David Welna

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Veterans Are Divided On Response To Trump's Desire For Military Parade

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Veterans are divided on President Trump's desire for a military parade. Many believe it is a fitting tribute to the all-volunteer force, others worry it will be misinterpreted as a show of force.

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The Future Of Guantanamo

Sunday, February 04, 2018

Guantanamo Bay has long been a controversial lockup for terrorism suspects and the past two administrations have said they wanted to shut down the facility. President Trump wants to keep it open.

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News Brief: State Of The Union, FEMA Ending Emergency Puerto Rico Aid

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

We have analysis of President Trump's first State of the Union address on Tuesday night. Also, FEMA is ending emergency food and water aid in Puerto Rico.

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Trump Signs Order To Keep Guantanamo Open

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

President Trump announced during his first State of the Union address that he signed an executive order to keep the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba open as part of his national security agenda.

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Decades After They Were Held Captive By North Koreans, U.S. Crew Seeks Compensation

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Fifty years ago, 82 American crew members of a Navy spy ship were taken hostage by North Korea. Three crew members were part of a $9 million settlement in 2017, but others have yet to be compensated.

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Remembering North Korea's Audacious Capture of the USS Pueblo

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

50 years ago North Korea attacked and captured a U.S. Navy spy ship. The U.S. chose negotiation rather than force to free the crew. Both sides learned lessons that resonate to the present day.

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House Approves Bill To Renew Spying Powers

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The House approved a six-year extension of FISA Section 702, which permits the government to collect information on U.S. citizens if they are communicating with a foreigner abroad under surveillance. The bill will now go to the Senate.

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Controversey Over Guantanamo Prisoner's Art

Monday, January 01, 2018

An art show at New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice of work done by accused terrorist captives at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba has led to a Pentagon crackdown. One inmate's lawyers say their client's artwork is evidence of torture.

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Lawyers For Guantanamo Bay Prisoners Will Be Allowed To See Where They're Held

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Only 41 "war on terror" captives remain at the prison camps on the U.S. navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Roughly a third of them are being held there at Camp 7, a lockup so secret that its very location is classified. Known as "high value detainees." they all underwent brutal interrogations in secret CIA prisons elsewhere. Now a military judge is letting some of their lawyers visit Camp 7 for the first, and possibly only, time.

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26th Pretrial Of Sept. 11 Suspects Begins At Guantanamo Bay

Monday, December 04, 2017

The military commission at Guantanamo Bay detention camp began a weeklong pretrial hearing for the defendants accused of committing the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. At the start of this 26th pretrial session, defense attorneys argued the commission lacks jurisdiction to try the case.

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News Brief: The Latest On The GOP Tax Bill; CVS Buys Aetna

Monday, December 04, 2017

Top Congressional Republicans look to quickly reach a final deal on a tax package. And, we discuss what would be one of the largest mergers in the history of health care.

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Nation's Largest Court Case Inches Along In Guantanamo Bay

Monday, December 04, 2017

A war court convenes this morning in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where five Middle Eastern men face death penalty charges for allegedly plotting and facilitating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

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What The Law Of War Says About Nuclear Strikes

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Two Air Force generals — one the current U.S. Strategic Forces commander, the other his predecessor — declared publicly this month that they would defy a presidential nuclear launch order if they found it violated the Law of War. So what are the Law of War's constraints are on a nuclear strike and could it be a plausible check on President Trump's unilateral power to launch a nuclear strike?

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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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