The Daily Populous

Monday March 27th, 2023 evening edition

image for Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark struck a deal to run their 200+ advanced fighter jets as a single fleet, creating a new headache for Russia

The four Nordic countries agreed to operate their roughly 250 fighter jets in one fleet.

Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark, have modern air forces that include F-35s.

The air forces of four Nordic countries agreed to operate their fleets of around 250 fighter jets as a combined force, hoping to deter Russia by working together.

The invasion also prompted Sweden and Finland to seek entry into NATO, an alliance which already includes Denmark and Norway.

The joint force will be a worry for Russia, boasting a significant number of top-tier fighter jets.

Norway, Denmark, and Finland have all committed to the F-35 jets which are the most advanced Western fighter planes.

However, Russia's war in Ukraine led to further expansion of the alliance, and increased co-operation and defense spending by its members. »

Don't call them 'witch hunts.' Most Americans say investigations into Trump are fair

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Most Americans say investigations into Trump are fair.

A majority of Americans say the multiple criminal investigations into former President Donald Trump's conduct are fair, despite Trump's continued efforts claiming they are conspiracies against him, the latest NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll finds.

They also come as Trump held his first presidential campaign rally Saturday in Waco, Texas, where he baselessly described the investigations as the result of "prosecutorial misconduct.". »

Parents stopped teen’s wedding and 60 years later, she finally gets married to the same man

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This woman's parents stopped her from getting married when she was a teenager, but sixty years later, she rekindled her romance with the same man and finally tied the knot.

However, her parents stopped her because she was only 18, and at the time, the legal age of consent was 21.

Jeanette's parents not only stopped her from getting married but also stopped her from moving to Australia with Len. »

Italian museum invites U.S. school after principal resigns for showing 'pornographic' David statue

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But the board of the Tallahassee Classical School pressured Principal Hope Carrasquilla to resign last week after an image of the David was shown to a sixth-grade art class.

The work, considered a masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance, depicts the Biblical David going to fight Goliath armed only with his faith in God.

She invited the principal, school board, parents and student body to view the "purity" of the statue. »

The Case for a Security Guarantee for Ukraine

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Western leaders must develop security mechanisms and consider strategies to assist Ukraine and manage future relations with Russia.

One way to do so would be to create a new security community—call it the Atlantic-Asian Security Community—composed of many NATO members, as well as Ukraine, its allies, and any neutral states that wished to join.

In either case, Western policymakers need to be ready with a new security vision for the region. »