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1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (87 sites): Just Security: Bill Barrs Misguided View of US History
1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (87 sites): The National Interest: U.S. Navy Missile Cruiser USS Antietam Conducted Tomahawk Live-Fire Missile Test
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1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (87 sites): Just Security: Bill Barrs Misguided View of US History

A lot of ridiculous things are said in an election season, but it would be difficult to top Attorney General William Barrs assertion that restrictions on public gatherings to prevent the spread of the coronavirus are the greatest violation of civil liberties since slavery.

Speaking on Constitution Day Sept. 16, Barr compared stay-at-home orders to slavery. He said, You know, putting a national lockdown, stay-at-home orders, is like house arrest. Its you know, other than slavery, which was a different kind of restraint, this is the greatest intrusion on civil liberties in American history.

Barrs Justice Department also sent a memo Sept. 17 to all U.S. attorneys encouraging them to crack down on protestors involved in violence in the wake of the George Floyd and other police killings, and even consider applying the charge of sedition, the Associated Press reported. And Barr told prosecutors, according to the Wall Street Journal, to explore whether local officials in Portland, Oregon, could be charged with criminal or civil rights violations.

I led the American Civil Liberties Union from 1970 to 1978 and worked there for seven years before that, so I have some experience dealing with the governments abuse of power. Perhaps, most famously, President Richard Nixons secret creation of a body solely controlled by him, the plumbers, to spy on his political opponents and his use of government agencies, such as the IRS, against them, were gross abuses of power.

That and plentiful other examples offer evidence that Barrs memory is woefully short. The list of violations of civil rights and liberties since the Emancipation Proclamation and the Thirteenth Amendment, which ended slavery, are very long and include severe violations of the rights of many millions of Americans. The U.S. government has repeatedly gone after African Americans as well as many others it has perceived as a threat to its power.

Among the most notable violations: The thousands of lynchings that took place primarily but not exclusively in the South, from the latter part of the 19th century through the first half of the 20th century and were never punished. Other violations include the systematic disenfranchisement of African Americans in the era after Reconstruction; legally required segregation of the races from the Jim Crow era from the late 1800s until the 1950s and 1960s; and the widespread de facto segregation up to the present.

Other minorities suffered severe violations of their rights as well. Many indigenous Americans did not have the simple right to travel off reservations until 1924, when they were finally granted citizenship. Until the 1970s, their children were required by the Bureau of Indian Affairs to attend boarding schools intended to strip them of any element of their cultural identity. Another 1924 law barred immigrants from Asia from entering the United States. And during World War II, about 120,000 Japanese Americans were interned on the basis of their race, including many thousands who were American citizens.

In addition, certain public benefits were denied to persons of Mexican descent, among them many citizens, including access to clean drinking water for those living in so-called colonias in Texas. The law allowed water district boards to draw their own boundaries, and they drew them to exclude colonias. These policies were enforced until the 1970s.

The list of gross deprivations of civil liberties that were not specifically targeted on the basis of race is a long one, too. They included the prison sentences of 5, 10, and even 20 years served by many hundreds of people during World War I for speaking out peacefully against U.S. entry into the war or against the draft.

Consider also the summary imprisonment and deportation of many hundreds of aliens during the post-World War I Palmer raids, in which then-Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmers Justice Department targeted anarchists and leftists.

And then there was the systematic political surveillance of leftists, Black activists (such as the Rev. Martin Luther King), and opponents of the Vietnam War, by a large range of federal government agencies during the presidencies of Franklin Roosevelt through that of Richard Nixon. Even the U.S. Army, for a period, took up surveilling anti-war activists during the Vietnam era.

Police abuse, too, has been widespread long before the videotape of George Floyds killing began to shift the American conversation. The sordid record includes the extensive use of coerced confessionsoften producing false confessionsand illegal searches, prior to the U.S. Supreme Court decisions of the 1960s. Subsequently, to get around those rulings, police adopted the extensive use of stop-and-frisk and no-knock search warrants like the one that lead to the death of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky.

Suggesting that rational public-health measures limiting gatherings and requiring people to wear face masks are in the same category as these abuses or that they are greater than all the abuses of the past 150 years would be laughable if someone other than the Attorney General of the United States were making the argument.

But, coming from the current Attorney General, it illustrates the perverse and distorted understanding of constitutional values prevails at the highest levels of the Trump administration.

IMAGE: U.S. Attorney General William Barr removes his face mask before testifying to the House Judiciary Committee in the Congressional Auditorium at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. In his first congressional testimony in more than a year, Barr faced questions from the committee about his deployment of federal law enforcement agents to Portland, Oregon, and other cities in response to Black Lives Matter protests; his role in using federal agents to violently clear protesters from Lafayette Square near the White House last month before a photo opportunity for President Donald Trump in front of a church; his intervention in court cases involving Trump’s allies Roger Stone and Michael Flynn; and other issues. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) 

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1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (87 sites): The National Interest: U.S. Navy Missile Cruiser USS Antietam Conducted Tomahawk Live-Fire Missile Test

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The exercise demonstrated the Antietams ability to track, target and engage threats to protect the peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region.

Earlier this week the U.S. Navys Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Antietam (CG 54) conducted a Tomahawk land-attack cruise missile (TLAM) strike drill, during which it targeted the Farallon de Medinilla range, which is located on an uninhabited two-hundred-acre island off the coast of Guam. The live-fire missile shoot was conducted as part of Valiant Shield 2020, a U.S. only, biennial field training exercise (FTX), which is focused on the integration of joint training in a blue-water environment among U.S. forces. 

The exercise demonstrated the Antietams ability to track, target and engage threats to protect the peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region. 

The United States military is committed to preserving security, maintaining regional stability, and remaining postured to respond to a wide variety of contingencies, said Capt. Russell Caldwell, commanding officer USS Antietam. The TLAM exercise, as part of the overall Valiant Shield 20 scenario, provides the entire Ronald Regan Strike Group the opportunity to exercise critical warfighting skills that helps the warfighter refine their tactical abilities to respond to a full range of military response options that are available in defense of our shared interests in the Asia Pacific region. 

The timing of the training is notable in that it occurred just a day after the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) released a video on its Weibo social media account that presented a simulated attack on Guams Andersen Air Force Base. However, it appears that some of the video may have been simply recycled from Hollywood blockbusters, including The Hurt Locker, The Rock and notably Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.  

Meet the USS Antietam 

The Ticonderoga-class USS Antietam was laid down by the Litton-Ingalls Shipbuilding Corporation at Pascagoula, Miss. in November 1984, launched in February 1986 and commissioned June 6, 1987, in Baltimore, Maryland. The Ticonderoga-class cruisers were based on the Spruance-class destroyers and introduced a new generation of guided-missile warships that could utilize the Aegis phased array radar that can simultaneously scan for treats, track targets and guide missiles to interception.

According to Navy Recognition, the USS Antietam is armed with  2 × 61 cell Mk 41 vertical launch systems containing 122 × mix of RIM-66M-5 Standard SM-2MR Block IIIB, RIM-156A SM-2ER Block IV, RIM-161 SM-3, RIM-162A ESSM, RIM-174A Standard ERAM surface-to-air missiles, BGM-109 Tomahawk cruise missiles or RUM-139A VL-ASROC anti-submarine missiles. The ship is also armed with RGM-84 Harpoon missiles, two  5 inch (127 millimeters)/62 caliber Mark 45 Mod 4 lightweight gun, two 25 millimeters (0.98 in) Mk 38 gun, two to four .50 inch (12.7 millimeters) cal. machine gun, two Phalanx CIWS Block 1B and two Mk 32 12.75 in (324 millimeters) triple torpedo tubes. 

The Tomahawk long-range, all-weather, subsonic cruise missile is currently in service with U.S. Navy surface ships and submarines. It was originally developed by General Dynamics and is now manufactured by Raytheon. It can be fitted with a nuclear or conventional warhead. It has an operational range of up to twenty-five hundred kilometers. 

Valiant Shield 2020 

This recent trainingincluding the live missile shootenables real-world proficiency in sustaining joint forces through the detection, locating, tracking and engaging units at sea, in the air, on land and in cyberspace in response to a range of mission areas.

Valiant Shield consists of a series of military exercises that promote integration among the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. Each of the successive exercises is meant to build on lessons learned from the previous training to enhance complementary capabilities and develop new tactics, techniques and procedures. The training further is designed to increase the deterrence and stabilize the effects of a joint force, which is ready to respond to any contingency. 

This marks the eight Valiant Shield exercise since the first one was held in 2006. This years participants include the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) Carrier Strike Group with embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW 5), the Los Angeles-class fast-attack submarine USS Chicago (SSN 721), amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock USS New Orleans (LPD-18), the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45) and multiple other surface ships. 

In total, this years Valiant Shield will see about one hundred aircraft and an estimated eleven thousand personnel from the branches of the U.S. military engaged in training in a blue-water environment.  

Peter Suciu is a Michigan-based writer who has contributed to more than four dozen magazines, newspapers and websites. He is the author of several books on military headgear including A Gallery of Military Headdress, which is available on Amazon.com. 

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1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (87 sites): The National Interest: Did the U.S. Marine Corps Bail on Big Drones Too Early?

Peter Suciu

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It is now unclear if the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps can find common ground in a drone that could operate off the flight decks of Navy warships.

Earlier this year the United States Marine Corps opted not to go forward with plans to develop a ship-launched drone to serve in an airborne early-warning role. The Marines had been considering a variant of the in-development Marine Air Ground Task Force (MAGTF) Unmanned Expeditionary Capabilities dronedubbed MUXto fill an eyes in the sky role and carry radar to help manage air battles around amphibious groups.

In the end, however, the decision was made to cancel the program due to the fact that the weight of the radar limited the vehicles endurance. Instead, the Marine Corps shifted to add the sensor to a land-based vehicle.

Now that decision is being questioned. 

Defense News reported that some analysts noted that such surveillance capabilities could be crucial in a potential fight with China. It is now unclear if the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps can find common ground in a drone that could operate off the flight decks of Navy warships. 

At this point, it appears the Navy is still trying to find alignment with the Marine Corps when it comes to developing such a drone.  

Every strike group wants to know more and more and more about his battlespace, said U.S. Navy Air Warfare Director Rear Adm. Gregory Harris during last weeks annual Tailhook symposium. As we look at future vertical lift and the Marine Corps looks at their MUX or Medium Altitude Long Endurance system, [were talking] about how we can find synergy between the Marine Corps and the Navys pieces of the MUX/MALE program and our future vertical life (unmanned portion)we want to bring that as far left as we possibly can in terms of synergy between the Navy and Marine Corps.

However, some analysts have noted that breaking the MUX program into multiple systems could offer the advantage of spreading out capabilities, and relying on platforms already in production will speed everything along.

Drone On 

The Navy and Marine Corps are still working together on other drone programs and last month Logos Technologies announced that the Navy awarded the firm with a nearly $7 million contract to develop and deliver a wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensor for use with the Navys RQ-21A Blackjack drone. Logos Technologiess new WAMI Blackcard sensor is a derivative of their BlackKite sensor. 

The RQ-21A Blackjack is a small tactical fixed-wing UAS that can carry up to thirty-nine pounds (seventeen kilograms) and has a flight endurance of sixteen-plus hours per day (depending on configuration). It is currently the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS) program of record.

The drone uses a rear-facing push propeller design and has a twin tail boom, along with steeply-raked winglets. Although Blackjacks do not carry munitions, they operate as a group of five drones controlled by two ground controllers. As a group, they can cover quite a wide area, something important for both the Navy and Marines Corps when it comes to operating in the vastness of the Indo-Pacific region. 

Peter Suciu is a Michigan-based writer who has contributed to more than four dozen magazines, newspapers and websites. He is the author of several books on military headgear including A Gallery of Military Headdress, which is available on Amazon.com.

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1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (87 sites): Just Security: Trapped in a Pandemic: Irans Political Prisoners Face COVID-19 Behind Bars

Our bodies are ruined, Narges Mohammadi, the imprisoned Iranian journalist and human rights advocate, wrote in July.

There are twelve of us in the ward who have come down with the coronavirus, she reported from inside Irans Zanjan Prison. In the last few days since the disease was discovered, they separated us from the healthy people. There are absolutely no facilities or medical care here in the ward. We dont even have hand sanitizer. They just give out ibuprofen. I feel totally paralyzed from the knees down. I cant breathe.

Im thinking this is the end of the line, she added, that I wont make it until morning, that its all over and done with.

Mohammadis plight reflects the inhumane and unsanitary conditions prevalent throughout Iranian prisons, where the virus is spreading rapidly. While the regime temporarily furloughed tens of thousands of prisoners earlier this year in response to the pandemic, thousands more including many prisoners of conscience like Mohammadi still remain behind bars.

Of course, Iran remains hardly the only country struggling to contain the pandemic in its prisons. Yet the appalling conditions of Irans jails, compounded by the large number of political prisoners who occupy them, give Iran a uniquely grim status.

According to a report released last week by the Abdorrahman Boroumand Center, a U.S.-based human rights group, the hygienic conditions of Iranian prisons have continued to deteriorate in recent months. Overcrowding makes social distancing unfeasible. Access to hot water, cleaning supplies, face masks, testing, doctors, and medicine is limited or absent. Prison wards lack disinfection procedures and suffer from poor ventilation.

In late July, Amnesty International found that Irans prisons are catastrophically unequipped for outbreaks. The organization reported that Tehran has ignored appeals from prison officials to provide resources aimed at combatting the spread of the virus and treating prisoners. To no avail, jails have requested disinfectant products, personal protective equipment, and medical devices.

According to one letter sent by Irans Prisons Organization to the Ministry of Health, security hazards and irreparable harm would result if more wasnt done to address the problems, especially since the prisons are populated with individuals who have pre-existing medical problems, use drugs, and/or suffer from malnutrition, anaemia, and infectious diseases such as HIV, hepatitis and tuberculosis. The letter further states that Irans prisons hold older [people], pregnant women, nursing mothers and their infants who suffer from a weak immune system due to their low socio-economic status and hygiene.

Thousands of prisoners, in at least eight different prisons, have protested these unsanitary conditions, provoking a lethal response from those in charge. In April, Amnesty International reported that security forces had killed some 36 prison protesters and wounded hundreds more.

Nasrin Sotoudeh, a prominent Iranian human rights lawyer serving a 38-year sentence for her peaceful activism, began a hunger strike on August 11 her second in less than six months to protest the conditions of political prisoners amid the pandemic. In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis which has gripped Iran and the world, she wrote in a letter from Evin Prison, the conditions of political prisoners [in Iran] have become so difficult that it is cruel to continue their detention under these oppressive conditions. On September 19, Sotoudeh was hospitalized as her condition deteriorated.

The political prisoners jailed in Iran run the gamut of Iranian civil society. In August, the Center for Human Rights in Iran reported that political prisoners have contracted the coronavirus at alarming rates. The infected include labor leaders Esmail Abdi and Jafar Azimzadeh, the human rights attorney Amirsalar Davouudi, and the journalist Majid Azarpey. Other infected prisoners of conscience include the Christian convert Mohammad Ali Mosibzadeh, the January 2018 protester Saeed Sharifi, and the journalist Nada Sabouri. The political prisoners also include several Iranian-American citizens and other dual and foreign nationals, though none of them has suffered from any known coronavirus infections.

To be sure, the unsanitary conditions in Irans prisons long precede the outbreak of the coronavirus. In a January 2020 report, Javaid Rehman, the United Nations special rapporteur for human rights in Iran, stated that a former inmate in Evin Prison recalled that one hall with a capacity for 150 people held more than 400 detainees. Another former inmate at Evin Prison said that jail officials would not permit him to change his prison clothes for three months. A former prisoner at the Greater Tehran Central Penitentiary said that lice, bugs, and cockroaches populated cells.

The regime has refused to disclose the number of infections in its prisons, but the figures it has released for the country as a whole are increasingly dire. According to Irans Ministry of Health, as of September 21, the tally of cases in the country exceeds 425,000, with more than 24,400 deaths. However, the regime has likely underreported even these numbers. A BBC investigation in early August found that the total number of cases is nearly double and the number of deaths triple the official estimates. In July, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani estimated that the number of cases totals some 25 million, about 30 percent of the countrys 80 million people.

The individual directly responsible for the welfare of inmates is Asghar Jahangir, the director of the countrys Prisons Organizations. While the United States has few means at its disposal to influence conditions in Irans prisons, human rights legislation does provide the authority to impose sanctions on Jahangir. Such a move may have limited practical impact, but it would let inmates know they have not been forgotten.

For her part, Narges Mohammadi may actually be among the lucky ones in Irans prisons: In August, her husband, Taghi Rahmani, reported that she appears to have recovered from the virus. Still, her ordeal remains far from over. Arrested in 2015 and sentenced in 2016 to 16 years in prison, she still requires treatment for a preexisting lung disease and weakened immune system as well as for beatings she sustained during her transfer to Zanjan Prison.

In the meantime, she and her fellow detainees will continue to face exposure to the coronavirus. For many of them, their incarceration may well be the end of the line.

Image: Human Rights activists attend the birthday party of jailed Iranian Human Rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, outside the embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran on May 31, 2019 in The Hague, Netherlands. Photo by Pierre Crom/Getty Images

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INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY AND FOREIGN INTERFERENCE

President Trump yesterday nominated Allen Souza, a former aide to Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), to serve as the new Inspector General of the US Intelligence Community (IGIC), replacing former IG Michael Atkinson who was fired April by Trump after he revealed to Congress a whistleblower complaint that ultimately led to Trumps impeachment proceedings. Souza, who currently works for the National Security Council (NSC) as a principal deputy senior director for intelligence programs, yesterday had his nomination sent by the White house to the Senate. Kaitlian Collins, Jeremy Herb and Zacahry Cohen report for CNN.

The Intelligence Community (IC) is considering whether to reveal further information on foreign government attempts to interfere in the 2020 presidential election, and is this time much more prepared to fight against efforts to meddle in the election than they were in 2016, Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Mark Warner (D-VA), the acting chair and vice chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, have said. The lawmakers comments followed a two-hour committee briefing with Director of National Intelligence (DNI) John Ratcliffe and William Evanina, the director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center. Andrew Desiderio reports for POLITICO.

Democrats have called for additional information on foreign threats to the election to be made publicly available, following a Senate Armed Services Committee briefing by Gen. Paul Nakasone, the commander of U.S. Cyber Command and the director of the National Security Agency (NSA), and Kenneth Rapuano, assistant secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security, on the Pentagons efforts to ensure the election is secure. Maggie Miller reports for The Hill.

US DEVELOPMENTS

A New York state judge yesterday ordered Eric Trump, the son of President Trump, to answer questions under oath by early October as part of the New York attorney generals civil fraud investigation into the Trump Organizations business practices. Trumps son has long sought to have his deposition delayed until after the election, arguing that he has an extreme travel schedule and related unavailability between now and the election, also stressing the need to avoid the use of his deposition attendance for political purposes. The courts order today makes clear that no one is above the law, not even an organization or an individual with the name Trump, said New York Attorney General Tish James, whose office is investigating whether the Trump organization misrepresented its assets in order to receive more favorable loans and tax benefits. Nick Niefzwiadek report for POLITICO.

White House officials improperly tried to block Trumps former national security advisor, John Bolton, from publishing his tell-all book, making false claims that it contained classified information, a 17-page letter filed with a federal court in Washington by Kenneth L. Wainstein, the lawyer of former National Security Council (NSC) official Ellen Knight, the career official who led the prepublication review of Boltons book. Wainstein said that White House lawyers had had an unusual degree of involvement in the review process, withheld information, and conducted a second review in an effort to justify the lawsuit brought against Bolton to block the books publication. Aruna Viswanatha reports for the Wall Street Journal.

US Attorney for Connecticut John Durhams probe into the origins of the Russia investigations by the CIA and FBI is also looking into the FBIs investigation into allegations of corruption at the Clinton Foundation. Durham was initially asked by Attorney General Bill Barr to investigate concerns with federal investigations into Russian interference in 2016, however, according to people familiar with internal probe, Durham has also requested documents related to the bureaus investigation into the Clinton Foundation that started five years ago. Durhams team have indicated that they are comparing the FBIs investigation into Russia and into the foundation, although the rationale behind this is not clear. It is also not clear whether Durhams team are actually looking into potential violations by the foundation. Adam Goldman, William K. Rashbaum and Nicole Hong report for the New York Times.

Trump yesterday refused to commit to a peaceful transition of power should he lose the upcoming presidential election. When asked whether he would commit to a cornerstone of American democracy, ensuring a peaceful transition of power from himself to Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Trump said: Well, were going to have to see what happens, adding, You know that Ive been complaining very strongly about the ballots, and the ballots are a disaster. Michael Crowley reports for the New York Times.

PROTESTS AND POLICE INJUSTICE

Pro-President Trump activists in Portland, OR, plotted and prepared themselves for extreme confrontations with left-wing Portland activists in a series of contentious rallies that have taken place across the city, with one scheduled for this weekend, leaked chat logs of conversations between members of the Patriots Coalition have revealed. Antifacist group Eugene Antifa shared conversation histories from messaging app GroupMe that indicate pro-Trump supporters were planning and training for violent encounters, sourcing weapons, arms and ammunition, and even suggested political assassinations. There is evidence that specific attacks witnessed during protests had first been discussed in chats revealed. Jason Wilson and Robert Evans report for The Guardian.

A Kentucky grand jury yesterday indicted one police officer for wanton endangerment over the March killing of Breonna Taylor, an unarmed Black woman however, those charges relate to officer Brett Hankison recklessly shooting into a neighbors apartment, not Taylors death. The charges for first-degree wanton endangerment relate to Hankison firing blindly into multiple apartments and therefore recklessly endangering neighbors, but no charges were brought against either of the three officers for shooting Taylor. Rachel Treisman, Brakkton Booker and Vanessa Romo report for NPR.

Two Louisville police officers were yesterday shot during violence and unrest over the grand jury decision to indict only Hankison, although neither officers injuries are life threatening, interim Police Chief Robert Schroeder said at a news conference yesterday. Chloe Atkins and David K. Li report for NBC News.

What wanton endangerment in the Taylor case means is explained by Theresa Waldrop for CNN.

CHAD WOLF CONFIRMATION HEARING

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad Wolf was yesterday sworn in before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to permanently serve as chief of the department. During a grilling by lawmakers, Wolf rejected a whistleblower complaint that accused him of doctoring intelligence reports for political purposes, and stated that Russia, China and Iran all pose a threat to the US election, although he did say there was currently no evidence to indicate any country was actually interfering. Wolf also said that white supremacist groups have for the last two years posed the most pertinent and lethal threat when we talk about domestic violent extremists. Rachael Levy reports for the Wall Street Journal.

Human rights advocacy group Amnesty International USA yesterday said Wolfs nomination hearing should be suspended, citing serious human rights violations. The organization admitted that its announcement was rare, but added that it takes no position on the appointment of particular individuals to government positions, unless they are reasonably suspected of crimes under international law and could use their appointment to the position in question to either prevent accountability for these crimes or to continue their perpetration. Amnestys main concern focused on Wolfs involvement in implementing the Trump administrations zero tolerance policy on immigration. It also took issue with the response of federal agents to recent protests in the country. Celine Castronuovo reports for The Hill.

CORONAVIRUS

The novel coronavirus has infected over 6.93 million and has now killed close to 202,000 people in the United States, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Globally, there is over 31.92 million confirmed coronavirus cases and over 977,000 deaths. Sergio Hernandez, Sean OKey, Amanda Watts, Byron Manley and Henrik Pettersson report for CNN.

President Trump yesterday denounced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for playing politics with developing a Covid-19 vaccine, after the agency announced yesterday that it was tightening its guidelines for an emergency authorization of a coronavirus vaccine. Trump said the White House may not approve the FDAs announced guideline changes. Lauren Morello and Adam Cancryn report for POLITICO.

Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson yesterday announced it has started its phase 3 trials for a COVID-19 vaccine, with preliminary results not expected for at least two months. The vaccine differs from other currently being trialed in that it requires only one dose, the others requiring two, addressing concerns that those involved in the trial may not return for the second dose. The vaccine also only requires basic refrigeration compared to other vaccines. Erika Edwards reports for NBC News.

A map and analysis of all confirmed cases of the virus in the US is available at the New York Times.

US and worldwide maps tracking the spread of the pandemic are available at the Washington Post.

A state-by-state guide to lockdown measures and reopenings is provided by the New York Times.

Latest updates on the pandemic at The Guardian.

OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

The US no longer recognizes Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko as the legitimate leader of the country, the State Department said in a statement yesterday, following a similar announcement by E.U. foreign policy chief Josep Borrell in response to the secret inauguration ceremony of Lukashenko yesterday. A spokesperson for the department said: The United States cannot consider Aleksandr Lukashenko the legitimately elected leader of Belarus. The path forward should be a national dialogue leading to the Belarusian people enjoying their right to choose their leaders in a free and fair election under independent observation. Dave Lawler reports for Axios.

The Taliban killed 20 Afghan police officers at security checkpoints in southern Afghanistan Tuesday night, Zelgai Ebadi, a spokesperson for the Uruzgan governor said yesterday. Al Jazeera reporting.

China has vastly been expanding its detention camps for Muslims in the Xinjiang region, with over 380 camps built since 2017, 100 more than previously thought, the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) has found, releasing satellite imaging that shows centers are still under construction. ASPIs findings point to a continued effort by China to expand its detention camps that target Uighur Muslims and other Muslim minorities, and contradict claims by China that the camps are vocational training centers. Chris Buckley and Austin Ramzy report for the New York Times.

North Korean troops yesterday shot dead a South Korean official who went missing earlier this week, dousing his body in oil and setting it alight, South Korean military officials confirmed today. Justin McCurry reports for The Guardian.

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