The Weekly Snapshot

Weekly Snapshot: 15-21 July 2018

Weekly Snapshot 15-21 July 1. Flare-up in the Gaza Strip Mediation efforts from countries around the world lead to a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, but the two sides are back at it again. Hours after the cease-fire, rocket sirens in Israeli communities on the border of the Gaza strip started to sound. Israel said […]

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Weekly Snapshot: 8-14 July 2018

Weekly Snapshot 8-14 July 2018 1. US Service member killed in Afghanistan This week a US service member was killed by an Afghan security force member. The attack happened in the southern province of Uruzgan. The attack, which killed four and left several wounded (including two other service members), comes just over a year after […]

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Weekly Snapshot: 1-7 July 2018

Weekly Snapshot 1-7 July 2018 1. President Trump Requests a “Space Force” be Established On Monday, 28 June, President Donald Trump requested the United States Department of Defense to begin work on a proposed 6th military branch which would revolve around operations in outer space. The proposal still has a long way to go before […]

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Weekly Snapshot: 24-30 June 2018

Weekly Snapshot 24-30 June 2018 1. President Trump Requests a “Space Force” be Established On Monday, 28 June, President Donald Trump requested the United States Department of Defense to begin work on a proposed 6th military branch which would revolve around operations in outer space. The proposal still has a long way to go before […]

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Weekly Snapshot: 17-23 June 2018

Weekly Snapshot 17-23 June 2018 1. The Taliban is calling for negotiations to end US involvement in Afghanistan Sheikh Haibatullah Akhunzada has come out with a statement saying that the Afghans’ salvation lay in America and other occupying forces leaving and repeated a call for talks with the United States. Akhunzada said, “If the American […]

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Weekly Snapshot: 10-16 June 2018

Weekly Snapshot 10-16 June 2018 1. US Consulate in China Under Possible Supersonic Attack The United States Consulate located in Guangzhou, China, is believed to have suffered from a supersonic attack. These attacks appear to have been going on for the past few months. Consulate worker Mark Lenzi, in addition to his wife and son, […]

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Weekly Snapshot: 3-9 June 2018

Weekly Snapshot 3-9 June 2018 1. Russia fighting back on US sanctions On May 31st the Russian Federation Council has passed a new bill as a way to fight back against US sanctions. The bill, if signed into law by President Putin, would allow the President of Russia to terminate or suspend the cooperation of […]

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Weekly Snapshot: 27 May – 2 June 2018

Weekly Snapshot 27 May – 2 June 2018 1. Putin to step down after 2024 On Friday, Putin announced that he would not be seeking re-election after his term ends in 2024. This would be in accordance with the Russian constitution that bars people from holding the office of president for more than two consecutive […]

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Weekly Snapshot: 20-26 May 2018

Weekly Snapshot 20-26 May 2018 Pax America’s Weekly Snapshot for your week starting Monday, 21 May 2018: 1. Gina Haspel Confirmed to Lead the CIA After weeks of partisan resistance from lawmakers, the Senate, on Thursday, has finally confirmed Gina Haspel as the first woman ever to lead the CIA. She drew controversy over her […]

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