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National Security

  1. power
    Surveillance Is Made of DogsHow not to infiltrate an NSA building.
  2. spy balloons
    Did an F-22 Blow Up an Illinois Club’s Hobby Balloon?The Northern Illinois Bottlecap Balloon Brigade’s small circumnavigating pico balloon is “missing in action.”
  3. unidentified aerial phenomena
    Pentagon’s New UFO Office Worries Some UfologistsThey’re skeptical the Defense Department will share what it learns about unidentified aerial phenomena.
  4. national security
    The War on Terror Is InescapableIt produced Trump and remains a threat to American democracy, a new book argues.
  5. washington dc
    The Slow Push to ‘Free the Capitol’ From Its FencingTwo months after the Capitol riot, the political divide inside Congress has made it difficult to address the razor-wire divide outside.
  6. national security
    The Scope of the Latest Russian Hack on the U.S. Is GrowingThe Pentagon, the National Nuclear Security Administration, and more have been comprised, which authorities were reportedly not aware of for months.
  7. vision 2020
    Could Biden Move Left on National Security?His party-unifying repositioning on domestic policy might extend to such topics as the Pentagon spending cuts that Sanders and Warren have promoted.
  8. surveillance
    The Russia Probe Was Justified — But the FBI’s ‘Failures’ Should Trouble Us AllWhile the DOJ inspector general uncovered no evidence of an anti-Trump “witch hunt,” the FBI’s shoddy surveillance practices must not be overlooked.
  9. vision 2020
    Bullock, Sestak Drop Out of 2020 Presidential RaceBullock had a great electability argument. But he got into the race late and then failed to make enough of a mark.
  10. vision 2020
    Why the Democratic Debate Revived an Old Question About Nuclear WeaponsFearing Trump, Elizabeth Warren had proposed prohibiting any first use of nukes by any U.S. president, as Obama had considered doing.
  11. markets
    Trump’s Huawei Ban Is a Bigger Deal Than His Trade WarIf great-power rivalry renders high-tech trade between the U.S. and China impossible, globalization as we’ve known it will end.
  12. national security
    The Trump Administration Is a Security SieveMar-a-Lago and the White House security clearance scandal make that clear.
  13. nsa
    NSA Isn’t Using Phone Data Program Exposed By SnowdenThe invasive program was supposed to be indispensable for national security. And yet, the NSA reportedly stopped using it months ago.
  14. foreign policy
    U.S. Intel Chief Disputes Trump on North Korea and ISISKim Jong-un isn’t giving up his nukes and ISIS isn’t defeated, Dan Coats said Tuesday.
  15. Trump Asks Trudeau: ‘Didn’t You Guys Burn Down the White House?’Canada, Britain, whatever.
  16. Trump Hates ‘Arbitrary Timelines,’ Yet Gave U.S. 6 Months to Exit Syria: ReportTo avoid Obama comparisons, he told top officials they can’t call his random deadline a “timeline.”
  17. 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?
  18. trump administration
    Grown-ups Are Not Running America’s Foreign PolicyA group of Model U.N. teenagers could probably pick and execute policies better than this administration.
  19. national security
    Kushner Still Has Security Clearance, Despite Additional Reported IssuesThe Justice Department warned the White House that significant issues remain unsettled regarding Kushner’s background.
  20. P.A. Special Election Could Be the Only Excuse Trump Needs to Start a Trade WarTrump will have to make a decision soon on possible tariffs on steel and aluminum, which most Republicans oppose.
  21. oops
    Fitness Data Map Shows Locations and Activity Patterns of Secret Military BasesService members are accidentally sharing a lot more than just their steps.
  22. whistle blowers
    The Story of Reality Winner, America’s Most Unlikely LeakerShe’s not an ideological combatant like Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning. She’s much more like you or me.
  23. Deputy National Security Adviser to Leave White HouseAs planned all along, Dina Powell is getting out of Washington while the getting is very good.
  24. What We Know About Alleged Russia-Hacking-Report Leaker Reality WinnerThe intelligence contractor, a 25-year-old Air Force veteran, is accused of mailing a classified report on Russia’s election meddling to a reporter.
  25. The Malice of Trump’s IncompetenceEven if Trump is motivated by loyalty and indifference to democratic norms, not criminal intent, his recent actions have serious consequences.
  26. Secret Service Laptop With Trump Tower Info Stolen From Car in Brooklyn“Sensitive” documents include floor and evacuation plans.
  27. Trump Plan Would Gut Coast Guard and TSA to Pay for Immigration CrackdownApparently, making America “safe again” involves cutting airport and coastal security to channel billions of dollars to pro-Trump border unions.
  28. White House Undermining Own Case for the Urgency of a Travel BanNext 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.
  29. Trump Condemns FBI Leakers for Leaking That He Asked Them to LeakThe White House asked the FBI to leak exculpating details about Trump’s ties with Russia. It leaked the details of that conversation instead.
  30. Report: Trump Picks Former Mattis Aide Robert Harward As Flynn ReplacementThe president has asked the former Navy SEAL and current Lockheed Martin executive to be his new national security adviser, Reuters reports.
  31. Trump Was Told Weeks Ago That Flynn Had Misled PenceAfter 17 days of reflection, the “unbelievably decisive” president fired his national security adviser due to eroding trust, Sean Spicer explained.
  32. Michael Flynn’s Resignation Is the Best News of the Trump Presidency So FarThe Trump administration just lost its most dangerous Islamophobic conspiracy theorist.
  33. Trump Just Declared the ‘Court System’ a Threat to National SecurityNot content to attack individual judges and judicial decisions, the president is now disparaging the “court system” itself.
  34. Trump’s Silence on White Supremacist Terror Is Political Correctness Run AmokThe president is too afraid of offending oversensitive conservatives to protect America against radical racist terrorism.
  35. Senate Democrats Are Speaking Out Against Trump’s ‘Muslim Ban’“That’s not the America I believe in. That’s not who we are.”
  36. John McCain Not Happy With Trump’s NSC Shake-up or the Entry BanThe Republican senator doesn’t think that Steve Bannon should have a permanent invitation to the National Security Council’s most important meeting.
  37. Former CIA Director Resigns From Trump’s Transition TeamAnd 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.
  38. Trump Says He Doesn’t Want Military Interventions. So Did George W. Bush.Beware a Republican coming into office claiming a restrained attitude abroad.
  39. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper Submits His Resignation“[It] felt pretty good,” he told a panel of lawmakers.
  40. surveillance
    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.
  41. early and often
    Trump Offers Peace Through Strength — and CrazinessAt a national security forum, Trump elaborated on his plan for winning through unpredictability and insane overreaction.
  42. Obama Confirms That the Fight Against ISIS Will Go On for a WhileBut notes some progress.
  43. First Night of RNC: War, Benghazi, and MelaniaThe 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.
  44. Obama Administration to Clamp Down on Visa-Waiver Program After Paris AttackThe administration wants to tighten screening to root out people who may have previously traveled to a “terrorist safe haven.”
  45. you’ve got hacked
    What We Learned From the CIA Director’s WikiLeaked EmailsJohn le Carré would not be impressed.
  46. bad ideas
    Throwing Things Over the White House Fence Still Not AllowedTwo people were taken into custody and the building was locked down for the second time in three days.
  47. national interest
    America’s Security State Is Apparently Trying to Hassle Its Critics Into SilenceExpected at a congressional hearing? That doesn’t mean you get a visa.
  48. never forget
    More Evidence Indicates the Bush Administration Ignored September 11 WarningsKurt Eichenwald reports damning new revelations in a New York ‘Times’ op-ed.
  49. white house the new class
    President Obama Asks Congress for an Extension on Robert Mueller’s FBI TermNational security shake-up gets thrown a curve.
  50. the future is coming
    Seymour Hersh Reports on a Big 2001 American Intelligence FailureNo, not that one.
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