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What to Know About Ali Watkins, James Wolfe, and the FBI A reporter had her communications data seized in the investigation of a former Senate Intelligence Committee aide — with whom she had a relationship.
What Sy Hersh Knows An unsummarizable interview with the inimitable investigative journalist and raconteur of the American national security state.
Trump Hates ‘Arbitrary Timelines,’ Yet Gave U.S. 6 Months to Exit Syria: Report To avoid Obama comparisons, he told top officials they can’t call his random deadline a “timeline.”
Mattis Had a Nearly Impossible Task. Now Trump Is Making It Even Harder. From Syria withdrawal to sending troops to the border, squaring Trump’s desires with military policy is a tall order. How long can Mattis keep it up?
Grown-ups Are Not Running America’s Foreign Policy A group of Model U.N. teenagers could probably pick and execute policies better than this administration.
Kushner Still Has Security Clearance, Despite Additional Reported Issues The Justice Department warned the White House that significant issues remain unsettled regarding Kushner’s background.
P.A. Special Election Could Be the Only Excuse Trump Needs to Start a Trade War Trump will have to make a decision soon on possible tariffs on steel and aluminum, which most Republicans oppose.
The Story of Reality Winner, America’s Most Unlikely Leaker She’s not an ideological combatant like Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning. She’s much more like you or me.
Deputy National Security Adviser to Leave White House As planned all along, Dina Powell is getting out of Washington while the getting is very good.
Women in National Security Call for a Workplace That Actually Respects Women In a letter signed by over 200 diplomats, military officers, and civil servants.
What We Know About Alleged Russia-Hacking-Report Leaker Reality Winner The intelligence contractor, a 25-year-old Air Force veteran, is accused of mailing a classified report on Russia’s election meddling to a reporter.
The Malice of Trump’s Incompetence Even if Trump is motivated by loyalty and indifference to democratic norms, not criminal intent, his recent actions have serious consequences.
Trump Plan Would Gut Coast Guard and TSA to Pay for Immigration Crackdown Apparently, making America “safe again” involves cutting airport and coastal security to channel billions of dollars to pro-Trump border unions.
White House Undermining Own Case for the Urgency of a Travel Ban Next time Team Trump tells a court its immigration policies are a matter of immediate national security, its failure to stick to that story may hurt.
Trump Condemns FBI Leakers for Leaking That He Asked Them to Leak The White House asked the FBI to leak exculpating details about Trump’s ties with Russia. It leaked the details of that conversation instead.
Report: Trump Picks Former Mattis Aide Robert Harward As Flynn Replacement The president has asked the former Navy SEAL and current Lockheed Martin executive to be his new national security adviser, Reuters reports.
Trump Was Told Weeks Ago That Flynn Had Misled Pence After 17 days of reflection, the “unbelievably decisive” president fired his national security adviser due to eroding trust, Sean Spicer explained.
Michael Flynn’s Resignation Is the Best News of the Trump Presidency So Far The Trump administration just lost its most dangerous Islamophobic conspiracy theorist.
Trump Just Declared the ‘Court System’ a Threat to National Security Not content to attack individual judges and judicial decisions, the president is now disparaging the “court system” itself.
Trump’s Silence on White Supremacist Terror Is Political Correctness Run Amok The president is too afraid of offending oversensitive conservatives to protect America against radical racist terrorism.
John McCain Not Happy With Trump’s NSC Shake-up or the Entry Ban The Republican senator doesn’t think that Steve Bannon should have a permanent invitation to the National Security Council’s most important meeting.
Former CIA Director Resigns From Trump’s Transition Team And he isn’t the only one who’s finding the job of “relatively sane national security adviser to Donald Trump” to be a challenging one.
Trump Says He Doesn’t Want Military Interventions. So Did George W. Bush. Beware a Republican coming into office claiming a restrained attitude abroad.
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House Intelligence Committee: Snowden ‘No Whistle-blower’ As defenders of Snowden call for a presidential pardon, lawmakers insist he caused “tremendous damage” to national security.
Trump Offers Peace Through Strength — and Craziness At a national security forum, Trump elaborated on his plan for winning through unpredictability and insane overreaction.
First Night of RNC: War, Benghazi, and Melania The first night of the Republican National Convention will revolve around national security, which in Trump-speak means Benghazi!, “Fast and Furious,” and assorted conspiracy theories and grievances.
Obama Administration to Clamp Down on Visa-Waiver Program After Paris Attack The administration wants to tighten screening to root out people who may have previously traveled to a “terrorist safe haven.”
Throwing Things Over the White House Fence Still Not Allowed Two people were taken into custody and the building was locked down for the second time in three days.
Junk Food Ruining America’s Military A group of retired military leaders are warning that the majority of today’s seemingly eligible recruits are simply too fat for combat.
The U.S. Wants to Wiretap Your Internet First they came for your anonymous comments.
Lady Gaga Involved in Actual National Security Situation A soldier stealing classified documents used Gaga as a cover.
Obama and Cheney, Side by Side The two party leaders engage in a national-security death match today. Here’s how their arguments compared.
Maddow, Rove Raise Stakes for Obama, Cheney National-Security Speeches She’s dissing Obama on national security and he’s praising him? What’s going on in the world today?
Is Obama’s National-Security Team Liberal Change in Moderate Hawk’s Clothing? Or are progressives just looking for the silver lining in a not-so-liberal national-security team?