David Welna

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Senate To Vote On Measure Regarding President Trump's War Authority

Thursday, June 27, 2019

The Senate will vote Friday on a measure that would require President Trump to obtain prior congressional approval for military action against Iran.

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Medal Of Honor Awarded To Iraq War Veteran

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Retired Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia received the nation's highest medal for heroism for saving his squad in Fallujah, Iraq. Bellavia is the first living veteran of that war to be so honored.

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First Living Veteran Of Iraq War To Receive Medal Of Honor

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Retired Army Staff Sgt. David Bellavia will be award the Medal of Honor Tuesday at the White House. He turned 29 years old the day his heroic act initially earned him a Silver Star in 2004

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Iran Response: Trump Falls Into History Of Long-Fraught Decision-Making

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Iran's downing of a U.S. drone has left the Trump administration searching for an appropriate response. The Reagan administration faced similar Iranian defiance during the so-called Tanker Wars.

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U.S. Considered Military Airstrikes Against Iran

Friday, June 21, 2019

Overnight, the New York Times -- and then other news outlets — reported that President Trump had authorized a U.S. military strike in response to the Iranian downing of a U.S. Navy drone.

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Tensions With Iran Unlikely To Lead To Repeat Of 'Tanker War'

Thursday, June 20, 2019

The recent attacks on oil tankers amid rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran has happened before. In the 1980s, the U.S. needed Gulf oil. Today, not so much.

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Partisanship Could Play A Role In This Year's Defense Budget

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The annual defense policy bill has long been a paragon of bipartisanship. But not this year. For the first time in the Trump presidency, Democrats run the House Armed Services Committee.

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Senators Aim To Block Trump's $8 Billion Arm Sales To Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan

Monday, June 10, 2019

The Trump administration approved arms sales to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Jordan without congressional approval. There is bipartisan opposition to the deals and efforts to reverse them.

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Selective Service Registration Comes Under Fire Again

Monday, May 27, 2019

Despite the all-volunteer military, men in the U.S. still have to register for the draft when they turn 18. But the fairness of the system, and its very existence, are again being questioned.

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Women And The Draft

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Now that no jobs in the military are off-limits to women, a federal judge has declared mandatory male-only draft registration to be unconstitutional. Should women now be required to register as well?

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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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