"History is a joke played by the victors on the vanquished in front of an audience that dares not laugh." -- Michael Rivero

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In 2020, the Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard in Wisconsin won the contract to build the first ship in a new class of guided-missile frigate for the US Navy. The yard laid the keel in 2022. Two years later, the Navy admitted the first frigate, Constellation, was four years late – owing to labour shortages, mostly – and wouldn’t deliver to the fleet until 2029.

Thousands of veterans suffer from TBIs during their service, but trying to get an official diagnosis for them is a struggle.

It means veterans cannot get full benefits - even if they suffer symptoms such as headaches, insomnia, confusion, frayed memory, bad balance, racing hearts, paranoia, depression and random eruptions of rage or tears.

Ranstad’s story and his interactions with Sean before his tragic death are a painful reminder of the shortfalls of veteran care across the United States.

Most of this speech was devoted to recalling the achievements of Ebrahim Raissi and Prime Minister Amir Abdollahian, and to reaffirming Iran’s stability and its unwavering support for the Palestinian cause and the Axis of Resistance, at both institutional and grassroots level. Iranians’ attachment to the Islamic Republic was demonstrated by the scale of the state funeral, attended by millions of people: along with the funeral of martyr Qassem Soleimani in 2020 and Ayatollah Khomeini’s in 1989, it was one of the largest funeral in human history.

Less than two weeks ago Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico nearly lost his life in a multiple gunshot, failed assassination attempt. He strongly opposes the Ukraine war, is a friend to Russia, launched an investigation into Pfizer and its criminal influence over Slovakia’s previous administration, further blaming the lethal non-vaccines for killing over 21,000 Slovakians.

Aid trucks are entering Gaza through Karem Abu Salem crossing in the south as the living conditions of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians continue to deteriorate under Israel’s relentless war on the Palestinian enclave.

Egypt’s state-affiliated Al-Qahera TV on Sunday shared a video on X, showing aid trucks entering Gaza through the crossing, known to Israelis as Kerem Shalom. Aid officials said 200 trucks loaded with aid are set to enter the strip.

On Friday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg joined calls for Ukraine to be able to use NATO-provided weapons to strike Russian territory, a step that would mark a major escalation in the proxy war.

“The time has come for allies to consider whether they should lift some of the restrictions they have put on the use of weapons they have donated to Ukraine,” Stoltenberg told The Economist.

Russian Jamming Makes Some US Weapons Ineffective in Ukraine MikeRivero

Russian electronic warfare has rendered some US-made precision-guided weapons ineffective on the battlefield in Ukraine, causing Ukrainian forces to stop using certain munitions altogether, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

U.S. leaders once understood and accepted that strong powers would insist on a security zone and broad sphere of influence in their immediate geographic region. An especially persistent feature of international affairs has been the existence of spheres of influence. Major powers routinely seek to shape the international system to their advantage and exclude, or at least sharply limit, the influence of potential rivals. Both incumbent dominant players and rising powers are prone to engage in such behavior. Unfortunately, U.S. leaders have forgotten what they once understood.