Trump Admin Designates Iranian Fighting Force as Terror Group, in Global First (Washington Free Beacon)
The Trump administration formally announced on Monday that it is designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC—the regime’s paramilitary fighting force—as a terrorist entity, the first such designation by the United States against a foreign country’s military, according to U.S. officials.
The designation represents the strongest salvo yet by the Trump administration to choke off Iran’s international resources and target its regional terror operations, which continue nearly unfettered in hotspots such as Yemen, Syria, and Iraq. [Read More]
‘Boy crisis’ threatens America’s future with economic, health and suicide risks (USA Today)
In an astonishing disclosure about the two greatest dangers to the future of America’s economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell revealed on CBS’ “60 Minutes” last month the peril posed by “young males”: young males not looking for work; being addicted to drugs (think opioid crisis); and being unprepared for the transition to technology. Powell posits that this economic problem is also a national security problem. He implies that we ignore this crisis at our own peril. Yet his warning is ignored.
In my half-century of research on boys and men, I have discovered that there is, in fact, a boy crisis, that it is a global crisis, and that it is particularly egregious in America. The crisis is more than economic. It is multifaceted, with each facet magnifying the others. [Read More]
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen abruptly resigned Sunday, as the president continues to fume over continued illegal border crossings. CBS News first reported Nielsen’s impending departure, which Mr. Trump confirmed in a tweet after a 5 p.m. meeting with Nielsen at the White House.
Nielsen spoke out for the first time since announcing her resignation outside her house Monday afternoon, telling reporters there is a “humanitarian crisis” at the border and emphasizing the need to address that. Her resignation is effective Wednesday, although Nielsen didn’t leave her home in Virginia until early Monday afternoon. [Read More]