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Last Build Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:26:08 -0400


'There Is a Chance That We Could End Up Having a Major, Major Conflict With North Korea'

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:26:08 -0400

President Trump, in an interview with Reuters, also said while he would “love to solve things diplomatically … it’s very difficult.”

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The Death of Two U.S. Service Members in Afghanistan

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 15:37:46 -0400

They were killed in an operation targeting ISIS militants in Nangarhar province, where the U.S. this month dropped the “mother of all bombs.”A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter carrying leaders and advisers from Train, Advise, Assist Command - East, Resolute Support Mission, and Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan travels to the Nangarhar police Regional Logistics Center in 2015.

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House Oversight Members Press for Evidence on Flynn’s Fees from Russia

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:49:20 -0400

Pentagon watchdog launched probe of ex-Trump national security adviser weeks ago.Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn

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Defense Intelligence Agency’s ‘Shark Tank’ Helps Startups Pitch Spy Apps

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 16:05:18 -0400

DIA analysts who like a product can launch a partnership on the spot.Lt. Gen. Vincent R. Stewart speaks to students and staff of North Carolina Central University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University and North Carolina State University about the opportunities in the U.S. Intelligence Community.

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DHS Chief: Without Cities’ Help, ‘We Have to Go Into Neighborhoods’ to Find the Undocumented

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:02:10 -0400

Local law enforcement officials “want to cooperate with us,” says John Kelly.John Kelly speaks April 18 at the George Washington University.

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ISIS-in-Afghanistan Is Losing Recruits to Other Groups, U.S. Officials Say

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:20:14 -0400

James Mattis says he’s made no decision on adding troops, but warns of a confrontation if Russia continues to arm the Taliban.Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks to reporters from Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan, as Gen. John Nicholson stands behind Mattis on April 24, 2017.

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What If It Happened Again? What We Need to Do to Prepare for a Nuclear Event

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400

Any nuclear weapon exchange or major nuclear plant meltdown will immediately lead to a global public health emergency. What can we learn from past events to help prepare?The mushroom cloud above Nagasaki after atomic bombing on August 9, 1945

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Trump’s North Korea Policy is the Same as Obama’s — He Just Doesn’t Want to Admit It

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:19:56 -0400

No, Mike Pence, the "era of strategic patience" is not overMike Pence arrives at Observation Post Ouellette in the Demilitarized Zone Monday.

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Risk of 'Accidental' Nuclear War Growing, UN Research Group Says

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:16:05 -0400

The warning comes as the Pentagon begins an extensive review of its nuclear arsenal.1st Lt. Phil Parentrau opening the blast door leading to the underground control room at an ICBM launch control facility near Minot, N.D. in 2014.

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Why America Cares About Chemical Weapons

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:29:16 -0400

Upholding the norm against their use helps the U.S. win wars.Turkish experts carry a victim of alleged chemical weapons attacks in Syrian city of Idlib.

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North Korea and the Risks of Miscalculation

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:23:02 -0400

As tensions rise in East Asia, they highlight the dangers of Trump’s unpredictability.

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Why Did Donald Trump Send Dozens of Troops to Somalia?

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:31:52 -0400

He has changed gears bigly when it comes his position on military intervention.U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal 1st Class Tyler Brooks, Task Force Sparta, teaches how to identify and counter improvised explosive devices to participants from African Union Mission in Somalia troop contributing countries in 2016.

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What's Really at Stake for America in Yemen's Conflict

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:41:32 -0400

As the Trump administration navigates the risks of escalation, there’s a real danger it will get the calculus wrong.A boy walks among rubble in Taiz, Yemen in 2016.

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Remember When Mike Pompeo Loved Wikileaks?

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:49:13 -0400

Now the head of the CIA wants to get tough on the “non-state hostile intelligence service.” That won’t be so easy.Mike Pompeo addresses Army Reserve Soldiers in Kansas in 2016.

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Trump's $89 Million Warning to Other Countries

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:04:01 -0400

But the message has its limits.

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It’s Too Early to See a 'Trump Effect' on NATO Spending

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:17:32 -0400

The president's rhetoric may have allies talking about their growing defense spending, but it won’t affect most budget proposals for months.President Donald Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke at a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House Wednesday.

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‘No Doubt’ Syria Behind Chemical Attack, Mattis Says

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:19:49 -0400

And Trump’s rush order for a counter-ISIS plan, remains just a “skeleton,” Mattis said. "It's going to take time."Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis and U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel, the commander of U.S. Central Command, brief the press at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., April 11, 2017.

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Even Before Trump, Most of the People Arrested by Federal Agents Were Immigrants

Tue, 11 Apr 2017 16:29:00 -0400

The data clearly contradicts his narrative about lax enforcement.A Customs and Border Protection officer escorts a detainee to a processing area in March 2016.

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Counterintelligence Chief: Contractors 'Kicking Butt' in Combating Insider Threats

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 17:12:59 -0400

Anticipating problems is a “team sport,” top official says.Bill Evanina

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Can U.S. Warplanes Evade Russian Air Defenses? We May Soon Find Out in Syria

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:56:03 -0400

If things go south, high-end American fighters may take on top-of-the-line Russian anti-aircraft missiles.A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor approaches a U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender from the 908th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron before aerial refueling during a Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve mission Feb. 12, 2017.

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When a Reality-TV President Orders a Missile Strike

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 15:51:00 -0400

“Every new technology necessitates a new war.”USS Ross (DDG 71) fires a tomahawk land attack missile April 7.

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SOUTHCOM: ‘ISIS Is In the Western Hemisphere’

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 16:19:03 -0400

They’re not fighters returning from Iraq and Syria, says Adm. Kurt Tidd; they’re Latin Americans who became radicalized online.Adm. Kurt W. Tidd, who leads U.S. Southern Commmand, briefs reporters at the Pentagon.

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Trump Created a Makeshift Situation Room at Mar-a-Lago for a Briefing on the Syria Bombing

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 15:57:39 -0400

His Florida resort has been described as vulnerable to foreign spying.The Mar-a-Lago estate is seen in November.

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U.S. Hits Syrian Airbase With Scores of Cruise Missiles

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:48:58 -0400

A retaliation for the Assad regime's April 4 use of chemical weapons, the strike deepens the U.S. involvement in Syria's civil war.The guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a tomahawk land attack missile Friday.

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The Trump Administration Appears to Embrace Regime Change in Syria

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:21:45 -0400

In an about-face, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said of Bashar al-Assad: “It would seem there would be no role for him to govern the Syrian people.”Trump speaks to reporters Thursday aboard Air Force One.

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