David Welna

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Pentagon Confirms Mattis Resigns Effective Feb. 28

Thursday, December 20, 2018

President Trump tweeted on Thursday that Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will retire "with distinction" at the end of February.


Trump To Examine Murder Case Against Former Green Beret Who Said He Killed A Prisoner

Monday, December 17, 2018

President Trump called the Army major a hero and vowed to review the case. To a military law specialist, it looks like "the commander in chief is putting his thumb on the scales of justice."


Trump Administration Gives Russia Deadline To Comply With Missile Ban

Monday, December 17, 2018

The Trump administration is giving Russia until early February to get back into compliance with a ban on all intermediate-range land-launched missiles that was signed 31 years ago.


Trump Plans To Ask The U.S. Military To Pay For The Border Wall

Friday, December 14, 2018

The president said in a tweet that if Congress does not fund construction of a border wall, he may ask the U.S. military to build it. There is no apparent support for such a move on Capitol Hill.


News Brief: Trump Inaugural Committee, Border Wall, Possible Ban On Cockfighting

Friday, December 14, 2018

Federal prosecutors are investigating President Trump's inaugural committee spending. The U.S. military may be asked to build a border wall. An effort to ban cockfighting in Puerto Rico is underway.


George H.W. Bush's Mixed Legacy In A Reagan-Era Scandal

Thursday, December 06, 2018

As vice president, Bush was deeply knowledgeable about the Iran-Contra scandal, yet insisted he played "no operational role." As president, he pardoned some involved.


Stuck In Tijuana, Many Central American Migrants Opt For A Job

Friday, November 30, 2018

The Mexican government, faced with thousands of destitute migrants on their side of the U.S.-Mexico border, is inviting them to apply for jobs in Tijuana.


Tijuana Residents Grow Irritated By Influx Of Central American Migrants

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

In Tijuana, thousands of migrants are waiting for their turn for an interview with U.S. immigration officials. Most are camped out in a squalid sports complex that's been turned into a shelter.


Some Active Duty Soldiers Deployed To U.S.-Mexico Border Moved To California

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

On the U.S. side of the border at the San Ysidro port of entry, unarmed active duty troops are assigned to protect Border Patrol officers. Over the weekend, some troops moved from Texas to California.


5 Questions About Rocks And Guns

Friday, November 02, 2018

Asked on Thursday if active duty soldiers being sent to the border with Mexico would fire on migrants who throw rocks, Trump said he hoped not. On Friday, he said soldiers would arrest them instead.


First Wave Of Troops Sent To U.S.-Mexico Border Arrives In Texas

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Active duty troops have begun moving to bases in the southwest, preparing for deployment along the U.S.-Mexico border.


6 Questions About An Arms Control Treaty On The Rocks

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty eliminated an entire class of nuclear weapons. President Trump says he intends to withdraw.


Why Trump Is Determined To Leave Arms Control Treaty With Russia

Monday, October 22, 2018

President Trump's declared intention to pull out of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces treaty raises the odds of a new nuclear arms race and the repudiation of arms control as a check against nuclear Armageddon.


Prague 1968: Reforming A Soviet Communist Regime

Thursday, October 18, 2018

In Prague, the year 1968 began with a bold attempt to reform and liberalize its creaking Soviet communist regime from within - "socialism with a human face." Moscow responded harshly, dispatching tanks and hundreds of thousands of troops to crush the movement. 50 years later, authoritarianism is again on the rise in Eastern Europe. NOTE TO STATIONS: The word "bastard" is heard at 4:19.


Polish President Wants U.S. Military Base

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Polish President Andrzej Duda went to the White House with a big ask of President Trump: a permanent U.S. military base on Polish soil — named Fort Trump.


Military Introduces Promotion Changes In Attempt To Attract And Keep Better Officers

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

The Pentagon has just been authorized to make changes to its officer promotion policy that would, among other actions, make it possible to stay on at one's rank rather than face up-or-out promotion peril.


What's Changed In Afghanistan Since President Trump Decided To Stay

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

A year ago, President Trump said his original instinct was to pull out of Afghanistan. But he chose to stay. NPR looks at what's changed since then in Afghanistan — and what hasn't.


Trump Signs Annual Defense Policy Bill, Lists Many Things He Doesn't Like About It

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Hours after President Trump signed into law the annual defense policy bill, he — like his recent predecessors — issued a signing statement challenging the constitutionality of 52 provisions in the bill.


Defense Budget Shifts Military's Focus From Terrorism To China And Russia

Sunday, August 05, 2018

The 2,500-page National Defense Authorization Act, which tells the Pentagon how to spend its budget, is headed to President Trump's desk for signature. A look at its key provisions.


FACT CHECK: U.S. And North Korea After Their Singapore Summit

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

President Trump has claimed his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has led that nation to begin the process of denuclearization and removed its threat to the United States. A fact check.