David Welna

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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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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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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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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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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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