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North Korea military celebrates ‘Anti-U.S. Joint Struggle Month’

This article was originally published by Radio Free Asia and is reprinted with permission. North Korea’s military has designated the end of June and most of July as “Anti-U.S. Joint Struggle Month” as a means to foment greater hostility toward the U.S. in retaliation for the Biden administration’s lack of interest in negotiating with Pyongyang, military sources told RFA. There were two summits between the two countries during Donald Trump’s presidency: 2018 in Singapore and 2019 in Hanoi. But ultimately the U.S. and North Korea were unable to work out a deal on sanctions relief in exchange for denuclearization. The shift in policy of the new administration makes a return to negotiations less likely, so North Korea is bringing back a more hostile style of rhetoric toward the U.S. The month-long education project started on June 25, the anniversary of the start of the 1950-53 Korean War, and will last until July 27, the anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended hostilities in the conflict. Over the course of the month, military personnel must learn why the U.S. is North Korea’s main enemy, a military related source in the northwestern province of North Pyongan told RFA on condition of anonymity for security reasons. “The General Political Bureau of the People’s Army… created new anti-U.S. education materials that say the U.S. is our main enemy and sent it down to all the subordinate units. From the 25th, all units… have been attending anti-U.S. classes during their mental education hours, which are held each day for about an hour,” the source said. “Previous materials made since the time of the 2018 North Korea-U.S. [Singapore] Summit have used the [softer] term ‘imperialism’ to describe the U.S, in order to not provoke them,” said the source. The new materials have been changed

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Supreme Court Follows Concealed Carry Decision With Pro-2A Rulings In 4 States

Supreme Court Follows Concealed Carry Decision With Pro-2A Rulings In 4 States Authored by Matthew Vadum via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours), The Supreme Court followed up its June 23 landmark ruling that for the first time recognized a constitutional right to carry firearms in public for self-defense, by issuing a series of rulings June 30 reversing federal appeals court decisions that upheld gun restrictions in California, New Jersey, Maryland, and Hawaii. The Supreme Court in Washington on Sept. 21, 2020. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times) Courts will find it difficult to uphold the firearms laws in question after the high court’s June 30 and June 23 rulings. In unsigned orders, all four cases were remanded June 30 to lower courts “for further consideration in light of” the Supreme Court’s June 23 decision in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen. In that 6–3 ruling, the high court invalidated New York state’s tough concealed-carry gun permitting system. Lisa Caso sells guns at Caso’s Gun-A-Rama store in Jersey City, N.J., on March 25, 2021. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” The Supreme Court has been strengthening Second Amendment protections in recent years. In District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), the Supreme Court held the amendment protects “the individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation,” and in McDonald v. City of Chicago (2010), that this right “is fully applicable to the States.” It makes no sense to recognize Americans’ right to defend themselves in their homes while denying them the ability to defend themselves outside their homes, Justice Clarence Thomas wrote June 23 in the court’s majority opinion. “After

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Biden to award Medal of Honor to 4 Vietnam veterans

President Joe Biden will award Medals of Honor on Tuesday to four U.S. Army soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War, the White House announced this week. Biden will award the medals to Staff Sergeant Edward N. Kaneshiro (posthumous), Specialist Five Dwight W. Birdwell, Specialist Five Dennis M. Fujii, and retired Major John J. Duffy.    Staff Sergeant Edward N. Kaneshiro Kaneshiro was an infantry squad leader who was leading his team in a mission at the Phu Huu 2 village on Dec. 1, 1966 when they came under attack by North Vietnamese fighters. Using his rifle and grenades, Kaneshiro destroyed three enemy groups, allowing the platoon to regroup and withdraw from the village. Kaneshiro went on to serve another three months in the Vietnam War until he was fatally shot by enemy gunfire on March 6, 1967. Specialist Five Dwight W. Birdwell During an enemy assault on Tan Son Nhut Airbase near Saigon on Jan. 31, 1968, Birdwell’s tank commander was destroyed by enemy fire. Birdwell moved the commander to safety before firing the tank’s weapons upon the enemy, then exiting the tank and continuing the fight. He was struck by enemy gunfire in his face and torso, but pressed on and even refused to be evacuated. When reinforcements arrived, he assisted in evacuating wounded troops, and it wasn’t until he was ordered to seek medical attention for his own wounds that he finally left the battlefield. Birdwell was honorably discharged nearly a year later on Dec. 29, 1968. He currently works as a lawyer in Oklahoma City. Specialist Five Dennis M. Fujii While serving as a helicopter ambulance crew chef during rescue operations Feb. 18-22, 1971, Fujii’s helicopter crash landed after being struck by enemy fire. He refused rescue from an incoming helicopter despite being the only American at

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