Russian President Vladimir Putin

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Russia has deployed a suspicious satellite the United States says is part of Moscow’s plans to attack orbiting satellites in a future conflict, a State Department official revealed in Geneva on Tuesday.

Yleem Poblete, assistant secretary of state for arms control, verification, and compliance, made the accusation in a speech declaring Moscow is promoting a draft treaty aimed at banning arms in space while advancing an array of space weaponry.

Meet the Native-Hawaiian Army Veteran Who Just Won a Major Gun-Carry Case

Sixty-eight-year-old retired Army veteran George Young shocked the legal and political world late last month by winning a gun-rights case at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He explained what motivated him to begin his legal fight more than a decade ago in an exclusive interview with the Washington Free Beacon.

U.S. Still Several Years Away From Standing Up Space Force

Parker Solar Probe

The United States is likely several years away from standing up an independent military service dedicated to war fighting in space despite the Trump administration’s recent call for the creation of a “Space Force” by 2020, according to retired Air Force Lt. Gen. David Deptula of the Mitchell Institute.

Trump to Sanction Iranian Ship Identified in Facilitating Terror Strikes

Rebel-held Red Sea port of Hodeida

The Trump administration will take action against an Iranian ship that has been stationed at a key choke point in the Red Sea for months and is believed to be providing significant military aid to terrorist forces in Yemen, according to U.S. officials and military experts familiar with the situation.

Dem Candidate Cisneros Invested in Oil Sector Despite Campaigning Against It

Gil Cisneros, a Democrat running in California’s toss-up 39th Congressional District, has investments in more than 30 companies in the oil and gas sectors through his personal foundation, including one company that paid the U.S. government millions in settlements after bribing officials at an Uzbek state-controlled oil firm, according to a review of his foundation’s tax forms. In spite of this, Cisneros has been campaigning against the industry as part of his plan to defend the environment and combat climate change.