News With Ed -- December 22, 2016

Obama scraps Bush-era Muslim registry

Officially banned in 2011, but enduring in practice until today, the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) was the Department of Homeland Security’s controversial way to register and track immigrants from select, mostly Muslim countries.  Obama’s choice to scrap what remained of the program is widely seen as an effort to dissuade President-elect Trump from enacting his infamous Muslim registry. Over 80,000 boys and men, as agents raided mosques, schools, and communities, systematically profiling people they assumed were Muslim or middle eastern with absolutely no benefit to US counter-terrorism efforts. Anya Parampil has the story. Then, global risk analyst John Sitilides joins RT’s Ed Schultz to discuss the NSEERS program and Obama’s choice to declare it obsolete.

New Chinese planes based on stolen American tech – former Pentagon official

Former Pentagon official Michael Maloof joins RT’s Ed Schultz to discuss the mounting race to air superiority between US, Russia, and China. It is believed that some of the technology used in new Chinese airplanes was reverse engineered from US technology, against intellectual property agreements, much to American defense leaders’ frustration.