touch with an invitation to a private range event to take a look at a new Remington 700 configuration from American Built Arms Company called the Mod X. Other products would also be represented and, while my general point of view is from a CCW pistol user, the event was close by and worth a look. To provide a rifle shooter/hunter perspective I thought bringing my father along would be a good idea.        In-Depth sources for better understanding threats Since the Islamic State’s (IS) declaration of a Caliphate (khilafa) in late-June 2014 and the initiation of U.S.- led coalition airstrikes against IS targets in northern Iraq in August 2014 and in Syria in September 2014, the terrorist organization has...

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Gun Carry Reviews Springfield XD(M) 3.8 compact .45 ACP


Gun Carry Reviews This is my everyday carry gun.  While it’s a bit heavier than other options on the market, it brings a lot to the table and it’s a little fussy with reloads.  This is a polymer 45 that offers great capacity in a nice CCW size.  The short mag holds 9 round and the extended mag holds 13 plus one in the barrel.  The gun offers the best accuracy I have seen in a polymer weapon to date.  Springfield paid close attention to many little features that make this a joy to own and fire.  The M series added better grip to the slide rail for positive traction when loading and unloading.  The barrel lends great accuracy.  The trigger is a good SA trigger out the box but improves to great with a little break-in.  One feature that really makes this weapon is the adjustable backstrap. Springfield offered 3...

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Not Quite War, Not Quite Peace


  By Michael M. Phillips - wsj.com   GARDEZ, Afghanistan—The U.S. isn’t quite at war in Afghanistan but isn’t exactly at peace either. On the ground, U.S. special-operations troops accompany Afghan counterparts once or twice a day on raids to kill or capture insurgent leaders. But they don’t enter target buildings or go after the insurgents themselves. From the air, U.S. helicopters and planes routinely bomb or strafe enemy positions, and come to the rescue of beleaguered U.S. and Afghan troops. But those attacks occur about 70% less often than they did a year ago, the Air Force says, and require top-level approval. “We could go and do the mission” for the Afghans, said Command Sgt. Maj. James Napolet, the senior enlisted man among American special-operations troops here. “But our intent is for them to be a fully capable force that can do the mission on their own.” That said, he added,...

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200 retired US generals lobby Congress to reject Iran deal


Letter signed by former officers and navy admirals says nuclear agreement will enable Tehran to become ‘far more dangerous’ By Avi Lewis Nearly 200 retired US generals, admirals and former political officials have come out strongly against the Iran nuclear accord, and have called upon Congress to sink the aon the grounds that it will “enable Iran to become far more dangerous.” Among the signatories are top former career officers from every branch of the US military, as well as officials who have served in the White House, under both Democratic and Republican administrations, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. “The agreement will enable Iran to become far more dangerous, render the Mideast still more unstable and introduce new threats to American interests as well as our allies,” the letter, which was addressed to Republican and Democratic senators and congressmen, stated. Written in response to a similar petition two weeks ago by...

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