Monday, 27 June, 2022

Topic: U.S.

US exit from Afghanistan could bring back ‘woefully inadequate’ cruise-missile diplomacy

Cruise-missile diplomacy displays a kind of toughness without the unpredictability of involving ground forces. But Biden should remember it doesn’t prevent terrorism from happening.

US could face a chronic domestic terror problem, warn security experts

The Trump presidency emboldened a cabal of armed groups with a far-Right agenda. Seeing their leader out of power will only grow this feeling of frustration.

There is a way to prevent repeat of the US Capitol attack

The immediate task is preventing further bloodshed. To that end, US law-enforcement and intelligence agencies should move more firmly against militant white nationalism.

At least 25 domestic terrorism cases opened after Capitol violence, says US Army Secretary

A Democratic lawmaker, citing a conversation with US Army Secretary, said long guns, explosive devices were recovered, which suggests a greater disaster was narrowly averted.

Capitol Police under scrutiny for failing to stop mob of Trump supporters

The fallout has been swift with Capitol Police Chief saying he’ll resign effective 16 January. House Sergeant at Arms, who plays a role in overseeing the police, has also quit.

US tasted ‘karma of its own double standards’ — Chinese state media on Capitol violence

Citing Chinese internet users, the Global Times newspaper reported that US was tasting its own medicine after inciting chaos around the world under the pretext of freedom and democracy.

‘A surge upon a surge’ — Top US health officials warn of jump in Covid cases after holidays

Anthony Fauci, US govt's top infectious-disease expert, warned that the country is at a 'very critical point' in combating the pandemic.

US Navy rear admiral on surprise visit to Taiwan, report says

Taiwan’s foreign ministry said it welcomed the visit of an 'unidentified US official' but declined to give more details because the trip 'has not been made public.'

Biden win has made US firms upbeat on China, says US trade body in Shanghai

American Chamber of Commerce says expectations are that US-China ties will become more stable than it has been under Trump, though it is unlikely to return to pre-2016 equations.

Best bet for Chinese tech companies in US is to disappear, at least till Trump exits office

Two months of a lame-duck Trump administration could turn out to be as damaging as the first 46 for Chinese tech companies on the US radar.

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Free power & no new taxes in AAP govt’s Punjab Budget, but fiscal consolidation roadmap missing

Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema emphasised improving ‘fiscal health’ and augmenting tax revenues in AAP govt's maiden Budget Monday, but outstanding debt expected to rise by 8.4%.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.