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Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during the Silver Elephant Gala at the Columbia Convention Center, Friday, July 30, 2021  in Columbia, S.C. The Silver Elephant dinner, an annual fundraiser in its 54th year, has played host to Republicans looking for a political boost from the early-voting state. (Tracy Glantz/The State via AP) **FILE**

Pompeo backs new missile defense push

- The Washington Times

Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is calling for a new Reagan-era Strategic Defense Initiative to counter growing nuclear and conventional strategic threats posed by China.

A convoy of Russian armored vehicles moves along a highway in Crimea, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. Russia has concentrated an estimated 100,000 troops with tanks and other heavy weapons near Ukraine in what the West fears could be a prelude to an invasion. (AP Photo)

Biden administration scrambles as Kremlin escalates again on Ukraine

- The Washington Times

The Biden administration’s scramble to prevent a Russian military invasion of Ukraine will shift into high gear Wednesday, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken visiting Kyiv to show support for the Ukrainian government before holding a high-stakes summit with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov later in the week.

Tourists visit Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. Thailand is prized by China partly because this rapidly modernizing Southeast Asian nation enjoys access near Bangkok to the Gulf of Thailand, which opens onto the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

U.S.-China rivalry plays out in remote Thai town

A new arrival can easily spot China’s inexorable southern thrust along the Mekong River, where tall, fanciful Chinese buildings sprout nearby on the Laos side of this sleepy northern frontier town, sparking both hopes and fears about Beijing’s influence and intent in Thailand.