US attempts to monitor PLA submarines with increased spy ship activities in S.China Sea: think tank report

US attempts to monitor PLA submarines with increased spy ship activities in S.China Sea: think tank report

The US is gathering environmental information on underwater battlefields and creating a database that can be used to search for and attack PLA submarines much faster in a possible future battle, Song said.

The Last–And Only–Foreign Scientist in the Wuhan Lab Speaks Out + The US is concealing its research on deadly viruses — while criticizing China’s secrecy over the Wuhan lab

The Last–And Only–Foreign Scientist in the Wuhan Lab Speaks Out

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The US is concealing its research on deadly viruses — while criticizing China’s secrecy over the Wuhan lab

But the relentless focus on China-based research, and what may have gone wrong there, misses a deeper and more disturbing truth. The vast majority of virology — including the Wuhan study and other gain-of-function research conducted outside the US — is supported by American funding. The training, ethical guidelines, and standards for bioscience adhered to by top researchers worldwide are dominated by US institutions. If it becomes demonstrably true that a cutting-edge laboratory caused a pandemic, either now or in the future, America would deserve the blame, regardless of which country happens to be hosting those experiments.

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Change in the Middle East?

New Israeli government controls the agenda BY PHILIP GIRALDI • UNZ REVIEW • JUNE 22, 2021

The media focus on the Summit meeting between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin has to a certain extent crowded out news about the new government in Israel, headed by hardline nationalist Naftali Bennett. In those media outlets that are actually discussing the change there is an odd sort of perception that Israel’s new government will have to adjust to the new regime in Washington. That would imply that the Israelis will have to mitigate some of their more outrageous behavior to accommodate themselves to Biden’s intention to take actions that will be disapproved of in Jerusalem, to include a possible rapprochement with Iran over its nuclear program and a White House reengagement with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) of 2015.

Change in the Middle East?

‘Hell yeah, I’m bitter’: Obama’s ethics ex-chief rails against Biden White House nepotism in Twitter meltdown

‘Hell yeah, I’m bitter’: Obama’s ethics ex-chief rails against Biden White House nepotism in Twitter meltdown

“So, yeah. I’m disappointed. I’m angry. I supported this guy. I provided help to the campaign and the transition because I believed ethics was going to be a priority. Well, it isn’t even in the top 100 things the administration cares about,” he said.

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US hawks push hardline presidential candidate in Iran + Raeisi wins presidential vote in Iran with a landslide victory

US hawks push hardline presidential candidate in Iran

However, Abrams’ support boiled down to his belief that Raisi represents “the true face of the Islamic Republic, while Rouhani is a façade.” According to Abrams, elevating a hardliner like Raisi would bring the Islamic Republic closer to collapse and provide a “clearer view” of the nature of the regime. Such an understanding would make it easier to advance the pressure policies that Abrams and his like-minded compatriots favored, regardless of their interlocutor in Iran and what could be achieved through diplomacy.

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