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Defense against hypersonic attack is becoming the biggest military challenge of the Trump era

•Long-range ballistic missiles achieve speeds even higher than planned hypersonic weapons, but as this image illustrates, ballistic flight paths are easier to analyze and anticipate. Loren Thompson In the eternal competition between offense and defense for military dominance, the offense is winning. Russia has been testing a hypersonic cruise missile with a

2019 Elections: US imposes travel ban on ‘anti-democratic’ Nigerian officials

•El-Rufai, Amaechi, Burata, MC Oluomo may be affected •Says Nigerians not targeted  Senator Iroegbu The United States Department of State has imposed visa restrictions on Nigerians responsible for undermining the democratic processes in the country, especially before, during and after the 2019 general elections. Some of those suspected to have been affected by

US to ramp up rapid deportations with sweeping new rule

Tom Hals The Trump administration said on Monday it will expand and speed up deportations of migrants who enter the United States illegally by stripping away court oversight, enabling officials to remove people in days rather than months or years. Set to be published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, the

Defense spending is America’s cancerous bipartisan consensus

Fareed Zakaria You often hear that in these polarized times, Republicans and Democrats are deadlocked on almost everything. But the real scandal is what both sides agree on. The best example of this might be the defense budget. Last week, the Democratic House, which Republicans say is filled with radicals, voted to

US cuts Turkey out of F-35 Fighter Jet program

Carla Babb The United States is officially removing Turkey from its F-35 stealth fighter jetprogram after Ankara accepted the Russian delivery of its S-400 missile defense system. "Unfortunately, Turkey's decision to purchase Russian S-400 air defense systems renders its continued involvement with the F-35 impossible," the White House said in a statement Wednesday. "The

US Marines jam an Iranian drone in the Gulf, destroying it

•The US “took defensive action” against a drone that had “closed into a very, very near distance,” Trump said. Jude Johnson with Mosheh Gains and Adam Edelman The US Marines jammed an Iranian drone in the Gulf of Hormuz Thursday, senior defense officials said, bringing the aircraft down and destroying it. It

Fear grips thousands of Nigerians, other migrants as US prepares to raid undocumented families

Caitlin Dickerson and Zolan Kanno-Youngs Fear has gripped Nigerians and other migrants in the United States as nationwide raids to arrest thousands of members of undocumented families have been scheduled to begin Sunday, according to two current and one former homeland security officials, moving forward with a rapidly changing operation,