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Weekly Security Digest - January 1, 2021

Iran Escalates Threats as Anniversary of Soleimani Strike Nears

Iran is ramping up threats of revenge for the January 2020 U.S. drone strike that killed Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, while the U.S. is warning of swift and devastating retaliation to any attack.

‘Growing body of evidence’ shows COVID-19 leaked from Chinese lab: US official

U.S. National Security Adviser Matthew Pottinger is doubling down on the theory that COVID-19 leaked from a Chinese government-run lab in Wuhan.

U.S. to move aircraft carrier out of Middle East amid Iran tension

The Pentagon has decided to send home the only Navy aircraft carrier operating in the Middle East, a move that would reduce U.S. firepower in the region amid heightened tensions with Iran, officials said Thursday.

Delay of defense bill won't compromise national security, defense expert says

A series of political fights has led to a delay in the signing and implementation of the National Defense Authorization Act, the massive defense budget and policy bill that has been passed annually for 59 consecutive years.

Kenosha braces for unrest before ruling on Jacob Blake shooting

City officials in Kenosha, Wisconsin are bracing for potential unrest when a local prosecutor announces whether a white cop will be charged in the case of Jacob Blake, a black man left paralyzed when the officer shot him in the back.

 


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"This is a picture of my beautiful mom who joined the Women’s Army Corps in 1956 as a medic. She later became a nurse and joined the Minnesota National Guard. She gave comfort to many as she worked at the Fargo Veterans Hospital until retirement. We recently lost her in August. She was a remarkable woman."

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