David Welna

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Paul Manafort Agrees To Testify Before Congress In Russia Probe

Friday, March 24, 2017

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has volunteered to testify before the House Intelligence Committee as part of its investigation into potential ties between Trump aides and the Russian mischief in the 2016 presidential campaign. But partisan rancor and unusual revelations threaten to derail the committee's investigation — or at least, per critics, its credibility.

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House Intel Committee Leaders Divided As Russia Probe Continues

Friday, March 24, 2017

Rep. Adam Schiff, top House Intelligence Committee Democrat, breaks with chairman Devin Nunes' decision to close some hearings in the panel's probe of President Trump's connections to Russia.

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House Intel Chairman Apologizes Over Trump Surveillance Claims

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The fallout continues Thursday after the chairman of a House panel investigating President Trump's connections to Russia revealed that Trump and aides might have been swept up in "incidental" surveillance. The chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes, reportedly apologized to the committee, and its top Democrat, Adam Schiff, and all but confirmed a CNN story suggesting there's more than circumstantial evidence tying the Trump camp to the Russians.

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House Intel Chairman: Trump Team's Communications Captured By U.S. Surveillance

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

House Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes says then-President elect Trump and members of his transition team were captured by U.S. surveillance as part of "incidental collection" when members of the incoming administration phoned foreigners being watched by American intelligence. That is not a "wiretap" but the White House has a new opening to persist with charges that then-President Obama surveilled Trump in the past.

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FBI Director Confirms Investigation Into Trump-Russia Links

Monday, March 20, 2017

Members of Congress on the House Intelligence Committee questioned witnesses on Monday about the role played by Russia in the 2016 presidential race, including its potential ties to the Trump campaign.

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Rex Tillerson Says 'All Options Are On The Table' With North Korea

Friday, March 17, 2017

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has raised the prospect of pre-emptive action as a way the U.S. and its allies could deal with the threat of North Korea's nuclear missiles. NPR takes a look at the state of the North's nuclear and missile programs, and what kind of conventional threat it also poses to its neighbors.

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Congress Launching Probes Into Russia, Wiretapping

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Investigations into Russian election meddling and Trump's claims of being wiretapped are getting underway in Congress. But Democrats and Republicans aren't on the same page.

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Trump Restores CIA Power To Launch Drone Strikes

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

President Trump has reportedly reversed an Obama-era policy of giving more responsibility for terrorist drone strikes to the Pentagon. The CIA will resume more responsibility for not only generating intelligence but also conducting strikes — and reaction in the national security world is mixed.

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U.S. Confirms Russian Missile Deployment Violates Nuclear Treaty. Now What?

Friday, March 10, 2017

A U.S. general says Russia has violated a longstanding arms control treaty by deploying new missiles. It was the first official, public assertion that these missiles are fully operational.

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Pentagon Confirms Russia Violated Nuclear Arms Treaty

Thursday, March 09, 2017

After weeks of reports that Russia is violating a nuclear arms treaty with the U.S., the Pentagon says that is indeed the case. Top nuclear arms officials are telling Congress that Moscow is deploying prohibited intermediate range nuclear weapons that could be used to attack Europe. It's another nuclear headache for a new administration also grappling with defiant nuclear weapons moves by North Korea.

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House Intelligence Committee Agrees On Scope Of Russia Investigation

Thursday, March 02, 2017

On Capitol Hill, news about the attorney general came as the House Intelligence Committee agreed on the scope of its investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

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Congress Prepares For Investigations Into Russian Ties To Election

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Committees in Congress are gearing up to conduct their investigations into the role Russia played during the 2016 presidential campaign — and the ties it may have had to the man who won it.

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National Security Adviser Reportedly Urged Trump To Soften Terrorism Language

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

President Trump ridiculed his predecessor and Hillary Clinton for refusing to use the term "radical Islamic terrorism." Turns out his new national security adviser, Gen. H.R. McMaster, is also opposed to using the phrase since he finds the groups the U.S. is fighting in the Middle East not Islamic. But that has not stopped Trump from repeating it, to the delight of his base.

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Criticized By Peers, White House Counterterrorism Adviser Returns Fire

Friday, February 24, 2017

Sebastian Gorka responded to critical posts on Twitter by threatening to involve White House lawyers. He is fighting questions about his credentials and his views on Islam.

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Trump Adviser Sebastian Gorka Threatens Legal Action Over Tweets

Friday, February 24, 2017

Sebastian Gorka is British-born, Hungarian-educated, and a self-described expert on Islamists — who doesn't speak Arabic. As Trump's deputy assistant, he has his boss' ear and security experts' ire.

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U.S. Bases On Japanese Island Of Okinawa Have Long Been Contentious

Friday, February 10, 2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meets with President Trump Friday. Their two countries have a long military alliance. But the presence of U.S. troops on the Japanese island of Okinawa is controversial.

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Plenty Of Room At Guantanamo Bay For Trump's 'Bad Dudes'

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

President Trump inherited 41 "law of war" captives in Guantanamo, well below the 242 there when Barack Obama took office. A visit to the prison camps finds them ready for more occupants.

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Military Commissions Resume At Guantanamo

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The military commissions for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay have resumed. Former President Obama failed to close the prison. But President Trump has vowed to keep it open and send new detainees.

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American Airstrikes Destroy Group Of ISIS Military Camps In Libya

Thursday, January 19, 2017

American B-2 stealth bombers destroyed a nest of ISIS military camps in Libya late Wednesday, the Pentagon said. It's the latest in a long series of American airstrikes designed to set back the progress of the terror group's efforts to spread from its home base in Iraq and Syria. Libya has been in chaos since U.S. and European militaries helped depose its onetime ruler without replacing him with a viable new government.

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After 8 Years Of Unbroken War, Obama Hands Over Conflicts To Trump

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

President Obama is the first president to serve eight years with the U.S. at war nonstop, from beginning to end. Donald Trump now inherits ongoing conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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