trans-atlantic scorecard – july 2019

President Trump withdrew the nomination of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to be permanent defense secretary and named Mark Esper, previously secretary of the Army, as acting secretary. Trump nominated Esper for the permanent defense secretary position three days later. . ..

since our latest issue went to press. . .

March Trump attacks Senator John McCain, telling Ohio, I have to be I've never liked him much falsely taking credit for giving McCain the funeral he wanted while simultaneously grousing and I did not get 'thank you — surely just oversight on McCain's part, perhaps owing to the fact that he was dead.. ..

kurds destroy islamic state, prepare for war vs. turkey

After announcing their complete victory over Islamic State at the town of Baghouz al-Fawqani Syria -- ending the existence of the murderous IS caliphate -- - fighters of Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces now have to contend with the possibility of war against Turkey supported by its patron, Russia.. ..

aft on trump’s budget proposal

By yet again cutting the budget while safeguarding the tax cuts given to the wealthy last year, This budget does not fund the future it does quite the opposite, forfeiting children. ..


Enemy officials had declared that the Islamic Iran will not see the anniversary of its revolution, and they had and are still planning for this to happen and spending billions of dollars too, addressing army commanders Tehran on Saturday.. ..

this week at state: october 19, 2018

At the request of President Trump, Secretary Pompeo traveled to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, October 15-16 to underscore, in meetings with Saudi government leaders, the need for prompt and open investigation into the disappearance of Washington Post Jamal Khashoggi. . ..

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