JBS CEO Art Thompson's weekly news video update for December 30, 2013 - January 5, 2014.

The interventionist establishment is terrified that a reinvigorated Tea Party may prevent new unnecessary wars and foreign military interventions in the coming years, according to an article in Democracy magazine.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) voted against the NDAA, noting that it retained the indefinite detention provisions of past versions.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel criticized the actions of the Chinese Navy in a close encounter with a U.S. vessel in the South China Sea.

A U.S. drone strike killed innocent members of a wedding party in Yemen.

Ten years after the capture of Saddam Hussein by U.S. troops on December 13, 2003, observers have documented an Iraq that is still in turmoil, as al Qaeda militants wage an increasingly aggressive campaign to extend their influence over the country. 

Congress is rushing to approve the latest version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by the end of the year.

CFR author Benn Steil admits Soviet agent Harry Dexter White, the top economic advisor to FDR and the architect of the Bretton Woods Conference that created the IMF and World Bank, also played a key role in bringing about the “Day of Infamy.”

An aide to Afghan President Hamid Karzai has accused the United States of trying to pressure the Kabul government into signing the Biliateral Security Agreement that would keep U.S. and other NATO forces in Afghanistan for 10 or more years beyond the deadline for withdrawal of combat units by the end of next year.

The United States should use tactical nuclear weapons if a preemptive strike is necessary to prevent Iran from producing a nuclear weapon, U.S. Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-Calif.) said in an interview on C-Span Wednesday. Any U.S. strike should be a "massive aerial bombing campaign," he added, with no American "boots on the ground."

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