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Agroterrorism: Weaponizing African Swine Fever

African Swine Fever (ASF) is a potential tool of agroterrorism that could inflict economic hardship on the United States. Nefarious agents might use ASF as a terror campaign weapon in the 2020s.

House Makes Lynching A Federal Crime, 65 Years After Till

Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, the House has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law.

AP Interview: Al-Qaida, IS Affiliates Team Up In West Africa

The only place in the world where fighters linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group are cooperating is in West Africa's sprawling Sahel region, giving the extremists greater depth as they push into new areas, according to the commander of the U.S. military's special forces in Africa.

UN Disarmament Chief: Nuclear Arms Race Is Threatening World

The U.N. disarmament chief warned Wednesday that the specter of an unbridled nuclear arms race is threatening the world for the first time since the 1970s.

AP-NORC Poll: Election Security, Integrity Worry Americans

Americans have widespread concerns about the security and integrity of elections, with few saying they have high confidence that votes in the 2020 presidential election will be counted accurately.

Coronavirus: Is The U.K. Prepared?

Britain is on edge. Coronavirus’s steady creep is starting to look more like a surge: a thousand cases in South Korea, fifteen dead in Iran, over three hundred infected in Italy.

U.S. Marine Corps Orders More Amphibious Combat Vehicles from BAE Systems

BAE Systems has received a $113.5 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps for an additional 26 Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV).

Duterte Says Philippines Can Survive Without America

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said Filipino forces can fight insurgents and Muslim extremists without American military help, in a defense of his recent decision to terminate a U.S. security pact.

US and S. Korea May Cut Back Military Moves Due To Coronavirus

The United States and South Korea are considering curtailing joint military exercises due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus, officials said Monday.

Syrian Troops Press Ahead With Campaign As Strike Kills 3

An airstrike on a rebel-held northwestern Syrian city struck a school Tuesday, killing three people, Syrian opposition activists said.