#National Security

.Baghdad, Iraq
US previously threatened to pull back its diplomatic mission from Iraq due to continued attacks (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • Iraq National Security Service premises were hit by the missiles
  • At least two rockets landed in the area where embassies are located
  • This was the third hostile attack in the past week 

.Ladakh
India and China were in a standoff in eastern Ladakh reportedly since April-May last year.(Photo credit: Representational/PTI)

  • Indian and Chinese troops disenegaged from the Southern and Northern bank of Pangong lake
  • The Indian troops have moved to their depth locations, said Indian Army
  • 10th round of senior commander level talks will be held on Saturday at Chushul-Moldo

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The Quad alliance was formed in 2007 to counter Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific region (Photo Credit: AFP File)

  • The Quad alliance constitutes of US, India, Japan and Australia
  • The alliance conducted a naval excercise in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal in 2020
  • The need for solidifying the alliance has been demonstrated by all four members 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Denis McDonough became the seventh cabinet level nominee to be approved by the US Senate for the Biden administration (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • McDonough served as the Chief of Staff and Deputy NSA under the Obama administration
  • He does not have any prior service record in the US armed forces
  • The remaining positions are likely to be voted on after Trump's impeachment trial

.Hong Kong
Jimmy Lai was arrested in December under the new law (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Lai was arrested on the charges of "colluding with foreign forces"
  • Hong Kong's legal system has a custom of granting bail to those accused of non-violent crimes
  • China's standing committee is the ultimate arbiter of the laws 

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
US President Joe Biden also made substantial announcements about America's foreign policy on Thursday (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Biden said the US will face all challenges put forward by China
  • The US will equip itself to give China competition in areas of technology, security, economy among others
  • A total of 45 US lawmakers wrote to Blinken and requested to hold China accountable for the human rights abuses it carried out

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States on January 20. (Photo Credit:PTI)

  • Biden cautioned against "advancing authoritarianism" in Russia and China
  •  He also highlighted the alleged cyber attacks and election interference by Russia
  • The US President also demanded the release of Navalny, who was 'unlawfully' arrested in Russia

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The sanctions would be applicable for both individuals and entities funding the military. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said they were reviewing the possibility of a new executive order
  • The military in Myanmar overtook the country's political power by the way of a bloodless coup
  • A state of emergency has been imposed for the next one year in Myanmar

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
USS Nimitz has been at sea for over nine months (Photo Credit: Twitter @USNavy)

  • The aircraft carrier was moved from the Middle Eastern command to the Indo-Pacific
  • No informaation about the possible replacement of the aircraft carrier was given
  • The reason for the removal of the carrier are suspected to be destressing tensions with Iran