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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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Trump sued by 16 states over use of emergency powers to build border wall

Trump sued by 16 states over use of emergency powers to build border wallA coalition of 16 US states led by California sued President Donald Trump‘s administration on Monday over his decision to declare a national emergency to obtain funds for building a wall along the US-Mexico border. The lawsuit filed in US District Court for the Northern District of California came just days after Mr Trump invoked emergency powers on Friday after Congress declined to fulfill his request for $ 5.7bn to help build the wall that was his signature 2016 campaign promise.



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Amazon cancels plans to build second headquarters in New York after local protests

Amazon cancels plans to build second headquarters in New York after local protestsAmazon has announced it has cancelled plans to build its second headquarter campus in New York City following protests. “After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens,” Amazon spokesperson Jodi Seth said in a statement on Thursday. Incentivised by a $ 3bn subsidy deal with New York City, Amazon had originally planned to build a massive complex in Long Island City, Queens.



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Ocasio-Cortez takes a victory lap after Amazon scraps plans to build in New York

Ocasio-Cortez takes a victory lap after Amazon scraps plans to build in New YorkThe Democratic phenom scores a victory over the "richest man in the world."



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AP Explains: Can Trump declare emergency to build his wall?

AP Explains: Can Trump declare emergency to build his wall?WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump will declare a national emergency and take other executive action to allow construction of the president's long-promised southern border wall, after bipartisan congressional negotiations provided less than a quarter of the $ 5.7 billion Trump wanted to start building more than 200 miles of wall.



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Gov. Gavin Newsom curtails plan for High-Speed Rail, plans to only build between Merced and Bakersfield

Gov. Gavin Newsom curtails plan for High-Speed Rail, plans to only build between Merced and BakersfieldGov. Newsom says he's ending the state's effort to build a high-speed rail line between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Newsom says he wants to continue construction of the high-speed link from Merced to Bakersfield.



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Trump vows to build Mexico border wall as deal reached to avoid US government shutdown

Trump vows to build Mexico border wall as deal reached to avoid US government shutdownRepublican and Democrat negotiators reached a finance deal late on Monday to prevent another shutdown of the US government – even as Donald Trump threatened their progress by insisting he would “build the wall anyway”. The construction will follow existing designs, likely with metal slats, and would be considerably less of an undertaking than the 215 miles of concrete wall for which the White House demanded $ 5.7bn (£4bn) in December. More than 800,000 federal employees went unpaid over a period of 35 days, postponing the State of the Union address and hurting Mr Trump’s poll numbers.



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Trump Cites ‘Moral Duty' to Build Wall, Blasts ‘Partisan’ Probes

Trump Cites ‘Moral Duty' to Build Wall, Blasts ‘Partisan’ Probes“We have a moral duty to create an immigration system that protects the lives and jobs of our citizens,” Trump said in an 83-minute speech. “No issue better illustrates the divide between America’s working class and America’s political class than illegal immigration. Trump’s address comes with a second partial government shutdown looming in just 10 days if the president and congressional Democrats can’t resolve their differences over funding his proposed wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.



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Can Trump use 'emergency powers' to build border wall?

Can Trump use 'emergency powers' to build border wall?President Donald Trump has indicated he could declare a national emergency in order to force the construction of hundreds of miles of border wall to prevent migrants from crossing into the United States illegally from Mexico. Trump is frustrated by the continuing high level of migrants, mostly from Central America, crossing the border and seeking asylum, with more than 50,000 a month detained during the final three months of 2018. Congress has refused to allocate the $ 5.7 billion he wants for the wall, but there remain deep questions over whether he has the prerogatives to take the “emergency” route.



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Trump administration to build Mexico border wall ‘with or without Democrats’, says Sarah Sanders

Trump administration to build Mexico border wall ‘with or without Democrats’, says Sarah SandersThe White House has threatened to “move forward” with its plan to build a border along the US/Mexico border “with or without Democrats”. The statement comes after Donald Trump announced he would reopen the government without his demand for $ 5.7bn (£4.3bn) in border wall funding, and after democrats repeatedly rebuffed his efforts to force their hand on the issue. “In 21 days President [Trump] is moving forward building the wall with or without the Democrats,” tweeted press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.



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