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

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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

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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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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

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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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