Archive for August 11, 2022

Recruitment Crisis

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Why are fewer Americans joining the armed forces?

Nearly every branch of the United States armed forces will fail to meet its recruitment goals this year. The Army will be at least 7,000 recruits short by September 30, which is the end of the fiscal year for the armed forces. The Army slashed its recruitment goal by 12,000 and is still lagging behind. The Air Force is currently behind by 4,000 recruits. The Navy may barely make its recruitment target, while the Marine Corps is the only major branch to achieve its goals.

Read more at “U.S. Military Faces Recruitment Crisis”

Economic Sanctions 

Posted in uncategorized with tags on August 11, 2022 by andelino

More and more European leaders fear that their economic crisis may be self-inflicted. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in a radio broadcast last week that he at first thought the European Union would shoot itself in the foot with sanctions, but it has become apparent it was a shot into the lungs of the European economy. While sanctions haven’t stopped Russia’s war, they have greatly harmed the EU economy—and it is apparent that EU leadership is focused on achieving a secondary goal.

Read more at “Are Sanctions Harming Europe More Than Russia?”

Strategic Partnership

Posted in uncategorized with tags on August 11, 2022 by andelino

Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer and acting Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid signed a declaration on a comprehensive strategic partnership on July 12. The partnership that was initiated by former Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz involves economic relations, security policy, counter-terrorism and the commemoration of Holocaust victims.

Russia’s war in Ukraine has led Europe to look to Israel as an economic partner and supplier for natural gas. In June, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and then Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi met with then Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett. According to Nehammer, Israel expects to be able to supply 10 percent of the European Union’s gas needs in the next two years.

Read more at “Austria and Israel Sign Strategic Partnership”

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