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Hurricane Michael Reminded America Why Climate Change Is a National Security Risk
Wreckage at the Tyndall Air Force Base following Hurricane Michael.(Photo: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)At least 35 people werekilledwhenHurricane Michaelbarreled into the Florida panhandle last week, the latest in a string of storms whosegrowing intensityscientists havelinked to
The Jones Act is needed for our economy, national security and our war fighting capacity
In 1791, our nation’s first secretary of the Treasury,Alexander Hamilton, founded the Revenue Cutter Service. This entity, which would later become today’s United States Coast Guard, ensured that proper import duties were paid on goods arriving to the United States by sea—a key source of financial s
Obama’s First National Security Adviser Now Works for the Saudis
But Obama World isn’t without close connections to the kingdom. A company helmed by Jim Jones, then-President Barack Obama’s first National Security Adviser, has a contract with the Saudi government to advise on industrial matters, The Daily Beast has learned. Jones’ company, Jones Group Internation
Renewables industry stays vigilant against Trump’s use of national security to prop up coal
When its other arguments failed to win over converts, the Trump administration turned to national security as one of its primary reasons to bail out financially struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants. In a new report, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), a nonprofit trade group
VAN VOORHIS: Amazon’s Potential $10B Pentagon Contract Puts National Security at Risk
The Department of Defense is close to handing over a ten-year contract worth over $10 billion to Amazon Web Services (AWS) to handle all of the cloud computing for the Pentagon. Awarding a sole source contract would harm national security and destroy competition for government wide cloud computing s
F-bombs and a storm-out by Trump’s top staff as tensions rise over border policies
The differences escalated into an angry, profanity-laced exchange on Thursday between White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and national security adviser John Bolton as a Honduran migrant caravan of roughly 4,000 peopleapproached the U.S. border. The dispute was so heated, according to several peopl
This is exactly how a nuclear war would kill you
But the past couple of years have been different. When he asked that question again this spring, roughly 60 percent of his students raised their hands. What’s more, he agrees with them. “If I had to bet at least one nuclear weapon would be used in my lifetime,” says the 40-year-old Kroenig, “my bet
U.S. to Tell Russia It Is Leaving Landmark I.N.F. Treaty
The Trump administration is preparing to tell Russian leaders next week that it is planning to exit the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, in part to enable the United States to counter a Chinese arms buildup in the Pacific, according to American officials and foreign diplomats. Pres
Security News This Week: A Dating App for Donald Trump Fans Exposed a Ton of Data
As has becomean unwelcome tradition, as Friday wound down and the weekend was so close we could nearly taste it, breaking news hit. The biggest Friday night bombshell came in the form ofan indictment of a Russian nationalengaged in a massive conspiracy to influence the upcoming midterm elections. Wi
Trump threatens military action if Mexico doesn't stop immigration 'onslaught'
And he railed against Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, saying they “have almost no control over their population.”
'#Uncivil Democrats': Street artist adds Maxine Waters' face to 'Halloween' billboard
Abillboard advertising the new "Halloween" movie was repurposed by conservative street artist Sabo, who replaced the head of murderer Michael Myers with an image of California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters’ face.The head of Waters on Myers’ body is wielding a knife, and the words “#Uncivil Democrats
Russian troll threat hasn't gone away as election day nears
The US intelligence community and Silicon Valley may have upped their efforts to prevent interference in November's midterm elections, but that hasn't stopped the Russians from trying, a criminal complaint filed on Friday shows.
Russian charged with conspiring to interfere in U.S. congressional elections
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Friday charged a Russian national with playing a key financial role in a Kremlin-backed plan to conduct "information warfare" against the United States, including ongoing attempts to influence next month's congressional elections. Elena Alekseevna Khusyay
CNN reporter hit by tear gas while covering immigrant caravan approaching Mexican border
“The policemen are forcing the gates back after firing either smoke canisters. I didn’t smell tear gas. But an incredibly frightening scene to be in the middle of this scrum of people,” Weir said Friday afternoon from Tapachula, Mexico, during a live report.
Gorka: Dem ignorance and arrogance a cocktail for disaster
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What happens if Trump closes the US-Mexico border?
It’s unclear how effective that would be. Many of the immigrants in the caravan are asylum seekers. Closing ports of entry would just delay the US’s obligation, under its own laws, to consider their applications for asylum. And, the US government doesn’t have the personnel or the resources to entire
The really shocking part of the White House shouting match
National security adviser John Bolton and White House chief of staff John Kellygot into a shouting matchoutside the Oval Office on Thursday, according to reports from CNNand Bloomberg.Profanities rang through the West Wing and staffers began to speculate as to which of the two officials, arguably th
Tim Cook has had enough of Apple chip hack speculation
Earlier this month,Bloomberg Businessweekpublished a long report alleging that Chinese intelligence had managed to implant malicious chips on servers ultimately used by Apple, Amazon, and some other major companies and agencies. Apple was quick to denounce the report, and now company CEO Tim Cook is
Russian woman charged with managing budget for US election interference plot
The Department of Justice hasunsealed a criminal complaintagainst a Russian national who allegedly attempted to interfere with US elections. Originally dated to late September, it accuses a St. Petersburg-based woman named Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova of acting as the chief accountant for Project La
Caravan migrants in limbo as UN, Mexico negotiate
Several thousand Honduran and other Central American migrants waiting at the Mexico-Guatemala border in hopes of making it to the United States are in limbo this weekend as the Mexican government and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees decide whether and how the international organization