David Welna

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Pentagon Says 34 U.S. Troops Suffered Brain Injuries From Iranian Missile Strike

Friday, January 24, 2020

More than half the American troops diagnosed with concussions were transferred from the Iraqi base that was attacked to Germany or the U.S.


The End May Be Nearer: Doomsday Clock Moves Within 100 Seconds Of Midnight

Thursday, January 23, 2020

The two-minute warning that had held over the past two years has now shrunk to 100 seconds before midnight on the Doomsday Clock set by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.


Are The Senators In The Impeachment Trial 'Jurors' — Or Something Else?

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The senators deciding President Trump's fate are frequently referred to as "jurors." But at the last impeachment trial, one senator strongly objected to that label. The presiding chief justice agreed.


When Senators Try A President, Are They Jurors? Apparently Not

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

An objection to being referred to as a juror made by a senator in the Clinton impeachment trial was upheld by the presiding chief justice. That ruling now seems forgotten by many.


Impeachment Manager Jason Crow Not A Usual Suspect For Job

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Freshman Colorado Democrat Jason Crow did not vote for Nancy Pelosi to be speaker of the House. She chose him anyway for the House impeachment management team.


Commander Sworn In As First Member Of New Space Force

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Promising to try to avert war from outer space through strength, Gen. John "Jay" Raymond was sworn in as the first commander of the newly created United States Space Force.


Space Force Bible Blessing At National Cathedral Sparks Outrage

Monday, January 13, 2020

The dedication at the Washington National Cathedral of an official Bible of the new U.S. Space Force is being criticized as a violation of laws separating church and state.


'Imminent' Threat — Trump Justification Of Attack On Iranian General — Is Undefined

Friday, January 10, 2020

Administration officials say Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani was killed to prevent "imminent attacks." They're being questioned about what "imminent" means.


Satellite Photos Reveal Extent Of Damage From Iranian Strike On Air Base In Iraq

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

At least five structures were damaged in the attack on the base in Anbar province, which apparently was precise enough to hit individual buildings. There have been no reports of casualties.


War Powers Resolution On Iran Is Latest Attempt By Congress To Reclaim Clout

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

The House is expected to vote on a War Powers Resolution that could force the president to pull back U.S. troops from hostilities with Iran. The catch: it would have to be veto-proof.


Interpol Sends Lebanon Notice About Fugitive Auto Exec Carlos Ghosn

Thursday, January 02, 2020

The notification is a request to law enforcement to locate and hold the former head of Nissan, who jumped bail in Japan, where he faces financial misconduct charges.


U.S. Population Growth In 2019 Is Slowest In A Century

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Falling birth rates and rising death rates, combined with a significant drop in immigration, have slowed U.S. population growth to its lowest level since 1918.


20th American Service Member Killed In Deadly Year For U.S. In Afghanistan

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

The death of an American Green Beret on Monday raised the tally of U.S. forces killed in action in Afghanistan to 20 this year, the highest since combat operations officially ended in 2014.


Past Impeachment Stands Dog Senate Leaders In Witness Stalemate

Monday, December 23, 2019

The Senate's Republican and Democratic leaders disagree about including witnesses in an impeachment trial of President Trump. But each has flipped his stance since Bill Clinton's 1999 acquittal.


Presidential Impeachments Mirror Technological Advances; This Time, It's Smartphones

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Each of the United States' four presidential impeachment proceedings has highlighted increasingly sophisticated technologies, beginning with telegrams in the case against Andrew Johnson.


Under Trump, NATO Nations Get More U.S. Troops And Military Spending

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Despite the president's criticism of the alliance, his administration has spent far more on a European defense program than did the Obama White House. U.S. troop levels in Europe have also risen.


The Hold On Ukraine Aid: A Timeline Emerges From Impeachment Probe

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Nearly $400 million in security assistance to Ukraine was put on hold this past summer. Exactly how and when those events unfolded has been unclear. The date may prove the freeze violated a 1974 act.


Sondland Testimony Lays Out Link Between Trump And Ukraine Aid

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Gordon Sondland also says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo knew about his efforts to pressure Ukrainians. In his prepared statement, Sondland wrote: "Everyone was in the loop. It was no secret."


OMB Staffer Could Shed Light On Impeachment Inquiry Enigmas

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Closed-door testimony from the only White House staffer cooperating with the probe could provide first-hand knowledge about details that remain hazy.


Trump Sweet, Congress Sour On Turkey

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

President Trump welcomed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the Oval Office just weeks after Turkish forces stormed into Syria. But in Congress, there's a bipartisan push to punish Turkey.