David Welna

David Welna appears in the following:

Arms Merchants Go To The Pentagon

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Former executives from some of the country's biggest military equipment companies are occupying top slots at the Pentagon, their biggest customer. But there's bipartisan pushback.

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Shaken By Trump, Senators Ask: What Stops Him From Launching Nukes?

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

For the first time in decades, Congress re-examines a president's unilateral authority to launch a nuclear attack — but the Pentagon says no changes are needed.

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Senate Foreign Relations Committee Examines President's Ability To Order A Nuclear Strike

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

For the first time in more than four decades, a Congressional committee, on Tuesday, examined an exclusive power held by the U.S. president that has no institutional checks: the sole authority to order a nuclear strike. North Korea's drive for a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the U.S. and President Trump's bellicose rhetoric toward Pyongyang have prompted some lawmakers to call for reconsidering a system that allows one person to start a nuclear war.

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Senate Panel Will Question Presidential Authority To Launch Nuclear Strike

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

For the first time in more than 4 decades, Congress holds a hearing Tuesday on the president's sole authority to order the use of nuclear weapons, and the process by which that power is exercised.

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How The National Instant Criminal Background Check System Works

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System, also known as NICS, is intended to identify people prohibited under federal law from purchasing firearms from a licensed dealer. However, there are many loopholes in the system.

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U.S. Army Relocates Its Korean Military Base South Of Seoul

Monday, November 06, 2017

At South Korea's insistence, the U.S. Army is leaving Yongsan Garrison for Camp Humphreys, 55 miles south of Seoul — a base that is no longer outside the range of North Korean artillery.

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What It's Like In The Demilitarized Zone That Divides North And South Korea

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Defense Secretary James Mattis went within feet of the curbstone separating North and South Korea, where grim-faced North Korean troops stared across at him. It's known as one of the scariest spots on the planet.

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News Brief: Mattis In Asia, Trump's Week, White Nationalists In Tennessee

Friday, October 27, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is talking with his counterparts in South Korea about how to counter the nuclear threat posed by North Korea. Also, we look at Republican criticism of President Trump.

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Mattis Calls For 'Denuclearization Of Korean Peninsula'

Friday, October 27, 2017

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is meeting with officials in South Korea to discuss the ongoing threat posed by North Korea's nuclear program.

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How China Is Making Moves To Be The Dominant Player In The Asian Pacific Region

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

As President Trump prepares for his trip to the Asian Pacific region next week, Defense Secretary James Mattis is already in the Philippines. He's contending with a rising China that believes its time has come to be the region's dominant power.

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Mattis Meets With Duterte Ahead Of Trump's Trip To Philippines

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is in the Philippines ahead of President Trump's visit there next month. Recently relations between the two countries have been strained.

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Trump May Put Congress On The Hook Over Iran Deal

Friday, October 13, 2017

If the president should declare that Iran is not in compliance with the nuclear deal, a 60-day countdown begins during which Congress can choose to reimpose sanctions — or choose not to.

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Romania's 'Brain Drain'

Thursday, October 12, 2017

An exodus of young and skilled workers has afflicted much of Eastern Europe since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Perhaps nowhere is this "brain drain" more striking than in Romania.

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The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty Could Be In Trouble

Friday, October 06, 2017

The U.S. says Russia is violating the treaty and some Republicans want to respond by developing a new missile. But arms control experts say that could spur a nuclear arms race and isn't necessary.

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Why President Trump Has Exclusive Authority To Order A Nuclear Strike

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

There is not a single check built into the nuclear launch protocols. We examine a system that leaves virtually no room for debate, and why some are saying more checks are needed.

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Amended Travel Ban Threatens U.S. Military Relations With Chad

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The U.S. maintains a drone base in Chad in the fight against Boko Haram and other militants, and the two nations cooperate closely on counter-terror and other military operations. Yet, the Trump administration has added Chad to its amended travel ban list.

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U.S. Bans Kaspersky Software For Federal Agencies Amid Security Concerns

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The acting secretary of homeland security has banned the U.S. government from using Kaspersky software. The Russian company's software — widely used throughout the world — has been deemed an unacceptable security risk.

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Warren Buffett Backs Nuclear Fuel Bank In Kazakhstan

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

An unusual bank will open Tuesday in Kazakhstan. The deposits will be nuclear fuel, low-enriched uranium. The customers withdrawing low-enriched uranium will be nations which lack enrichment facilities. The idea is to convince such nations not to build their own. Warren Buffett is among the bank's founders.

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Settlement Reached In Case Against Pyschologists Who Designed CIA Torture Program

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The ACLU represented the three men who were seeking damages after being subjected to torture. This is first time damages will presumably be paid to people interrogated in the CIA program.

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In Russia's Shadow, U.S. Military Bulks Up European Presence

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Thousands of troops from 20 nations led by the U.S. have been carrying out essentially one-sided warfare for most of the past month in southeast Europe.

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