Foreign Affairs

We Must Help the Afghan Interpreters Who Helped Us

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The Army Ranger Creed reads: I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy. I lived by these words. That includes the day a suicide bomber hit and killed four men in my patrol in Asadabad, Afghanistan: Sergeant Major Kevin J. Griffin, Major Thomas E. Kennedy, Major Walter D. Gray, and USAID Foreign Service Officer Mr. Ragaei Abdelfattah. I think about them every day. The ...

Bipartisan House group to express support for supplemental aid to Israel

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Ahead of an anticipated request from Israel for supplemental aid to replenish the Iron Dome missile defense system following the conflict between Israel and Palestinian terrorist groups, a bipartisan group of House members plans to express support for the aid. Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz will meet later this week with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and is expected to request $1 billion in...

Allied Pilots Association: “We Cannot Afford to Compromise Aviation Safety”

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FORT WORTH, Texas (May 11, 2021) – The Allied Pilots Association (APA), representing the 15,000 pilots of American Airlines, expressed strong support for the newly reintroduced Fair and Open Skies Act. The bipartisan legislation, reintroduced today, seeks to preclude new foreign airlines from operating to and from the United States when they exploit “flags of convenience” to avoid the regulations ...

ALPA Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Fair and Open Skies Act

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McLEAN, Va.—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), the world’s largest pilots union, issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee introduced the Fair and Open Skies Act. “ALPA is grateful for Chair Peter DeFazio’s (D-OR) leadership and continued commitment in protecting American jobs and fighting for fair competiti...

US Lawmaker Says Kerry Must Be Fired If He Shared Info With Iran's Zarif

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If former secretary of state John Kerry shared sensitive information with Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, he should be fired from the Biden Administration and there should be an investigation, US Representative Don Bacon (R-NE) told Iran International on Wednesday. “John Kerry Should not be sharing classified information [with] a terrorist regime that undermines our great all,” Congr...

US Allies Threatened By Russian Nukes Under Biden

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Russia's growing nuclear arsenal and President Biden's inaction on nuclear weapons may put American allies in grave danger, Republicans and defense experts say. [...] Rep. Don Bacon (R., Neb.), a co-chair of the House Baltic caucus, said that a weakened nuclear stance would also hurt other European allies. "Our European allies understand the importance of countering Russia and China’s growing thre...

Bacon, Wilson Introduce Iranian Arms Transfer Prevention Act of 2021

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Washington, D.C. – Last week, Reps. Don Bacon (NE-02) and Joe Wilson (SC-02) of the House Armed Serviced Committee (HASC) introduced H.R. 857, the Iranian Arms Transfer Prevention Act of 2021, which seeks to limit Iran’s malign influence in the Middle East. The legislation requires the United States to impose sanctions on individuals and entities involved in the transfer of conventional weapons to...