"Free people can say 'no'. Free people can refuse demands for their money, time, and children. Slaves cannot. There is no freedom without the freedom to say 'no'. If someone demands that you do something and you can say 'no' and refuse to do it, then you are a free human being. If you can be forced to do something or surrender something that you do not wish to, then you are a slave. No other test need be applied" -- Michael Rivero

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ABOARD THE USS LABOON—It was just after 9 p.m. when radar operators aboard this U.S. Navy destroyer in the Red Sea spotted a tiny arrow on their screens: a missile hurtling toward them at five times the speed of sound.

The crew of the warship with 300 sailors aboard had just seconds to shoot it down. As the projectile closed in, the Laboon launched an interceptor from silos beneath its deck, destroying the incoming missile in flight.

After tarrying for almost two weeks, Hamas finally delivered its response to the latest Israeli-American offer for a hostage deal. Not surprisingly, Hamas continues to demand a total cessation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip, as well as international guarantees that Israel will abide by its commitments, two things it will apparently not receive.

The Yemeni Security Forces uncovered a large espionage network operated by American and Israeli intelligence agencies, the agency announced Monday.

Officials revealed that the network had been active within various institutions in Yemen since 2015.