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Jeffrey Epstein appears in court in West Palm Beach, Fla., July 30, 2008. The Associated Press has obtained more than 4,000 pages of documents related to Jeffrey Epstein’s jail suicide from the federal Bureau of Prisons under the Freedom of Information Act.  (Uma Sanghvi/The Palm Beach Post via AP)

Former NSA counterspy on Epstein spy links

- The Washington Times

John R. Schindler, a former National Security Agency counterintelligence official, recently disclosed new information linking deceased pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein to Russian intelligence.

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech for a Spring Festival reception the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Jan. 20, 2023. China has ordered closer adherence to the dictates of the ruling Communist Party and leader Xi Jinping in legal education, demanding that schools “oppose and resist Western erroneous views” such as constitutional government, separation of powers, and independence of the judiciary. (Li Xueren/Xinhua via AP) **FILE**

Hollywood spreading China propaganda: Report

- The Washington Times

China is influencing Hollywood studios and using American films to promote communist propaganda as part of a grand strategy seeking global hegemony, according to a report by two Army officers.

A military officer salutes during a parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Communist China in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. With Russia’s military failings in Ukraine mounting, no country is paying closer attention than China to how a smaller, outgunned force has badly bloodied what was thought to be one of the world’s strongest armies. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

Congress gets details of PRC nuclear breakout

- The Washington Times

Senior Republicans on the House and Senate Armed Services committees disclosed this week that China's rapidly expanding nuclear forces now exceed the number of U.S .intercontinental-ballistic missile launchers, with little indication that Beijing plans to slow the buildup of its strategic forces.

This handout photo provided by the U.S. Navy shows a common hypersonic glide body (C-HGB) launching from the Pacific Missile Range Facility, in Kauai, Hawaii, March 19, 2020, during a Department of Defense flight experiment. The department is working in collaboration with industry and academia to field hypersonic war-fighting capabilities. (Luke Lamborn/U.S. Navy via AP)  **FILE**

Pentagon successfully tests hypersonic missile

- The Washington Times

A new ultra-high-speed missile successfully completed a flight test recently, flying at speeds greater than five times the speed of sound and as high as 60,000 feet, the Pentagon announced this week.

In this file photo taken on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Russian RS-24 Yars ballistic missiles roll in Red Square during the Victory Day military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the Nazi defeat in Moscow, Russia. Russia and the United States exchanged documents Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, to extend the New START nuclear treaty, their last remaining arms control pact, the Kremlin said. The Kremlin readout of a phone call between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin said they voiced satisfaction with the move. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)

Ukraine war scuttles Biden arms control agenda

- The Washington Times

The State Department is preparing its annual report on compliance with arms treaties and is expected to denounce Moscow for failing to comply with the terms of the New START nuclear arms accord, complicating U.S. hopes for more weapons deals to come.