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Weekly Security Digest - April 11, 2021

Biden Administration May Resume Border Wall Construction After Halting Progress on First Day in Office

Almost three months after President Biden stopped construction on former President Trump’s border wall project, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is mulling the possibility of reviving construction on at least a portion of the security barrier, The Washington Times reported on Monday.

Iran frees South Korean ship it held amid dispute over funds

A South Korean oil tanker held for months by Iran amid a dispute over billions of dollars seized by Seoul was freed and sailed away early Friday, just hours ahead of further talks between Tehran and world powers over its tattered nuclear deal.

Amid Iran tensions, US defense chief to visit Israel 

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will travel to Israel, Germany, Britain and the NATO headquarters in Belgium in the coming week for talks with government and military leaders, the Pentagon announced Thursday.

Leaders of Russia and China tighten their grips, grow closer

They’re not leaders for life — not technically, at least. But in political reality, the powerful tenures of China’s Xi Jinping and, as of this week, Russia’s Vladimir Putin are looking as if they will extend much deeper into the 21st century — even as the two superpowers whose destinies they steer gather more clout with each passing year.

More than 172,000 migrants, most in nearly 2 decades stopped at US-Mexico border in March

Immigration authorities arrested or detained more than 172,000 migrants at the southwest border last month, according to administration officials.


 

This week we are recognizing Wendell Gibbs as Secure America Now's Veteran of the Week! 

"My husband was in the US Navy. He served during the Korean War from 1951 thru 1956. He passed away February 24, 2021 at the age of 88."

Thank you for your service Wendell! 

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