David Welna

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Trump Rules Out Sending Captured ISIS Fighters To Guantánamo Bay

Friday, September 20, 2019

Few foreign ISIS fighters captured in Syria and Iraq have been repatriated. Unless European allies accept nationals who are ISIS prisoners of war, Trump said, "we're releasing them at the border."

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Attacks On Saudi Oil Facilities Pose Quandary For Trump Administration

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Military and intelligence officials say it looks like Iran launched the airstrikes but the U.S. has been slow to respond.

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In Book, Former Defense Chief Mattis Sideswipes President Trump's Leadership Skills

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

In the general's upcoming leadership book, Call Sign Chaos, the Obama administration catches the most flak. Mattis barely mentions President Trump but implies criticism of the sitting president.

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U.S. Negotiators Are Closing In On A Limited Deal With The Taliban

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

The proposed accord is aimed at ending nearly 18 years of war in Afghanistan. The exit deal distinctly echoes another that turned out badly: Vietnam.

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U.S. Experts Want Details On Blast At Russian Missile Test Site

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

At least five Russians were killed last week in an explosion at a missile test site. It may have involved an experimental nuclear powered missile that Russian President Putin had boasted about.

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Puerto Rico's New Governor Is Sworn In

Saturday, August 03, 2019

Puerto Rico's embattled governor stepped down as promised and the Washington insider he chose to succeed him was sworn in. Still, the uncertainty and mistrust lingers.

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Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Resigns

Friday, August 02, 2019

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has stepped down, turning power over to a man named Pedro Pierluisi. This comes after weeks of protests and fallout over leaked chat messages.

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News Brief: More China Tariffs, FBI Questions Americans Who Studied In China

Friday, August 02, 2019

President Trump said the U.S. will impose more tariffs on products imported from China. Also, Americans who studied in China are being questioned by the FBI and Puerto Rico's governor is resigning.

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Puerto Rico's Governor To Resign With No Clear Successor

Friday, August 02, 2019

Puerto Rico's governor will leave office on Friday afternoon. There's uncertainty as to who will replace him.

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Senate Armed Services Committee Considers Gen. John Hyten For Pentagon Position

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The Senate Armed Services Committee held confirmation hearings for four-star Air Force Gen. John Hyten to become the No. 2 uniformed Pentagon official. Hyten faces accusations of sexual harassment.

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Businesses Take A Hit Amid Puerto Rico Protests

Saturday, July 27, 2019

The street protests in San Juan that forced Puerto Rico's governor to resign had another, less desired effect: local businesses suffered as tourists stayed away.

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After Gov. Rossello's Resignation, Political Turmoil In Puerto Rico Continues

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Puerto Rico's governor resigned after days of massive protests. He steps down next week, but the cabinet official in line to replace him is already sparking new protests.

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Protesters In Puerto Rico Hope Governor's Resignation Is The First Of Many Changes

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The day after Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's resignation announcement there is uncertainty about the future, particularly, who take his spot as governor.

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Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Resigns Following Text Message Scandal

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Puerto Rico's governor announced his resignation following nearly two weeks of protests. The calls for his resignation began after the publication of offensive text messages he sent.

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Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Says He Is Considering Resigning

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

After refusing to resign despite massive street protests, Puerto Rico's Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's associates say he's considering stepping down. If he does, it's not clear who'll replace him.

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Democrats Have Tough Questions For Esper, Nominee To Head The Pentagon

Friday, July 19, 2019

Army Secretary Mark Esper is hoping to be confirmed by the Senate to be defense secretary. At his confirmation hearing, he faced tough questions about his years as a top defense contractor lobbyist.

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U.S.-Turkey Relations Threatened After Turkey Accepts Air Defense System From Russia

Monday, July 15, 2019

Turkey purchased the S-400 missile defense system from Russia, jeopardizing its relationship with the U.S. and NATO. But there has been mixed messaging from Washington, D.C., about the consequences.

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Turkey Receives First Delivery Of Russian Missile System

Friday, July 12, 2019

Turkey accepted a delivery of the first components of Russia's advanced S-400 missile system, putting into question its acquisition of a U.S. F-35 jet fighter.

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Declaring His Independence, Rep. Amash Leaves The GOP

Thursday, July 04, 2019

The 39-year-old, whose father was a Palestinian refugee, wrote in The Washington Post that he supported Republican candidates throughout his early adult life and was elected as a Republican.

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At Odds With His Administration, Trump Appears To Give Turkey A Pass

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Turkey's president said after meeting President Trump in Japan that Trump agreed that Turkey could buy both the Russian S-400 air defense system and the F-35 fighter. That is counter to the position of Congress and the Pentagon.

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