David Welna

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Trump Administration Announces Measures Aimed At Ending Maduro's Rule In Venezuela

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

White House National Security Adviser John Bolton spoke in Miami Wednesday about "security threats" posed by Cuba and Venezuela. The remarks came as the Pentagon plans to increase pressure on Venezuela.

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U.S.-Turkey Rift Centers On Russian Missile Defense System

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Senior Turkish officials came to Washington to tamp down a growing showdown over their plans to install a Russian missile air defense system. They hope President Trump will waive mandatory sanctions.

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WikiLeaks Disclosures Affected U.S. Diplomacy And National Security

Friday, April 12, 2019

WikiLeaks was already established for posting secret documents from anonymous leakers before its disclosure of U.S. government and military information in 2010. We have a timeline of key disclosures.

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12 Years Of Disruption: A WikiLeaks Timeline

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The impact of WikiLeaks on the world's politics, journalism and culture has been transformative. Here are the highlights.

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5 Dark Clouds Hanging Over NATO's 70th Anniversary

Thursday, April 04, 2019

History's most enduring multination military alliance turned 70 Thursday, but it was a milestone more notable for festering disputes than celebrations of harmony.

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As It Turns 70, Is NATO Still Necessary?

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

NATO, the world's most powerful military alliance, turns 70 this week. But is the alliance that was founded "to keep the Soviet Union out, the Americans in, and the Germans down" still necessary?

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U.S.-Turkey Standoff Over F-35 Escalates As Each Side Waits For The Other To Blink

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Turkey is buying 100 F-35 jet fighters from the U.S. — and an anti-aircraft missile defense system from Russia. The U.S. says it cannot have both.

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U.S. Stops F-35 Parts Delivery After Turkey Decides To Buy Russian Missile System

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Turkey is helping the U.S. build the F-35 jet fighter. It also insists on buying a Russian air defense missile system that could shoot that warplane down. The U.S. says the NATO ally can't have both.

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Patrick Shanahan Becomes The Longest-Serving Acting Pentagon Chief

Monday, March 18, 2019

Patrick Shanahan is America's longest-serving acting defense secretary. There is still no sign of a nominee to fill the post on a permanent basis.

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A Dark View Of Russia From U.S. NATO Commander

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti warns Russia's objective is to "undermine NATO solidarity and fracture the rules-based international order." His rhetoric is much harsher than President Trump's.

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Despite Ruling, Only Men Are Being Required To Register For Military Drafts

Friday, March 01, 2019

Despite a federal judge declaring it unconstitutional last week, the U.S. Selective Service System is still requiring only men to register for a possible military draft.

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Court Ruling Renews Debate On Women And The Draft

Friday, March 01, 2019

A federal judge says now that women can serve in combat, they should register with the selective service as men do. The current male-only registration, he says, is unconstitutional.

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Special Coverage: Trump On Border Wall Funding

Friday, February 15, 2019

In remarks from the Rose Garden, President Trump on Friday declares a national emergency to secure funding for his long-promised southern border wall.

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News Brief: Trump To Declare National Emergency For Border Wall

Friday, February 15, 2019

President Trump says he will sign a border funding compromise to avert a shutdown, but will also declare a national emergency in order to build a border wall. Also, Amazon cancels plans for New York.

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Emergency Declaration For Border Wall Could Tap Military Funds

Thursday, February 14, 2019

A 1982 law empowers the secretary of defense to redirect military construction funds during a presidentially declared national emergency.

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Where Funding For Trump's Border Wall Might Come From

Thursday, February 14, 2019

President Trump is expected to declare a national emergency to get additional border security funding. There are a few different areas where that money might come from.

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How Trump Might Get Additional Funding For A Border Wall

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The White House is examining ways to pay for construction of a border wall that not require a vote of Congress. Budget veterans believe there is a way to do it.

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Why The U.S. Has Continued To Fight In Afghanistan

Friday, February 08, 2019

President Trump made it clear that he's intent on leaving Afghanistan, even as top military officials warn that nation harbors a growing number of groups intent on attacking the U.S.

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U.S. Abandons Landmark Reagan-Era Arms Control Treaty

Saturday, February 02, 2019

The U.S. is pulling out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, saying that Russia has violated its terms. Its demise could renew the kind of arms race Reagan and Gorbachev tried to end.

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Questions Remain After North Korea Says It Will Dismantle Nuclear Weapon Fuel Sites

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The U.S. special representative for North Korea says Kim Jong Un and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo agreed in October that North Korea will dismantle its facilities that make fuel for nuclear weapons.

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