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Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. Free speech is the bedrock of American democracy. Our Founding Fathers protected this sacred right with the First Amendment to the Constitution. The freedom to express […]

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THE PACIFIC DETERRENCE INITIATIVE: PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH IN THE INDO-PACIFIC

SEN. JIM INHOFE AND SEN. JACK REED The credibility of American deterrence rests on a simple foundation. America prevents wars by convincing its adversaries they cannot win. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said it succinctly: Deterrence is achieved when the enemy decides, “Not today. You, militarily, cannot win it, so don’t even try it.” Currently, […]

Memorial Day 2020
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Proclamation on Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2020

Since the first shots fired in the Revolutionary War, Americans have answered the call to duty and given their lives in service to our Nation and its sacred founding ideals. As we pay tribute to the lives and legacies of these patriots on Memorial Day, we also remember that they sacrificed to create a better, […]

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DOJ Call on anti-AAPI hate crimes & Updated COVID-19 Federal Resources

Dear AAPI Business & Community Leaders, On Monday, April 13, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI), the White House Office of Public Liaison, and the U.S. Department of Justice hosted a call with stakeholders to discuss efforts to combat anti-Asian hate crimes. As noted in an  Op-Ed from Assistant Attorney […]

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Harvard University Professor and Two Chinese Nationals Charged in Three Separate China Related Cases

Department of JusticeOffice of Public AffairsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Harvard University Professor and Two Chinese Nationals Charged in Three Separate China Related CasesThe Department of Justice announced today that the Chair of Harvard University’s Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department and two Chinese nationals have been charged in connection with aiding the People’s Republic of China. Dr. […]

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Save the Mekong Coalition Urges Cancellation of Laos’ Proposed Fifth Large Mekong River Dam

A coalition of NGOs called for the cancellation of a project to build what would be Laos’ fifth large Mekong river dam Tuesday, citing the disastrous effects that existing dams have had on the region’s ability to cope with environmental crises. The planned Luang Prabang Dam would drastically worsen the impacts of climate change, which […]

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Pompeo says US not asking Asia to take sides against China

BANGKOK — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that Washington isn’t asking any Asian nation to take sides as it engages with the region where China is battling for influence and aggressively expanding territorial claims in the South China Sea. Pompeo hailed an Indo-Pacific engagement framework adopted by the leaders of the Association […]

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U.S. Prepared to Strike Iran Before Approval Was Abruptly Withdrawn

(WASHINGTON) — The United States made preparations for a military strike against Iran in retaliation for the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, but the operation was abruptly called off with just hours to go, a U.S. official said. The official, who was not authorized to discuss the operation publicly and spoke on condition of […]

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China to Militarize Coast Guard amid Maritime Rivalry from US, Southeast Asia

TAIPEI — Beijing is placing its coast guard under military command to warn foreign nations, including the United States, against interfering with its control over the disputed South China Sea, experts say. This change, effective July 1, follows the passage of U.S. navy vessels through the sea seven times since U.S. President Donald Trump took […]

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North Korea to send US remains of up to 200 American service members, officials say

Up to 200 sets of remains belonging to American servicemen are expected to be transferred from North Korea to the U.N. command in South Korea in the next few days, two U.S. defense officials confirmed to Fox News. The officials say the returned remains will be shipped to Hawaii, where they will be examined by […]