Category: Foreign Policy

US Military blasted for lacking ‘environmentally conscious minds’ unprepared for climate change

A new government-funded study takes an indirect jab at President Trump for pulling out of a costly and dubious global climate accord signed by Obama and chastises the U.S. military for not possessing an “environmentally conscious mindset.” It also claims the Department of Defense (DOD) is “precariously underprepared” for the national security implications of climate change. A lengthy report published by the United States Army War College essentially blasts the DOD—and the president—for ignoring the threats that climate change poses to national security.

Video: Watch how everyday Americans shoulder the burden of the immigration crisis

Immigrants seeking asylum have been flooding the southern border, particularly throughout the EL Paso, TX, sector. The unprecedented number of families that have inundated border facilities and the partisan fighting in Washington, D.C. means that asylum seekers are being pushed into border town communities.

The Daily Caller Explains explores how local residents have volunteered their time, energy and funds to contend with the migrant crisis that Washington has failed to address

Israel bans Rashida Tlaib and Ihlan Omar

Israel officially decided Thursday to bar Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) from entering the country, according to a statement by Tipi Hotovely, the country’s deputy foreign minister.

Reuters, quoting Hotovely on Israel’s Reshet Radio, said: “The decision has been made, the decision is not to allow them to enter.”

Riot police storm Hong Kong airport as protestors force second day of flight cancellations

The clashes appeared to represent an escalation 10 weeks after the protest’s massive, peaceful beginnings in early June, when hundreds of thousands marched in the semi-autonomous city against a now-suspended extradition bill. A Chinese official said Tuesday that protesters “have begun to show signs of terrorism,” and China appeared to be weighing a crackdown on the democratic movement.

Bolstered by anger over the crackdown by Hong Kong police, the protests has grown more confrontational in recent weeks and reached new levels last Monday with a city-wide strike that disrupting traffic and hundreds of flights.

Hong Kong protestors wave American Flag, sing National Anthem

Hong Kong seem to be heading to a ‘Tianenmen-like’ situation with thousands of protesters thronging the streets. Chinese media had already warned of potential terrorism rising in the country and even accused the US of supporting the riots. A video posted on twitter shows pro-democracy supporters in Hong Kong waving the American flag adding to the fury of the Beijing-backed government.

Treasury designates China as a currency manipulator

The United States took the rare step on Monday of formally labeling China a currency manipulator, as trade relations between the two countries continued to spiral downward after President Donald Trump’s decision last week to impose additional tariffs on Chinese goods.

“In recent days, China has taken concrete steps to devalue its currency, while maintaining substantial foreign exchange reserves despite active use of such tools in the past,” the Treasury Department said in a statement that followed the People’s Bank of China’s decision to let its currency, the renminbi, fall to the lowest level in more than a decade.

Sara Carter: Guatemalan Leftist Opposition and alleged interference by U.S. State Dept risk immigration agreement

The Guatemalan Constitutional Court placed an injunction against Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales ‘ government Saturday from signing the much anticipated ‘Safe Third Country Agreement’ with President Donald Trump on Monday, according to Guatemalan and U.S. officials, who spoke to SaraACarter.com.

Trump poised to sign agreement to send future asylum seekers to Guatemala

Early next week, according to a D.H.S. official, the Trump Administration is expected to announce a major immigration deal, known as a safe-third-country agreement, with Guatemala. For weeks, there have been reports that negotiations were under way between the two countries, but, until now, none of the details were official.