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Revealed: How World War 3 could break out, former White House security advisor warns

GETTY World War 3 fears have risen over escalating tensions between the US, Russia, North Korea and China It comes as North Korea claims that tensions with the US are “on the brink of nuclear war”, a sentiment that has also be echoed by Chinese officials who warn World War 3 is a possibility. Dr Paul Miller, who served under former Presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama and predicted Russia’s invasion of Crimea in 2014, has exclusively revealed to the Express.co.uk how World War 3 could escalate. According to…

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US Government shutdown would HALT military operations official warns as deadline looms

GETTY Jim Mattis said that a government shutdown would heavily impact military operations The US Government has until midnight on Friday to reach a deal on federal spending. If no deal is made it will be forced to go into shutdown until an agreement is made. A procedural vote on budget bill set for 3am GMT (10 pm local Washington DC time) according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Jim Mattis said: ”Our maintenance activities will pretty much shut down. “Over 50 percent, altogether of my civilian workforce will be…

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CIA China turncoat Lee may have compromised U.S. spies in Russia too

The arrest last week of a former CIA officer suspected of spying for China exposed one of the most significant intelligence breaches in American history. But the damage is even worse than first reported, sources familiar with the matter tell NBC News. A secret FBI–CIA task force investigating the case concluded that the Chinese government penetrated the CIA’s method clandestine communication with its spies, using that knowledge to arrest and execute at least 20 CIA informants, according to multiple current and former government officials. American officials suspect China then shared…

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REVEALED: This is where World War 3 will break out – and it is NOT North Korea

Dr Paul Miller, who served on the US’s National Security Council (NSC) under former presidents George W Bush and Barack Obama, believes if another world war was to break out it would be in the Baltic states.  According to the former White House staffer, he predicted Russia’s invasion of Crimea in 2014 two years before it happened and he now warns that Vladimir Putin plans to claim more territories in eastern Europe. Dr Miller first unveiled his forecast for the Baltics in 2016 and despite recent provocations from North Korea…

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Atlas V rocket launch live stream: How to watch online – What time is the launch TONIGHT?

What time is the Atlas V launch?  The rocket is due to blast off at 12.48am GMT (19:48 ET) from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral air force station in Florida.  The launch was due to take place yesterday but was abandoned due to technical difficulties.  The United Launch Alliance (ULA), who operate the Atlas rockets, tweeted last night: “Atlas V SBIRS GEO Flight 4 mission was scrubbed today due to a ground issue associated with the booster liquid oxygen system.” How to watch the Atlas V rocket launch…

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A year after the March, women are sprinting forward

Ginny Dameron didn’t know what to expect from the Women’s March in Austin, Tex., last January. She usually avoids big crowds, and worried about the potential for confrontation. But seeing tens of thousands of people show up at the state capitol, she says, “wowed” her: “It was the sense that we were not alone.” Odelia Younge also felt conflicted over whether to join the March in San Francisco — at first. Her top causes: reproductive and social justice, especially for the black community. “I decided to show up in a…

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A year into 'America First,' the world eyes US – and Trump – with less trust

One year ago this weekend, Donald Trump used his inaugural presidential speech to issue what he called “a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital and in every hall of power.” “From this day forward, it’s going to be only America First,” he declared. “America First.” The world winced and waited with bated breath. What would this blunt assertion of US self-interest mean? Recommended: What do you know about Donald Trump? Twelve months on, some of the biggest shoes have yet to drop. The president…

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BRINK OF WAR: China strengthens border with North Korea amid imminent USA attack fears

Beijing is concerned a war between North Korea and America will put towns and villages near the northern border at risk.  Chinese officials also fear an influx of millions of North Korean refugees crossing into China if all-out war breaks out.  Beijing has increased military patrols along the border with North Korea, locals in Chinese villages have reported.  Radiation monitors have also been introduced to vulnerable towns to enable an early response to contamination in the event of a US nuclear strike on the hermit state. And citizens, already discouraged…

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Space 

Deputy Defense Secretary Shanahan to take over duties of principal space adviser

Shanahan has issued new “Guidance for Increasing Lethality and Warfighting Readiness in Space.” WASHINGTON — Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will be taking on the duties of space adviser that previously resided with the secretary of the Air Force, according to a Jan. 17 memorandum sent to Defense Department military and civilian leaders. In the memo, titled “Guidance for Increasing Lethality and Warfighting Readiness in Space,” Shanahan lists a number of changes that will be made to the management and organization of the national security space enterprise. The most important…

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Why Government Shutdowns Are a Much Bigger Deal Than They Used to Be

Budget fights are nothing new, but the impact of a shutdown has changed More Money to keep the U.S. government up and running could be about to run out — again. As of Thursday, Congress still hasn’t reached an agreement on passing the 12 appropriation bills that the provide annual budget, and its third extension on making that decision is about to expire on Friday. The hope is that there won’t be a repeat of the most recent shutdown, which lasted 16 days from in October of 2013 — the…

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