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26 Dec, 2018 23:45

2018: Year of Space Exploration & WikiLeaks Reveals US Spies’ ‘Shopping List’

RT America’s Natasha Sweatte reports on the highlights of 2018 space exploration, from new spacecraft on the market to out-of-this-world discoveries – and what to expect in 2019.

With US troops withdrawing from Syria and Afghanistan and the departure of Defense Sec. Mattis, policy analysts are asking whether there’s a wider realignment for the US military. Is President Trump preparing to merely replace US soldiers with Western mercenaries and military contractors? Investigative journalist Ben Swann joins News.Views.Hughes to weigh in.

An online leak has revealed how the US embassy in China procures spying equipment. The same leak documents the purchase of spying equipment at US State Dept. sites around the world. International relations specialist Sourabh Gupta joins News.Views.Hughes to offer his analysis.