Is Gain of Function Research a National Security Threat?

Exclusive to WND: Adam Turner poses questions about U.S.-funded labs in Ukraine, Wuhan, elsewhere The Russian invasion of Ukraine has exposed many challenges facing the West and particularly the U.S. One rather unexpected challenge is the revelation that U.S.-funded biological research facilities in Ukraine may be targets of Putin’s military strategy. Conspiracy theories aside, statements …

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Answers and Accountability for Afghanistan Should Remain a Top Priority

It has been six months since the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. While the American public is currently focused on another foreign policy crisis, the need for answers and accountability into last year’s events in Afghanistan should remain a top priority. Luckily, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFR) has stepped into the breach. This past month, this Committee issued a report critical of the federal government’s actions in Afghanistan. SFR criticized both the Biden administration’s failures that allowed for a quick Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and a botched withdrawal that left thousands of Americans (according to the report) and tens of thousands of Afghan partners behind.

Should military readiness include these 3 woke concerns?

While the Ukrainian state is fighting for its very life against the Russian juggernaut, it was reported that the U.S. military was conducting mandatory training on gender pronouns and coaching officers on when to offer soldiers gender transition surgery. All Army personnel, from soldiers to commanders and supervisors, are required to participate in the training by Sept. 30, 2022.

In Pursuit of a Bad Deal: The Iran Deal Redux

Even as the Russian invasion of Ukraine draws strong condemnation from the Biden administration, in other venues the administration’s foreign policy representatives sit side-by-side with their Russian counterparts, as well as those of China, another hostile regime, asking for their help with a new Iran deal.  If that sounds like a bad idea, well, when it comes to the Iran deal, as the old saying goes, you ain’t seen nuthin’ yet!

What else is DHS hiding in the annual ICE report?

Initial data leaked from the government’s 2021 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Annual Report shows why agency leadership may be sitting on it.

For the first time in at least a decade, ICE failed to release its congressionally mandated annual report on deportations of illegal immigrants by the end of the calendar year. Data from the report was reportedly leaked to the Free Beacon. The numbers show that in 2021, the Biden administration deported just 55,590 illegal immigrants, the smallest number in five years (taking us back to the Obama-Biden administration). This is less than a third of the deportations in 2020 and about one-fifth the number in 2019.

Indisputable Facts, Unacceptable Conclusions: DHS’ Latest Effort to Stamp Out ‘False or Misleading Narratives’

Today, everywhere you look, the First Amendment and/or free speech are under attack. The most prominent recent example involves Joe Rogan. Rogan, a comedian with a large podcast following, has found himself under pressure from critics who want to cancel him and his show on Spotify because of alleged “false” or “misleading” information presented by some of his guests. As a result of these criticisms, Rogan has already apologized for some of his podcasts, and removed some of the offending ones from Spotify. Needless to say, his critics are not mollified, and have moved onto other attacks on his speech.

President Joe Biden wanted out of the Afghanistan War in the worst way

On April 14, 2021, President Biden made his withdrawal announcement regarding U.S. troops in Afghanistan.  Over the next few months, contrary to most Americans’ expectations, as the U.S. left, the U.S.-supported Afghan government lost more and more territory to the resurgent Taliban.  On August 15, 2021, the U.S.-supported Afghan government collapsed.  This shouldn’t have been a complete surprise…