Front Page: The New York Times – February 3, 2023

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Biden Aims to Deter China With Greater U.S. Military Presence in Philippines

U.S. officials say they are preparing to surge forces in the event of conflict with China, including over Taiwan, but do not intend to build up permanent bases.

As Russia Strikes Ukrainian Civilians, Putin Tells His People the War Is Just

Invoking World War II on the 80th anniversary of victory at Stalingrad, Mr. Putin repeated his false justifications for an invasion that has taken a staggering toll.

Nebraskans Are Sitting on Strategic Metals. Is Mining a Patriotic Duty?

One county has a wealth of minerals essential to defense and the green economy. Mining would transform the community, yet many say they feel a patriotic obligation to dig.

In Congo, a Pope and a Nation Revitalize Each Other

Francis has been slowed by age. But his enthusiastic welcome in Africa has proved a shot in the arm and provided a reminder of the papacy’s global reach.

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