The United States has no timeline for the withdrawal of American troops from Syria but does not plan to stay indefinitely, a senior State Department official said on Friday.U.S.
After a slow start, influenza is beginning to take hold across the U.S. The good news is that it's unlikely to be as bad as last season, when almost 80,000 Americans died. The bad news is that there's a long way to go. During the last week of December, some 4.1 percent of doctor visits in the U.Swww.chicagotribune.com
China’s trade surplus with the U.S. hit a fresh record last year, as robust American demand for Chinese goods undercut the Trump administration’s tariff offensive aimed at narrowing the countries’ lopsided trade gap.WSJ
In the last three months, 6 to 7 million people have caught the flu, and the season isn’t over yet.www.nytimes.com
Michael Peck Security, Asia With just an estimated 300 nuclear warheads compared to the approximately 7,000 fielded by both the U.S. and Russia, China’s nuclear arsenal is comparatively small. But even a few Chinese H-bombs could wreak tremendous damage to the United States. China has tested a new submarine-launched missile that can hit the United States. The first flight test of the JL-3 missile was conducted in November from Bohai Bay in the Yellow Sea, according to the South China Morning...The National Interest
He believes the marijuana's current classification inhibits research for medical advancements that include cannabis and cannabinoids.The Federalist
A key al Qaeda operative linked to the planning and execution of the deadly 2000 attack on the American warship U.S.S Cole was killed during a U.S. airstrike in Yemen, military officials confirmed Sunday. Jamal al-Badawi, a "legacy" al Qaeda member was killed while traveling through Marib governate by anwww.washingtontimes.com