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Recent articles by Nomaan:

White House: Russia prepping pretext for Ukraine invasion

U.S. intelligence officials have determined a Russian effort is underway to create a pretext for its troops to further invade Ukraine, and Moscow has already prepositioned operatives to conduct “a false-flag operation” in eastern Ukraine, according to the White House. → Read More

US names intelligence official to counter election threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Friday named a career CIA official to coordinate the intelligence community's response to election threats from Russia, China and other adversaries. Jeffrey Wichman was named election threats executive by Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, said Nicole de Haay, a spokeswoman for Haines. Wichman has served at the CIA for more than 30 years… → Read More

White House: Russia prepping pretext for Ukraine invasion

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials have determined a Russian effort is underway to create a pretext for its troops to further invade Ukraine, and Moscow has already prepositioned o… → Read More

Russian effort underway to potentially further invade Ukraine, U.S. official says

The Biden administration has determined that a Russian effort is underway to create a pretext for its troops to potentially further invade Ukraine. → Read More

Russia prepping ‘false flag’ pretext for Ukraine invasion: Pentagon

Russia is also laying the groundwork through a social media disinformation campaign by framing Ukraine as an aggressor, U.S. officials say. → Read More

US official: Russia prepping pretext for Ukraine invasion

The new intelligence was unveiled after a series of talks between Russia and the U.S. and western allies this week in Europe aimed at heading off the escalating crisis made little progress. → Read More

US official: Russia prepping pretext for Ukraine invasion

The new intelligence was unveiled after a series of talks between Russia and the U.S. and western allies this week in Europe aimed at heading off the escalating crisis made little progress. → Read More

US official: Russia prepping pretext for Ukraine invasion

The new intelligence was unveiled after a series of talks between Russia and the U.S. and western allies this week in Europe aimed at heading off the escalating crisis made little progress. → Read More

Kazakhstan adds uncertainty to talks with Russia on Ukraine

Russia's decision to send paratroopers into Kazakhstan, where a crackdown on violent anti-government protests has left dozens dead, injects additional uncertainty into upcoming talks over a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine. → Read More

'I trusted the President': Jan. 6 rioters in their own words

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing prison time, many Jan. 6 rioters admit they were wrong to... → Read More

‘I trusted the President’: Jan. 6 rioters in their own words

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing prison time, many Jan. 6 rioters admit they were wrong to enter the U.S. Capitol and disavow political violence, despite what former President Donald Trump claims in spreading lies about the attack. Some directly blame Trump for misleading them and warn Trump supporters not to trust him. Others remain defiant and […] → Read More

Trump asks Supreme Court to block release of Jan. 6 records

Former President Donald Trump turned to the Supreme Court Thursday in a last-ditch effort to keep documents away from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol led by his supporters. → Read More

Trump asks Supreme Court to block release of Jan. 6 records

Former President Donald Trump turned to the Supreme Court Thursday in a last-ditch effort to keep documents away from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. → Read More

Trump asks Supreme Court to block release of Jan. 6 records

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump turned to the Supreme Court Thursday in a last-ditch effort to keep documents away from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrecti… → Read More

Trump asks Supreme Court to block release of Jan. 6 records

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump turned to the Supreme Court Thursday in... → Read More

Trump asks Supreme Court to block release of Jan. 6 records

A federal appeals court ruled against Trump two weeks ago, but prohibited documents held by the National Archives from being turned over before the Supreme Court has a chance to weigh in. Trump appointed three of the nine justices. → Read More

Trump asks Supreme Court to block release of Jan. 6 records

A federal appeals court ruled against Trump two weeks ago, but prohibited documents held by the National Archives from being turned over before the Supreme Court has a chance to weigh in. Trump appointed three of the nine justices. → Read More

Trump asks Supreme Court to block release of Jan. 6 records

A federal appeals court ruled against Trump two weeks ago, but prohibited documents held by the National Archives from being turned over before the Supreme Court has a chance to weigh in. Trump appointed three of the nine justices. → Read More

Delays hit US intelligence center to fight election meddling

Two years have passed since Congress ordered creation of an intelligence center to lead efforts to stop election interference by foreign adversaries. → Read More

NATO, Ukraine autonomy pose diplomatic challenges for Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said this week the U.S. would take a more direct role in diplomacy to address Vladimir Putin's concerns over Ukraine and Europe, part of a broader effort to dissuade the Russian leader from a destabilizing invasion of Ukraine. → Read More