Weekly Security Digest - January 19, 2020
A Central American migrant caravan traveling through Guatemala to the southern border of the United States was forced to return to Honduras in an effort that was funded and partially administered by the U.S. government, according to a report.
The Department of Homeland Security has requested assistance from the Pentagon to build 270 miles of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border to combat drug smuggling, senior U.S. defense officials said.
Eleven U.S. soldiers were treated for concussion symptoms following the Iranian missile attack on Iraqi military bases housing American troops, the U.S. military said.
Israeli aircraft attacked targets in the northern Gaza Strip on Thursday for the second day in a row, as tensions rose on the volatile border.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has reportedly created a “kill switch” for President Donald Trump’s upcoming Senate impeachment trial that would allow for the president’s legal team to either seek an immediate verdict or a dismissal of the case if the trial descends into a circus spectacle.
Thank you to Yvonne Blair for submitting Charles Sessions to be featured as Secure America Now's Veteran of the Week!
"My Father Charles enlisted in the Navy in 1942, he served in the South/Southwest Pacific. He told me one time he was on shore and needed a ride back to his ship, he asked the Captain of the PT-109 who was John F. Kennedy for permission to come aboard, JFK granted him permission. He said he went to the bow of the ship and was sitting with his legs over the side and as they left the dock, JFK sped the boat up nearly knocking my father over. He said JFK laughed and told him he better come aft of the boat. In 1944 he had Stateside Service as Master-Of-Arms and was Honorably Discharged in 1946. He told me serving in the Navy was one of the best times of his life. My Father, My Hero!"
Thank you Charles, for your service to this great nation!
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Earlier this week, the top 2020 Democratic hopefuls took to the stage in Iowa for the seventh Democratic debate of the cycle, and increased tensions with Iran was a top subject of discussion.