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Workforce development necessary to strengthen semiconductor supply chain, experts say

Earlier this year, the White House said a semiconductor shortage could cause historic damage to the United States, undercut technological competitiveness and give adversaries a military advantage. Since then, the $52 billion CHIPS Act passed to ramp up semiconductor production in the U.S. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) just released a preliminary report on the […]

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How serious are Russia’s threats to leave the International Space Station?

The International Space Station has long been an example of international cooperation, but over the last year, Russia’s multiple threats to abandon the project have raised questions about what would happen if it did. Kaitlyn Johnson, deputy director of the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said Russia’s latest threat […]

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China ‘trying to change the status quo’ with missile drills, says expert

Just days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, China started conducting live-fire missile drills around the contested territory. Yun Sun, director of the China Program at the Stimson Center, said the Chinese are “trying to change the status quo” and use Pelosi’s trip as justification for future aggressive military activities in the Taiwan […]

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Government Matters – Pelosi’s Taiwan trip, Russia’s space future, Semiconductor supply issues – August 7, 2022

China’s reaction to Pelosi’s Taiwan trip; future of Russia’s space program; improving semiconductor supply chain

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Government forges ahead on infrastructure projects for supply chain, climate change, tech

President Biden signed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill last year. So far, more than $80 billion of it has been dedicated to projects. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg recently updated lawmakers on progress and challenges. The projects underway focus on the supply chain, climate change and new technology, said Eugene Mulero, senior congressional reporter at Transport Topics. […]

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Significance of Ayman al-Zawahiri drone strike

On July 30, the United States killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man who helped plot multiple terror attacks, including 9/11. al-Zawahiri had been involved with the global jihad for decades and held the reigns for al-Qaeda for the last 11 years, according to Bill Roggio, senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of […]

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Global food crisis causing ‘serious humanitarian consequences’: Cornell professor

The United Nations estimates global food prices are almost 25% higher than they were a year ago, and a record number of people are on the brink of starvation. Chris Barrett, professor of agriculture and economics at Cornell University, said the food crisis is causing “serious humanitarian consequences” like making healthy diets unaffordable, even for […]

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Government Matters – Ayman al-Zawahiri drone strike, Global food crisis, Infrastructure projects – August 4, 2022

Ayman al-Zawahiri’s role in al-Qaeda; global food security crisis; Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act projects

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