On Foreign Policy Focus #92, I discuss the attempt by Senator Rand Paul to repeal the 2001 AUMF. The 2001 AUMF was passed in the week after 9/11 and was intended to be a war resolution for Afghanistan. Since 2001, the AUMF has been used to justify military actions in at least 14 countries. The repeal vote failed but gained some traction. I also update Myanmar, Yemen, Syria, and Afghanistan.
On FPF #30, I discuss news stories of war and terror from around the globe. An ISIS terrorist attack occurred in France. The US is arming the Peshmerga for more war in Iraq. The White House and MSM continue to push the Assad used chemical weapons narrative, while scientists disprove it. In Afghanistan, the US is fighting ISIS near the site of the MOAB strike. I also update Kony, Egypt, Venezuela, and Yemen.
On FPF #29, I examine some of the costs of American’s wars. Civilians in other countries clearly identified as victims of American wars. American civilians face grave consequences from the wars. Many vets will suffer from lifelong illnesses and disabilities from wars. All citizens lose rights and face crippling debts. I also update some important foreign policy news stories.
On FPF #28, I discuss the Trump Administration’s policy towards North Korea. Trump seems to have turned his attention from Iran to North Korea. Erdogan has won an important referendum in Turkey. Erdogan now has dictator-like powers. I also update Afghanistan, Syria, and Libya.
On FPF #27. I take a look at Trump backing up on campaign promises again. Trump now believes NATO is not obsolete. I discuss Trump moving closer to regime change in North Korea. I also update Syria, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and Mosul.
On FPF#26, I discuss Trump’s foreign policy. Trump’s Secretary of State thinks the US should be the world’s police force. Trump’s Press Secretary said Trump will attack Assad for using barrel bombs. Trump is taking a very aggressive policy against North Korea.
In FPF #25, I update listeners on stories from Syria since Trump’s attack. I go over who support and who opposes Trump’s attack. I also update listeners on Yemen, Afghanistan, and the Trump Administration.
On this Weekly Freedom File, I discuss Lockheed Martin, Venezuela, sanctuary cities, and give the Trumpdates with the show’s host Kenn.
The F-35 cannot shoot moving targets. Lockheed Martin will not fix the problem with the F-35 but will equip a new laser guided missile to the F-35 that can hit moving targets. [Link]
The US government awarded Lockheed Martin a $27 billion contract for 200 helicopters. [Link]
The former Director of Test and Evaluation for the US military has released a report on the F-35. The report fails the F-35 in several categories. [Link]
Venezuela’s Congress has been dissolved by the high court, making Maduro a dictator. [Link]
Seattle is suing the federal government for threatening to withhold federal money from sanctuary cities. [Link]
- Gorsuch confirmed [Link]
- Trump removed Bannon from the National Security Council. [Link]
- Obama’s National Security Advisor Susan Rice looked into intelligence reports on Trump team members. Rice accessed the reports during the last seven months of Obama’s term. [Link]
- States that have legalized medical marijuana have seen a 25% decrease in opioid-related deaths. [Link]