Friday Emerging Threats

From my UPI Emerging Threats beat. Click on headlines to read stories.

KRAKOW, Poland, Feb. 20 (UPI) — NATO leaders applauded the recent U.S. decision to deploy 17,000 additional troops to Afghanistan but called for an equivalent surge in civilian forces.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 (UPI) — Managing the devastating effects of a pandemic requires effective leadership from state officials, a report from the National Governors Association said.

MOLINE, Ill., Feb. 20 (UPI) — The Transportation Security Administration has named a new head of federal security for nine airports in Illinois including the Quad City International Airport.

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Feb. 20 (UPI) — A training workshop will be conducted in the Democratic Republic of the Congo aimed at rebuilding the country’s military justice system.

BRUSSELS, Feb. 20 (UPI) — The ongoing neglect of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon is fostering radicalism and could spark a conflict, a report from the International Crisis Group said.

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