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Related: China Threat Russia threat More China *Introduction Military planning and doctrine has traditionally centered on what to do when a country is either at war or not at war. US military planning seems to continue to embrace this dichotomy, but the United States’ primary adversaries — Russia and China — have embraced a new military doctrine: Conflict in the “gray zone.” The “gray zone” is hard to define, but
General Articles A deal could include partial sanctions relief and a freeze (2019). Washington rumor now has it that the Trump administration is considering offering North Korea some temporary sanctions relief for a freeze of its production of nuclear warheads and missiles. The mooted deal would also include the shutdown of North Korea’s best-known nuclear reactor, at Yongbyon. It does not, however, indicate what range missiles would be frozen. The latter matters
The Hill, July 8, 2019 Democrats and Republicans both seized on a new report Monday from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) laying out the pros and cons of raising the minimum wage to $15. The CBO said that increasing the hourly wage from its current rate of $7.25 to $15 by 2025 could lead to the loss of 1.3 million jobs — giving Republicans their main talking point — while also
With the state of Florida being asked to make a tough choice, this is a big item in the news. Check out all of our resources on this debate to prepare to speak about it. Should felons be allowed to vote when they are in prison? Once they are released? Are there any exceptions?
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