No more ‘failed’ wars: Theresa May rips up decades of Cameron and Blair policies as she says days of UK ‘remaking the world in our own image’ are over
- PM ripped up two decades of ‘failed’ liberal interventionist foreign policy
- Speaking to senior US politicians, she laid out a new set of rules which will see the UK intervene only when the ‘threat is real’ and it is in our own interests
- comments effectively bring an end to what have been dubbed ‘wars of choice’
Theresa May has ripped up two decades of ‘failed’ liberal interventionist foreign policy that has dragged Britain into a string of disastrous conflicts.
In a decisive break with the Blair and Cameron eras, the Prime Minister said the days of the UK using military force to ‘remake sovereign countries in our own image’ were finished.
Speaking to senior US politicians, she laid out a new set of rules which will see the UK intervene only when the ‘threat is real’ and it is in our own interests.
Thousands of Terrorists, Foreign Fighters Tried to Enter America, New Data Shows
The Department of Homeland Security stopped more than 22,000 “high-risk” travelers from entering the United States in 2015, but officials remain uncertain about how effective these security screening methods are, opening the possibility that risky individuals such as terrorists are still being approved for entry into America, according to a new government report highlighting these flaws.
More than 8,100 “known or suspected terrorists, or individuals with connections to known or suspected terrorists, attempted to apply for travel to the United States or board U.S.-bound flights” in 2015, according to the report, which chides U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for failing to determine how effective its current screening methods are.
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Russia Favors Unitary Syria – Foreign Ministry
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the week, the draft of the new Syrian constitution, prepared by Russian experts, was presented to the Syrian opposition by the Russian delegation during the settlement talks in the capital of Kazakhstan. Head of the Russian delegation Alexander Lavrentyev underlined on Tuesday that Russia was not interfering in consideration of constitution and presented the draft to the opposition simply in order to accelerate the process.
Earlier in the week, media reported citing unnamed sources that Russia’s proposals included exclusion of the word “Arab” from the official naming of Syria, creation of the Kurdish autonomous region in the country and equal rights of both the Arabic and the Kurdish languages among other issues.
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NATO deploys troops from Germany, Belgium to Lithuania
Jan. 25 (UPI) — The first troops dispatched by NATO from Germany and Belgium to beef up its forces against Russia have arrived in Lithuania.
On Tuesday, about a dozen German officers arrived in the capital city of Vilnius as part of a planned deployment of a 1,200-strong battalion from other NATO members, including from Norway, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Croatia and France. The battalion will be stationed in Rukla.
Germany under the gun as Trump seeks bigger NATO contribution
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – When German and Dutch armored units recently held a joint exercise, the tanks weren’t allowed to fire their main guns because a military cost-cutting measure prevented them from having the necessary fire prevention team.
Ongoing drills in northeastern Germany illustrate the day-to-day problems Europe’s economic powerhouse faces in upgrading its armed forces and answering the criticisms of President Donald Trump, who says that NATO is obsolete because members are getting a “free ride” at America’s expense.
Like many other alliance members, Berlin is nervous about Trump’s commitment to the trans-Atlantic relationship. He has directly criticized Germany — which hosts the largest number of U.S. troops in Europe — and accused Chancellor Angela Merkel of making a “catastrophic mistake” by allowing into the country more than 1 million migrants, mainly from the Middle East and Africa.
“The Germans have not adapted well to the new Trump administration, and they think they can make the same arguments that they have to past U.S. administrations, highlighting other types of contributions,” said Jorge Benitez, a NATO expert with the Atlantic Council in Washington. “I think we are in for some turbulence between the U.S. and Germany.”