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Did Ukraine Just Build a Cruise Missile That Can Stike 1000 Kilometers Away?

Did Ukraine Just Build a Cruise Missile That Can Stike 1000 Kilometers Away?As the Ukrainian election heats up in April 2019, the incumbent President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko made a bold claim: Ukraine has made an indigenous cruise missile with a range of 1000 kilometers, capable of carrying a 150-kilogram warhead.The strategic implications of such a weapon might be critical for Ukrainian defense planning. But what is the missile likely based on? How could it be an effective deterrent?Using long-range conventional cruise missiles for deterrence against Russia is not without precedent. The American JASSM long-range aerial-launched cruise missiles are popular exports to countries bordering Russia, with Finland buying regular JASSMs with ranges of around 370 kilometers and Poland buying JASSM-ERs with ranges in excess of 900 kilometers.A common narrative is that these missiles would be used to strike Russian Anti-Access/Area-Denial (A2/AD) weapons, allowing NATO air and sea reinforcements to operate in event of conflict. This too is applicable to Ukraine.However, a more crucial aspect may be delaying Russian reinforcements to a potential conflict. By striking infrastructure and troop concentrations, long-range cruise missiles may hinder reinforcements reaching the front line at critical points during battle.



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Close advisers try to steer Trump away from issuing pardons

Close advisers try to steer Trump away from issuing pardonsNEW YORK (AP) — The end of the special counsel's investigation sparked fresh speculation that President Donald Trump might pardon some of those charged in the probe. It's also spawned a don't-go-there chorus from some of Trump's closest advisers and GOP allies.



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Pompeo urges Lebanon to move away from 'dark' Iran

Pompeo urges Lebanon to move away from 'dark' IranUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday urged Lebanon to pick a side as he visited the country on a regional tour to build a united front against Iran. Pompeo flew in from Israel a day after he became the first high-ranking American official to visit the Western Wall in annexed east Jerusalem with an Israeli prime minister. “Lebanon and the Lebanese people face a choice: bravely move forward as an independent and proud nation or allow the dark ambitions of Iran and Hezbollah to dictate your future,” he said during a joint news conference with his Lebanese counterpart.



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Hero refugee chased gunman away from New Zealand mosque

Hero refugee chased gunman away from New Zealand mosqueWhen Afghan refugee Abdul Aziz saw a man brandishing a gun outside his mosque in Christchurch, he ran towards the attacker armed with the only weapon he could find — a hand-held credit card machine. Seven people were killed when a white supremacist stormed Linwood Masjid — the second mosque he attacked on Friday — as worshippers knelt to pray.



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Ilhan Omar suggests Obama was a 'pretty face who got away with murder'

Ilhan Omar suggests Obama was a 'pretty face who got away with murder'Representative Ilhan Omar has suggested Barack Obama is a “pretty face” who “got away with murder”. The Minnesota Democrat implied the former president’s “hope and change” message was an illusion – saying his immigration policies involved detaining children at the southern border and pointing to his repeated use of lethal drone strikes overseas. The article characterised her description of the former Democrat president’s policies as operating within the same “fundamentally broken framework” as Mr Trump.



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Omar throws shade at Obama: 'We don't want anybody to get away with murder because they are polished'

Omar throws shade at Obama: 'We don't want anybody to get away with murder because they are polished'Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is an outspoken critic of President Trump. But she’s also critical of his predecessor.



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Grandma goes viral after posing on iceberg and drifting away: 'I thought it was safe'

Grandma goes viral after posing on iceberg and drifting away: 'I thought it was safe'Judith Streng went viral after dangerously posing on an iceberg that started drifting away from shore during a trip to Iceland.



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This Grandma Is Being Called the Iceberg Queen After She Was Swept Away on a Chunk of Ice in Iceland

This Grandma Is Being Called the Iceberg Queen After She Was Swept Away on a Chunk of Ice in IcelandAll hail the grandma swept away on iceberg in Iceland for making winter travel more interesting and fun.



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U.S. high court turns away religious rights case over church grants

U.S. high court turns away religious rights case over church grantsThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday bypassed a chance to further expand the ability of religious entities to receive public funding, leaving in place a lower court ruling that blocked a New Jersey county from giving historic preservation grants to churches. The justices opted not to hear appeals of the ruling by New Jersey’s top court that Morris County violated a state constitutional ban on using public funds to repair places of worship when it gave millions of dollars to 12 churches under its grant program for local historic preservation projects. The dispute could have given the justices an opportunity to build on a major 2017 Supreme Court ruling that opened the door to more taxpayer funds going to religious institutions.



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Trump Was Right to Walk Away From Kim

Trump Was Right to Walk Away From KimOn Thursday afternoon, President Donald Trump cut short his summit in Hanoi with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. “Sometimes you have to walk,” Trump explained later at a press conference. Trump said Kim demanded a full lifting of sanctions in exchange for only partial denuclearization.



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