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The parallel would be an American-made cyber security software. I suspect the GRU does not use Windows Defender or any American-made product. (I'll go as far as to guess they don't use Kaspersky either.)

The NSA is in charge of protecting America's classified systems. I don't know this for a fact, but I'm almost certain they designed their own software and aren't using a commercially-available product. And yes, using any foreign-made software--particularly from a country with a history of government interference in private businesses for national security purposes--would be a bad idea for operational security. I'd definitely be less concerned about Kaspersky than anything Chinese-made, but that doesn't mean I would use either.

That said, there is a specific reason for the Intell community to have a stronger aversion to Kaspersky specifically. Kaspersky was one of the firms to identify Stuxnet. They actively search for government-created worms and have spoken out against their use in espionage. These are things that are almost certainly necessary for the IC to use (imo) and I wouldn't want anyone hostile to that purpose designing my software.

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continue to enshrine convicted war criminals on public ground.

The Yasukuni Shrine is a private corporation. It was made private in 1946 and no war criminals were enshrined at that time. Enshrining Class A war criminals was something the Emperor disagreed with (when it happened in 1978). The soldiers who are not war criminals are also enshrined there.

That said, the place is creepy and nationalistic and has taken a place as a symbol of rejecting the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal. It is ridiculous that prominent politicians go there. The place is clearly politicized and no U.S. President could get away with going to a museum that pays tribute to the Confederacy.

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People in the U.S. without authorization are essentially barred from applying for the normal immigration process. Congress would need change the law. On a side note, if you don't have a relative in the U.S., you probably don't have a path to citizenship anyway (without an employer sponsoring you).

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I would like to take the opportunity here to humbly reflect upon how the people of the Korean Peninsula went through unbearable pain and sorrow as a result of our country's actions during a certain period in the past and to express that we are sorry.

The Government again would like to express its sincere apology and remorse to all those who have suffered indescribable hardship as so-called 'wartime comfort women,' irrespective of their nationality or place of birth.

The Government of Japan would like to take this opportunity once again to extend its sincere apologies and remorse to all those, irrespective of place of origin, who suffered immeasurable pain and incurable physical and psychological wounds as comfort women

The Japanese Government and the Japanese people are deeply aware of the fact that acts by our country in the past caused tremendous suffering and damage to the peoples of Asian countries, including the Republic of Korea (ROK) and China, and have followed the path of a pacifist state with remorse and determination that such acts must never be repeated

recognizing that Japan carried out those acts in the past, inflicting pain and suffering upon the peoples of other countries, especially in Asia, the Members of this House express a sense of deep remorse

Japan humbly accepts that for a period in the not too distant past, it caused tremendous damage and suffering to the people of many countries, particularly to those of Asian nations, through its colonial rule and aggression, and expresses its deep remorse and heartfelt apology for this.

I'm not saying Japan can't go further, but there have been numerous apologies to Korea, on comfort women, and to Asia in general.

History of Japan's apologies and political implications.

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What kind of strategies do Democrats running for office in Texas have to implement and how would it differ from another state? Are you appealing just to the base or do you have to have a more conservative message?