David Welna

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Pentagon Reveals Results Of Probe Into Deadly Mosul Airstrike

Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Pentagon quietly disclosed the results of its investigation into a deadly airstrike in March that killed more than 100 civilians in Mosul, Iraq. A small American bomb ignited "a large amount of explosive material" that ISIS fighters had hidden in the house.


Lawmakers On Both Sides Alarmed By Reports Trump Disclosed Intelligence

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

There were angry reactions on Capitol Hill Tuesday to reports of President Trump sharing highly classified intelligence with Russia's foreign minister and ambassador in the Oval Office. Democrats are demanding the White House provide the intelligence committees with unedited transcripts of Trump's remarks to his Russian guests. They say Trump may have endangered both a key source of intelligence and trust in his administration.


Acting FBI Director Contradicts White House Explanation For Comey's Dismissal

Thursday, May 11, 2017

James Comey was supposed to testify Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee about worldwide threats. Instead, Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe showed up. He insisted the agency's investigation of Russian malfeasance continues and is adequately resourced; he contradicted the White House in affirming Comey had wide and strong support at the FBI; and he said it was not usual to inform someone he's not being investigated.


As Tensions Rise, Experts Question Threat Level Posed By North Korea

Monday, April 24, 2017

Military tensions are escalating over North Korea's steady march to being able to hit the U.S. mainland with a nuclear warhead. The Trump administration vows that won't happen. Some experts say such a risk is low, and it beats starting a second Korean war.


'Unmasking' 101: The Next Chapter In The Trump-Russia Imbroglio

Friday, April 21, 2017

The next phase of Congress' investigation into the Trump-Russia story could be a major focus on U.S. intelligence — and what Republicans call its abuse.


Intelligence Leaks Complicate Efforts To Renew Key Surveillance Program

Monday, April 17, 2017

Republican officials are outraged by leaks indicating U.S. intelligence agencies spied on Trump associates. But their anger is also tainting a top priority for national security hardliners: the reauthorization of an expiring warrantless surveillance program known as Section 702. It currently sweeps up countless Americans, and lawmakers are demanding at least an estimate of how many before the statute is extended.


Congress Calls For Vote On Authorizing Use Of Force In Syria

Friday, April 07, 2017

NPR takes a look at what law authorized the U.S. to attack the Syrian regime, and if Congress will need to pass legislation to clear the way for subsequent action.


North Korea Likely To Overshadow Chinese President's U.S. Visit

Thursday, April 06, 2017

North Korea is likely to cast its shadow over the splendor at Mar-a-Lago when President Trump hosts Chinese leader Xi Jinping there this week. Trump is promising "if China is not going to solve North Korea, we will." A nuclear weapons drive that could allow Pyongyang to hit the U.S. mainland worries Washington, and a missile defense battery the U.S. is installing in South Korea has China on edge.


Russia Investigation Has Echoes Of Watergate Probe

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Getting Republicans and Democrats to cooperate in investigations that could be damaging to a president has long been a challenge. It happened in Watergate, but it seems unlikely now.


In A Story With Many Twists, Congress' Russia Election-Meddling Probe Takes Another

Friday, March 31, 2017

Former national security adviser Mike Flynn says he would testify to congressional committees in exchange for immunity. President Trump encouraged him to try to make such a deal.


Senate Intel Committee Previews Probe Into Russia's Election Meddling

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The chairman and vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee briefed reporters on Wednesday about their investigation into President Trump's potential connections to Russia's election meddling.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.