Despite no new defense deal, U.S. Forces Korea did not issue a furlough notice to South Korean employees

United States Forces Korea’s failure to notify approximately 9,000 South Korean employees at the end of January as legally required if they may be facing furloughs may signal that a new defense cost-sharing deal is underway between the Biden administration and South Korea, a U.S. Naval War College expert says.

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Biden says diplomacy is the “center of our foreign policy” in first major speech at a federal agency

President Joe Biden made clear Thursday in his dual speeches at the State Department— his first visit to a federal agency as president— that his administration recognizes it cannot promote democracy without shoring up alliances that have frayed and being tough on authoritarian regimes.

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Illinois Lawmakers React to Attack on the Capitol

Illinois House and Senate members condemned the violent assault on the U.S. Capitol Wednesday as a “shameful chapter in our nation’s history” and “a coup” when pro-President Donald Trump mobs ransacked the Capitol and temporarily derailed Congress’ process of certifying electoral votes.

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Photos from the Capitol Takeover: Trump incites his followers to violence

Despite advanced warnings of far-right demonstrations intent on wreaking havoc in Washington, Wednesday began as many pro-President Donald Trump rallies have in weeks since the election: Spirited attendees in American flag apparel, some bearing the insignias of right-wing organizations like the Three Percenters, took pictures, mingled, and professed their ardent support of Trump – some going so far as to conflate the president with Jesus Christ.

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