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Lima Charlie News reports on issues critical to national security, including intelligence, cyber, diplomacy, terrorism, economic and global climate change.

Image Trump tariffs miss the mark on why some U.S. industries are failing [Lima Charlie News][Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP]
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Trump tariffs miss the mark on why some U.S. industries are failing

The Trump administration’s heavy tariffs on iron and steel will have very little impact on China, while punishing the industries of longtime U.S. allies. The problems of a failing U.S. steel industry will not be solved by tariffs alone. In March, the Trump administration announced… Keep Reading

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Singapore Summit leaves North Korea cyber threat off the table

While diplomacy is moving forward with Kim Jong-Un, it doesn’t appear that North Korea’s extensive cyber-warfare capabilities are on the negotiating table. General Kim Yong-Chol, former spy chief of the North Korean intelligence agency, the General Reconnaissance Bureau, played a pivotal role in breaking the diplomatic impasse… Keep Reading

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Giving the Afghan Air Force Blackhawks is a terrible idea

After then President Hamid Karzai declared Afghanistan’s Air Force ‘reborn’ in 2008, NATO poured money and equipment into the country. However, the initiatives have consistently fallen flat, and the US should think twice about a Blackhawk helicopter program it may never finish. In a big move… Keep Reading

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This Week in U.S. Politics

Lima Charlie’s Weekly Review: U.S. Politics Edition – Highlights of the week in U.S. domestic, geo, cyber, politics. This week: Syrian missile strike, Paul Ryan’s exit, Mark Zuckerberg testifies, a European blockchain partnership and more. US Domestic Politics   House Speaker Paul Ryan Embarks On Final Term… Keep Reading

Image NYPD in Afghanistan, ISIS suffers key setback [Lima Charlie News][NATO photo: Erickson Barnes]
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NYPD in Afghanistan amid ongoing war against ISIS

KABUL, Afghanistan – Bringing more than 150 years of combined policing experience, this week a New York City Police Department (NYPD) delegation, led by police Commissioner James P. O’Neill, met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, CEO Abdullah Abdullah, NATO leaders of Kabul Security Force (KSF), and several other… Keep Reading

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Kim Jong-Un isn’t as crazy as you think

It is widely believed that North Korea and its leaders are crazy or irrational. Incoming National Security Advisor, John Bolton, has said that Kim Jong-Un is irrational and cannot be deterred. His predecessor, HR McMaster, said much the same thing. These views are entirely wrong.… Keep Reading

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This Week in U.S. Politics

Lima Charlie’s Weekly Review: U.S. Politics Edition – Highlights of the week in U.S. domestic, geo, cyber, politics. US Domestic Politics   Trump Set to Send 4,000 National Guard Troops to Mexican Border On Friday, a Pentagon memo announced that as many as 4,000 US National… Keep Reading

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Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative signaling the West’s setting sun?

China’s Rise: Needs Must When The Devil Drives. While America, and Europe along with it, focuses on the Trump administration’s hawkish tendencies towards the Middle East, Russian influence, and far right fringes in Europe, China is changing the Eurasian geostrategic landscape, one infrastructure project at… Keep Reading

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This Week in U.S. Politics

Lima Charlie’s Weekly Review: U.S. Politics Edition – Highlights of the week in U.S. domestic, geo, cyber, politics. US Domestic Politics   President Trump Signs $1.3 Trillion Dollar Omnibus Spending Bill, Funding Government Through September 2018 On Friday, Congress passed the $1.3 trillion dollar omnibus spending… Keep Reading

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This Week in U.S. Politics

Lima Charlie’s Weekly Review: U.S. Politics Edition – Highlights of the week in U.S. domestic, geo, cyber, politics – March 17, 2018. US Domestic Politics   Marine-Vet Conor Lamb Clinches Narrow Victory in Pennsylvania Special Election By a margin of less than 0.3%, Marine Veteran and… Keep Reading

Image Saudi Arabia, al Qaeda and the Salafist Dilemma - Part 3 of the American Foreign Policy Review series [Image: Lima Charlie News]
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Saudi Arabia, al Qaeda and the Salafist Dilemma

Part 3 of the “American Foreign Policy Review” series “Saudi Arabia, al Qaeda and the Salafist Dilemma” takes a a look at our regional allies and foes. Continued from Part 1 and Part 2. Our premier ally in the Middle East, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,… Keep Reading

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