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President Donald Trump speaks at Fort Myer in Arlington Va., Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, during a Presidential Address to the Nation about a strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Central Asia can aid U.S. national security

U.S. President Donald Trump announced recently a new American strategy for the country's longest war: Afghanistan. The major change is a shift from the "deadlines," used to the detriment of American national security by the Obama administration, to a focus on "conditions."

FILE - In this Saturday morning, May 21, 2011 file photo, Boy Scouts salute during a "camporee" in Sea Girt, N.J. The Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 Boy Scouts of America announcement to admit girls throughout its ranks will transform what has been a mostly cordial relationship between the two iconic youth groups since the Girl Scouts of the USA was founded in 1912, two years after the Boy Scouts. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

The Boy Scouts are waging a War on Boys

This may sound cheesy to some, but to me as a very young teenager, I remember it being a very big deal. It was towards the end of Boy Scout summer camp in the marshlands off Savannah, Ga. The event I'm speaking of was the 'ordeal' for the Order of the Arrow, a rite-of-passage of sorts.

A screenshot from Real Clear Politics website.

Election polls are fake news, too

It's been almost a year since the 2016 election that brought Donald Trump to the presidency of the United States. The weeks prior to the only poll that mattered on Election Day were filled with false predictions and downright fraud by polling companies seeking to impact the eventual outcome of the election by showing Hillary Rodham Clinton the obvious winner.

President Donald Trump meets with Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump warns Ukraine on treatment of U.S. companies

In a recent meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, President Trump asked Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko -- twice -- to "take good care of U.S. companies." American companies "see a tremendous potential there, so take good care of them," Mr. Trump told his Ukrainian counterpart.

Robert Downey Jr. stars as billionaire industrialist Tony Stark in the "Iron Man" Marvel movie franchise. (Associated Press)

Russia develops Iron Man-style armored suit

- The Washington Times

The Russian Defense Ministry is designing and building new combat equipment for the average soldier, which includes an exoskeleton and 'active protection' measures. The third generation of Ratnik combat gear may appear by 2022, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Ground Forces Col. Gen. Oleg Salyukov, reported Russian state news agency TASS.

President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko speaks during a press conference with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP)

Needing friends, Ukraine picks a fight with new language law

- The Washington Times

As Ukraine struggles with corruption and a hot war with pro-Russian separatists in the east, including the devastating destruction Wednesday of one of its largest weapons depots through a likely act of sabotage, keeping the European Union — and more importantly the International Monetary Fund — happy would seem like an urgent priority. However, in one fell swoop, Kiev has managed to anger almost all of Eastern Europe.

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during his meeting with Chief Rabbi of Russia Berl Lazar in the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Is Russia losing its hold on Moldova?

Four years ago, 20 percent of the banking assets of the tiny, landlocked nation of Moldova simply disappeared. In Europe's poorest country, this was a lot of money and a very big deal. The loss of the money to an intricate looting scheme angered ordinary Moldovans who marched in the streets and put the blame squarely on the shoulders of the pro-European Union government.

Dick Morris

Dick Morris: No impeachment for president with 60% approval rating

During a speech at the Metropolitan Republican Club in Manhattan to highlight his new book, "Rogue Spooks: The Intelligence War on Donald Trump," political operative and commentator Dick Morris outlined the Deep State's attempt to unseat duly elected President Donald Trump from power and the strategy Trump seems to be using to combat Obama operatives in our intelligence agencies.

In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed-door meeting in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

For a real Russia collusion story, follow a different trail

With Special Counsel Robert Mueller now moving into tax and money laundering issues, the Russian-Trump collusion theory having proven a dry hole, it would make sense that Congress take a look at real collusion by the Russians and American politicians over the last decade, if the current hysteria over the issue is sincere.

Exiled Ukraine politician Oleksandr Onyshchenko

Q&A with exiled Ukrainian Oleksandr Onyshchenko

Oleksandr Onyshchenko was forced to leave Ukraine after being exposed as an opposition supporter. Charges and arrest warrants were issued as a result of Onyshchenko revealing audiotapes that exposed high level corruption in President Poroshenko's inner circle.

Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses a plenary session titled "The Russian Far East: Creating a New Reality" at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. Russian President Putin says he believes President Donald Trump's administration is willing to defuse tensions on the Korean Peninsula. (Sergei Bobylev/TASS News Agency Pool Photo via AP)

Russia supplying N. Korea, evading sanctions

We have long reported that Russia was increasing its trade with North Korea as China began to reduce flows per the request of President Trump in the face of Kim Jong-un's nuclear weapon development and ballistic missile tests. Now it seems that Russian companies are ramping up illicit trade with the North to help it evade sanctions.

In this July 17, 2016, file photo, then-Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

The threat of anonymous media sources

It's no secret that the media has lost a great deal of credibility over the last election cycle. Part of the reason for this is the use of anonymous sources to besmirch the character of politicians or other public figures to support a political agenda, or to conjure up a scandalous story to attract readers.

This picture released by the official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry on Saturday, July 22, 2017, shows Sayyad-3 air defense missiles during inauguration of its production line at an undisclosed location, Iran, according to official information released. Sayyad-3 is an upgrade to previous versions of the missile. Writing on the banner at right reads in Persian: " We are fighters as long as we are alive". (Iranian Defense Ministry via AP)

Iran to increase missile power, threaten neighbors, the world

- The Washington Times

After signing a nuclear "deal" with world powers which allows the Islamic Republic of Iran to eventually get nuclear weapons in a period of years, today Iran said its priority is to increase its missile power, and export these weapons to clients in the Middle East, to further threaten Israel, and American allies in the region.