Jim had much to share from the news desk. Here’s a brief look at some stories that were presented:
–Rescue efforts continue following a devastating earthquake between Turkey and Syria.
–China’s balloon that crossed the U.S. was equipped to collect intelligence signals and was part of a huge military linked aerial spy program that targeted more than 40 nations.
–Footage from Chinese Communist Party controlled state media had resurfaced that showed the testing of such a balloon carrying 3 hypersonic missiles in 2018.
–Jim provided quotes from various senators and their reactions after a classified briefing on the Chinese spy balloon.
–Today the U.S. Air Force launched an unarmed Minuteman III ICBM from California in a show of nuclear readiness.
–The Pentagon downed an unidentified object over Alaska today at the order of President Biden.
–The city council of Grand Forks, North Dakota, voted unanimously Monday to block a Chinese company’s proposed corn mill after the U.S. Air Force raised national security concerns over its proximity to a military base.
–The head of the World health Organization said we must prepare for a possible H5N1 bird flu pandemic.
–The U.N. chief warned Monday that the world is facing a convergence of challenges unlike any in our lifetimes.
–Russia and Iran are moving forward on plans to establish a factory in Russia aimed at producing some 6,000 Iran-designed drones of the type Moscow has used in the Ukraine war.
–Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands will pool funds to restore at least 100 old Leopard 1 tanks from industry stocks and supply them to Ukraine, according to a joint statement published Tuesday.
–The U.S. will nearly double its military presence in the Philippines under an agreement announced Thursday.
–President Joe Biden has repeatedly denied that the U.S. had anything to do with the recent bombings of Russia’s Nordstream pipelines. However, a startling new report reveals that may not have been the truth.
–India has found a way to profit greatly from Russia’s sanction situation by purchasing cheap Russian crude and using a tremendous refining capacity to sell Europe and America gasoline and diesel.
–Despite global warming, Mount Washington in New Hampshire broke a wind chill record last Friday.