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General Lloyd Austin Is First Black U.S. Secretary of Defense
January 28, 2021
"I pledge to fight hard to rid our ranks of racists and extremists," Gen. Austin pronounced during his confirmation hearings. He also pledged to overturn several discriminatory bans on military service put in place by the previous administration. The confirmation vote cleared by a 93-2 margin – Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) were the lone no-votes. ... read more »
Biden picks Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense
December 10, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden will nominate retired four-star Army general Lloyd J. Austin to be secretary of defense, according to four people familiar with the decision. If confirmed by the Senate, Austin would be the first Black leader of the Pentagon. ... read more »
US, Iran voice resolve in brinkmanship, say war not sought
June 20, 2019
The United States and Iran said Tuesday they were not seeking war with each other as tensions simmered between the two in the Persian Gulf and President Donald Trump vowed the U.S. would respond to any attack. ... read more »
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Grisly Video Casts Grim Shadow Over Cameroon President’s Re-Election Bid
October 5, 2018
As the clock ticks down to Sunday’s presidential elections in Cameroon, President Paul Biya remains tightlipped about a grisly video gone viral of two mothers and their infant children executed in cold blood by government soldiers. ... read more »
Atrocity Video of Execution by Soldiers Alarms U.N. Rights Chief
August 2, 2018
Evidence of the execution was gathered by Amnesty International in an investigation. Analysis of the weapons, dialogue and uniforms, paired with digital verification techniques and testimonies taken from the ground, all strongly suggest that the perpetrators are Cameroonian soldiers, they said. ... read more »
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