“As we speak, the Chinese government is already exporting some of its most advanced military aerial drones to the Middle East, as it prepares to export its next-generation stealth UAVs when those come online,” said Defense Secretary Mark Esper, per Defense One. “In addition, Chinese weapons manufacturers are selling drones advertised as capable of full autonomy, including the ability to conduct lethal targeted strikes.”...
BREAKING: Impeachment committee chair Adam Schiff is threatening to file ethics complaint vs committee staffer he presumes leaked name Eric Ciaramella as the whistleblower; meanwhile,Rep Matt Gaetz has filed ethics complaint vs Schiff for making "false statements" re WB complaint
Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said that William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine, and George Kent, a top State Department official, will testify next Wednesday. Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch is then expected to testify next Friday.
Here’s Adam Schiff’s idea of “open hearings” ↴ ⟿ The President’s counsel is not allowed to participate. ⟿ Schiff controls how Ranking Member @DevinNunes can spend his questioning time. ⟿ The minority party is denied equal rights to call witnesses and subpoena documents.
This could be problematic for Russia, due in part that if the hog-killing disease spreads, it could start wiping out large swaths of herds, as it has already done in China. In the last several months, about 60 cases of African swine fever have been reported to Russian authorities in the Amur Oblast region in Russia, a federal district that borders China in the Russian Far East.
The RESPONSE Act would require all federally-funded schools to install programs that detect "online activities of minors who are at risk of committing self-harm or extreme violence against others,” ... The press release also stated, “The RESPONSE Act includes provisions to help identify students whose behavior indicates a threat of violence and then provide the student with the appropriate services they may need to not be a danger to themselves or others.”
PS: Maybe Real Clear Politics & others wouldn’t have been able to ID the alleged whistleblower if the NY Times didn’t out that he was a CIA official detailed to the WH? The media is full of shit with their faux outrage over me tweeting something already in the public domain! https://t.co/pJuO724eTe
The Agency for Criminal Investigation said in a statement on Facebook the suspect was found in the town of Agua Prieta, right across the border from Douglas, Arizona. The suspect was holding two hostages who were bound and gagged inside a vehicle.