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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Trump’s Pullout From Nuclear Treaty ‘Makes Everything More Dangerous’

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On Friday morning, the Trump administration announced the United States will withdraw from a major nuclear weapons treaty with Russia. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. will no longer comply with the agreement and will initiate the withdrawal process, which takes six months.

The Washington Post calls the treaty, formally known as the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, a “cornerstone Cold War agreement,” noting that Trump’s actions elevate “fears of a new nuclear arms race.”

Backing out of this agreement will make “everything more dangerous,” former Georgia Sen. Sam Nunn, co-chair of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, told CNN.…

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Report Exposes Another North Korean Secret Missile Site

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Less than 17 hours after Trump once again demanded credit for “progress” on getting North Korea to denuclearize, a new report revealed that the rogue regime has been hiding even more missile sites than previously thought.

On Sunday afternoon, Trump whined, “The Media is not giving us credit for the tremendous progress we have made with North Korea.”

By Monday morning, however, a new report sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies showed that yet another secret ballistic missile site was discovered in North Korea — one of as many as 20 undisclosed sites in the country.…

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House Foreign Affairs Chair: We’ll Probe Trump’s Secret Talks With Putin

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Trump spent the weekend melting down as major stories described his unsavory relationship with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. But Trump’s troubles are only beginning, as the new House majority is determined to shine light on the situation.

“We will be holding hearings on the mysteries swirling around Trump’s bizarre relationship with Putin and his cronies,” Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), the new chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said in a statement. Engle is determined to look into Trump’s activities and uncover “how those dark dealings affect our national security.”

The statement comes on the heels of two major stories from the weekend highlighting Trump’s unusual behavior when it comes to Putin.…

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