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Day: May 19, 2022

Government Matters (Full Show) – May 19, 2022

Biden authorizes troop deployment to Somalia; reorganizing NATO for better deterrence; improving asylum processing procedures

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US ‘putting a smaller lid on the cauldron of Somalia’ with troop deployment, says news editor

President Biden has just authorized the deployment of hundreds of troops to Somalia, reversing former President Trump’s withdrawal of forces from the area. Biden also approved the Pentagon’s request to target specific leaders of the Somali terror group al-Shabab. There were around 750 troops before Trump withdrew them and will be around 450 this time, […]

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A unified NATO army is needed to deter Putin’s aggression, says professor

During the Cold War, Western Europe relied on American military power to deter Soviet aggression. Today, NATO needs to reorganize and establish itself as a credible force for the defense of Western democracy, according to Bruce Ackerman, professor of law and political science at Yale University. Ackerman said Europe should raise a unified army as […]

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Separate migration management from security at southern border, advises policy expert

With the possible end of Title 42, put in place because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security is expecting a surge of migrants at the southern border. Theresa Cardinal Brown, managing director at the Bipartisan Policy Center, recommends a new strategy to reflect the changing conditions there. Brown explained that the demographics […]

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