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This Week: Five Events You Need to Know (August 27)

This Week: Five Events You Need to Know (August 27)

America’s entrapment in Afghanistan, Iran’s deployment to the Atlantic, China’s invasion of the Antarctic, and more

Here are five of the most important news stories this week, as well as relevant links to the full articles and videos here on

Will America Finally Solve Afghanistan?

On August 21, United States President Donald Trump announced a “new strategy” for Afghanistan that will continue troop deployments to the country for the foreseeable future. But what does the history of America’s longest war suggest about the future for Afghanistan? More importantly, what does Bible prophecy indicate? Read “Will America Finally Solve Afghanistan? ” for a detailed explanation of what lies ahead for the U.S. in Afghanistan—and other fronts in the war on terror.

Iran Pushes Into the Atlantic

An Iranian naval official recently announced advanced plans to deploy warships in the Atlantic Ocean, following parliamentary approval for a $500 million spending package for the Iranian military.

Rear Adm. Habibollah Sayyari declared: “[We already have] reached the Atlantic, and we will go to the west of the ocean in the near future.”

Iran’s military strategy for the Atlantic could threaten America if it succeeds—and threaten Europe if it fails.

China Invades the Antarctic

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) concluded on August 17 that China is exploiting the hazy military restrictions of the Antarctic Treaty of 1959 and essentially invading the icy landmass.

The ASPI warned that this invasion breaks the American military’s strategic supremacy in the Asia-Pacific and “greatly enhance[s] China’s security and enable it to gain the upper hand in multiple maritime territorial disputes.”

Facing North Korean Threat, Japan Accelerates Remilitarization

Japan is reportedly discussing a new plan that requires more defense financing to respond to the heightened danger from North Korea.

Japan’s march toward militarism foreshadows a massive bloc of allied Asian nations which is prophesied to amass advanced weaponry—and a 200 million-man army—in the very near future.

Navy Money ‘Spent in Vain’ Due to Crashes

On August 21, the uss John S. McCain hit an oil tanker in waters east of Singapore. The state-of-the-art Navy destroyer is now out of commission for the foreseeable future.

The incident was the fourth major accident in less than seven months for the United States Navy. It was yet another demonstration of “strength … spent in vain ,” as the Bible prophesied.

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