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Fighting for us

Published by: John Bolton

Israel’s effort to destroy Hamas’ underground Gaza Strip infrastructure is about defeating terrorism, yes — but even graver issues are involved. Hamas’s long record of indiscriminate rocket attacks (over 11,000 since Israel left Gaza in 2005), its suicide bombers and its determination to destroy the Jewish state are all too real.

This is more than ample justification for Israel not just to retaliate against Hamas, but to destroy it.

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US: Russia Violated Nuclear Treaty

Published by: American Security Council Foundation ASCF

The United States accused Russia of violating a historic nuclear test ban treaty by testing a ground-launched cruise missile.

U.S officials said President Barack Obama informed Russian President Vladimir Putin in a letter Monday of the United States' determination that Russia broke the 1987 treaty. 

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Illegal immigrants protest outside White House, with little fear of repercussions

Published by: American Security Council Foundation ASCF

Illegal immigrant demonstrators were protesting outside the White House on Monday – but don’t expect America’s immigration officers to intervene.

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement official indicated that even if the protesters end up getting arrested by D.C. police, they’d have to be serious criminals for ICE to get involved.

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Israel Pounds Gaza; Netanyahu Warns of Long Campaign

Published by: American Security Council Foundation ASCF

Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country should be prepared for a long conflict in the Palestinian enclave, quashing any hopes of a swift end to 22 days of fighting.

Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats targeted symbols of Hamas control, firing on the house of Hamas Gaza leader Ismail Haniyeh before dawn on Tuesday, causing damage but no casualties, Gaza's interior ministry said.

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EU Set to Impose Tougher Sanctions on Russia

Published by: American Security Council Foundation ASCF

The European Union is set to impose new sanctions against Russia, targeting its finance and defense sectors over the conflict in Ukraine. A decision by European Union ambassadors, meeting in Brussels, is expected later Tuesday.

In a conference call with President Barack Obama on Monday, the leaders of Britain, Germany, Italy and France expressed their willingness to adopt new sanctions against Russia in coordination with the United States.

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California Governor on 3-day Trade Trip to Mexico

Published by: American Security Council Foundation ASCF

California Governor Jerry Brown called a news conference in Mexico City's Foreign Ministry on Monday to strengthen bilateral ties between the two regions as its shared common border grapples with a surge in undocumented migrant children crossing into the U.S.

At a news conference with Mexican Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade, Brown said the immigration overload of thousands of Central American youths at the border should be seen as a humanitarian issue.

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Suicide Bomber Kills Afghan President's Cousin

Published by: American Security Council Foundation ASCF

Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has killed a cousin of President Hamid Karzai in the southern province of Kandahar.

Regional officials said Hashmat Karzai was hosting guests at his house for the Eid al-Fitr holiday on Tuesday when a man detonated explosives hidden inside a turban as the pair greeted each other.

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