WASHINGTON WANTS TO RAMP UP WEAPON SALES TO TURKEY

May 17, 2022 The Biden administration wants to send Turkey advanced weapons for its F-16 fleet and new jets as Washington and Ankara try to mend ties after years of tension. The Wall Street Journal reported that the proposal calls for the shipment of 40 new F-16s...

COVID WAR LOCKDOWNS SPIKE DRUG ADDICTION IN U.S.

May 17, 2022 More than 100,000 people died from drug overdoses in the U.S. last year—a 15 percent increase from 2020—due in large part to the spread of illegal fentanyl throughout the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Health officials...

HUNGARY REFUSES TO AGREE TO BAN RUSSIAN OIL

A top EU official said in an interview last week that the bloc is determined to get Hungary to sign on to an all out Russian oil ban, a debate that has shown fissures in the bloc. “We are very much determined to work with Hungary and the rest of the EU member states...

No More NATO Expansion

by Daniel Larison Posted on May 18, 2022 Finland and Sweden have broken with their longstanding traditions of neutrality to seek NATO membership, and the U.S. and most other allies are eager to accept them. Like previous rounds of NATO expansion, this one is...