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California Deploys National Guard to Border, With Conditions

California Governor Jerry Brown has agreed to deploy 400 National Guard troops in response to President Donald Trump’s request to states that border Mexico.

“Let’s be clear on the scope of this mission,” Brown wrote in a letter to the Trump administration. “This will not be a mission to build a new wall. It will not be a mission to round up women and children or detain people escaping violence and seeking a better life.”

Instead, Brown said, the troops will join an existing program to combat transnational drug crime, firearms smuggling and human trafficking. They will join 250 existing California National …read more

Western Allies Offer Support for US to Strike at Syria, With Conditions

America’s allies are offering to join a possible military response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. But they’re urging Washington to avoid swift retaliation, saying that before a reprisal is launched, more evidence is needed that Syria was behind the chemical attack.

In very direct terms, U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Twitter Wednesday that a military response was coming:

Russian officials were quick to respond, saying if there was an American strike, then Russia would shoot down the missiles and target the positions from where they were launched.

“Smart missiles should fly toward …read more