The joint military exercises known as Unitas will take place in Colombia raising concern in neighboring Venezuela.
In Colombia, 13 countries, including Argentina, Brazil, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Canada, and England will participate this Thursday in the 58th edition of the United States Southern Command-sponsored joint military exercises known as “Unitas.”
US Southern Command Begins Joint Military Exercises in Colombia Telesur
Russia on Tuesday again accused Syrian rebels of preparing a chemical attack which Moscow says will be used to justify a Western strike against Syrian troops.
Russia Again Claims Syrian Rebels Preparing Chemical Attack, West Will Use as Cause for Strike Haaretz
On 24 August 2018, a military parade on the central street of Kyiv was held to mark Ukraine’s 27th Independence Day said to be the largest yet. … Soldiers from 10 NATO member countries marched down vul. Khreschatyk alongside their Ukrainian colleagues.
Units from ten NATO countries and Javelins in military parade on Ukraine’s 27th Independence Day Euromaidan Press
Sixty-two percent of Americans approve of labor unions today, which is consistent with the 61% who approved last year and up from 56% in 2016. Before 2017, public support for unions hadn’t exceeded 60% since 2003, when 65% approved.
Labor Union Approval Steady at 15-Year High Gallup
A modernization program focused on naval and missile forces has shifted the balance of power in the Pacific in ways the United States and its allies are only beginning to digest.
While China lags in projecting firepower on a global scale, it can now challenge American military supremacy in the places that matter most to it: the waters around Taiwan and in the disputed South China Sea.
With Ships and Missiles, China Is Ready to Challenge U.S. Navy in Pacific NY Times
Four in 10 Americans are struggling to pay for their basic needs such as groceries or housing, a problem even middle-class households confront, according to a new study from the Urban Institute.
Almost half of Americans can’t pay for their basic needs CBS
The Washington Post (8/27/18) published an op-ed by conservative staff opinion columnist Jennifer Rubin praising the late Sen. John McCain for his supposed commitment to “human rights.” … There was an, er, optical problem, however: For the header image on this column, the Washington Post used a photo of McCain speaking next to the notorious Ukrainian neo-Nazi leader Oleh Tyahnybok.
WaPo Uses Photo of John McCain Next to Nazi to Praise His ‘Human Rights’ Work FAIR