David Welna

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Public Opinion Matches Partisan Divide Over U.S. Ground Troops In Syria

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

After the Paris attacks, the debate over the use of U.S ground troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria has deepened. Polls indicate the politicians reflect a similar split in public opinion.


Paris Attacks Revive Demands For Expanded Surveillance Powers

Friday, November 20, 2015

National security officials and policymakers are pushing for tougher surveillance laws. Much of their effort focuses on forcing tech firms to give law enforcement access to encrypted smartphone data.


Colorado Town Ponders Accepting Guantanamo Detainees

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The White House will soon send Congress its proposal to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. A Colorado town that hosts a federal and state prison debate taking in the detainees.


Supporters Urge Obama To Take Executive Action To Close Guantanamo

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

President Obama is expected to send Congress a plan soon for how to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. While Congress is expected to oppose him, advocates say that might not matter.


Proposal To Shutter Gitmo May Roil Relations Between White House And Congress

Thursday, November 05, 2015

The White House is expected to release recommendations to Congress for a plan to close Guantanamo Bay and relocate its inmates somewhere in the U.S. Meanwhile, the expected failure of...


GOP Lawmakers Reluctant To Act On ISIS War Authorization Request

Thursday, November 05, 2015

President Obama's decision to send special operations ground forces into Syria is again prompting calls for specific authorization from Congress to wage war.


U.S. To Deploy Special Forces In Syria

Saturday, October 31, 2015

President Obama's decision to station a group of U.S. Special Operations forces on the ground in Syria may be difficult to reconcile with earlier promises of no boots on the ground there.


CIA Director John Brennan Breaks Silence On Hack Of Personal Email Account

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The CIA Director broke his silence this week about being the victim of some highly personal espionage. His personal AOL email account was hacked and much of its contents was posted by WikiLeaks.


Defense Secretary Carter Vows To Step Up Campaign Against ISIS

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

With Russia entering the Syria battlefield and the first U.S. combat casualty in the fight against the Islamic State, Defense Secretary Ash Carter tells Congress the U.S. is stepping ...


Benghazi Panel: Witch Hunt Or Search For Truth?

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Not only Hillary Clinton has a lot at stake in how her appearance goes Thursday before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. So too does the panel. Democrats says its aim is primari...


Democrats Accuse Benghazi Committee Of Political Intentions

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Hillary Clinton is testifying for the first time at a public hearing Thursday of the House Select Committee on Benghazi. But Democrats say this is about trying to undermine her presidential bid.


CIA Director John Brennan's Private Email Account Allegedly Hacked

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The list of U.S. government officials whose personal email accounts appear to have been hacked now allegedly includes CIA Director John Brennan. It seems the target was Brennan's private AOL account.


How U.S. Troops Will Exit Afghanistan Remains Unclear

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Now that the Obama administration has decided to keep U.S. forces in the country longer than initially planned, the 14-year conflict will likely be handed to his successor.


ACLU Sues Two Psychologists For Developing CIA Interrogation Program

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The ACLU filed a lawsuit this week against two psychologists whom the CIA contracted to develop a harsh interrogation program. A December Senate report described what many consider to be CIA torture.


U.S. Commander In Afghanistan Says Kunduz Hospital 'Mistakenly Struck'

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

At the first Congressional hearing on the fighting in Afghanistan since a U.S. plane fired on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, the top U.S. commander is in the hot seat. ...


Top Intelligence Officials Warn Against Growing Threat Of Cyberattacks

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The leaders of the U.S. intelligence community convened on Capitol Hill Thursday to discuss worldwide cyber security threats. They said the problem is only getting worse.


Despite Better U.S.-Cuba Relations, Guantanamo Set To Stay In U.S. Hands

Monday, September 07, 2015

The U.S. has controlled the naval base for more than a century and sends Cuba an annual rent check of just over $4,000. And each year since the Castros took over, the Cubans have refused to cash it.


Kansas, South Carolina Take NIMBY Stance On Guantanamo Prisoners

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

President Obama's plan to close Guantanamo lacks a crucial element: a U.S. prison to hold captives too dangerous to release. The Pentagon is considering military prisons in Kansas and South Carolina.


Jeb Bush Offers His Perscription For Iraq

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Jeb Bush laid out his plan to defeat ISIS this week, calling for a bigger U.S. military presence in the Middle East.


Critics Say U.S. Officials Promised 'Anytime, Anywhere' Inspections In Iran Nuclear Deal

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The nuclear deal the U.S. and five other nations have struck gives Iran a delay of up to 24 days for outside inspections of suspected nuclear facilities. But critics say that is not w...