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From Russia with love

Now that Trump’s cabinet is getting full, it may be time to sort through it and see how much of it belongs to Russia.  The new attorney general has recused himself from any proceedings that a special prosecutor (hopefully a polite one) might bring, and others, like Wilber Ross, are probably hoping there won’t be too many tough questions coming their way.

Further adding to the weirdness is the fact that the US depends on Russia to help it launch it’s spy satellites.  Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists noted that

Yesterday the National Reconnaissance Office successfully launched a new U.S. spy satellite aboard an Atlas V rocket — that was powered by a Russian RD-180 engine.

Though it might seem incongruous that U.S. intelligence collection would be dependent on Russian space technology, that is how things stand and how they are likely to remain for some time.

If the president would like to bring outsourced jobs back to America, that might not be a bad place to start.  At the very least, maybe we could outsource them to Mexico and stockpile a few before the wall is finished.

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