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White House prepares to scrutinize intelligence agencies’ finding that climate change threatens national security

The White House is working to assemble a panel to assess whether climate change poses a national security threat, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post, a conclusion that federal intelligence agencies have affirmed several times since President Trump took office.


40+ national security professionals to declare the border does not meet test of an emergency

Former Chief of Staff at the CIA Jeremy Bash, former US attorney Mimi Rocah, former federal prosecutor Paul Butler, GOP strategist Rick Wilson, and MSNBC contributor Karine Jean-Pierre on Trump’s senior adviser Stephen Miller’s appearance on Fox News trying to defend Trump’s executive order and how


Former national security officials to challenge Trump

California, New York and 14 other states filed a lawsuit Monday challenging Donald Trump's national emergency declaration. Reporter Julia Ainsley discusses the challenges to the national emergency and why 50 former national security officials are challenging Trump.


White House Taps Climate Denier to Lead Climate Change and National Security Panel

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today the Washington Post reported that the White House is assembling a “Presidential Committee on Climate Security” led by notable climate denier William Happer to tear down National Security Agencies’ assertions that climate change poses a national security threat.


Democrats want investigation of immigration officials force-feeding immigrants

Nearly 50 Democratic lawmakers called for a watchdog investigation of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Tuesday after the agency confirmed it had been force-feeding immigrant detainees on a hunger strike.


U.S. Senator says U.S. allies need to maintain 'common front' on China's Huawei

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Mark Warner said on Wednesday he wanted to “more fully understand” Britain’s reasoning for saying it had not seen any malicious activity by China’s Huawei whose equipment U.S. authorities have said could be used by China for spying.


Pentagon chief briefing irks lawmakers, draws expletives from Sen. Lindsey Graham

Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan clashed with Sen. Lindsey Graham over the administration’s Syria policy during a briefing last weekend, prompting the South Carolina Republican to unleash a string of expletives and declare himself Shanahan's "adversary," according to two officials in the


EU must assess Huawei risk despite lack of evidence: EU digital chief

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union must assess the risk of using Huawei's telecoms equipment despite the absence of evidence of spying by the Chinese company, EU digital chief Andrus Ansip said on Wednesday.


Top North Korean official says his country faces major food shortages, blaming weather and sanctions

A senior North Korean official says his country is facing dwindling food supplies and has been forced to cut food rations for its people, according to a memo obtained by NBC News.


More US Remains From Korean War Nearing Final ID

WASHINGTON — A U.S. government scientist says the remains of at least a couple more American soldiers killed in the Korean War are likely to be identified shortly from 55 boxes provided last summer by North Korea.


North Korea's Kim shuffles nuclear talks team after defections, spying allegations

SEOUL (Reuters) - Veteran North Korean diplomats are being sidelined from nuclear talks ahead of a second summit with the United States as recent defections and allegations of spying undermine the trust of leader Kim Jong Un, South Korean officials and experts say.


Trump's emergency declaration is a threat to American security

Editor's Note:Samantha Vinograd is a CNN national security analyst. She served on President Obama's National Security Council from 2009-2013 and at the Treasury Department under President George W. Bush. Follow her @sam_vinograd. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. View more opinion


European car imports no threat to U.S. national security: VDA

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Car imports from Europe do not endanger U.S. national security, German car lobby the VDA said on Sunday, echoing comments by Chancellor Angela Merkel a day earlier.


Trump's administration reportedly looked for ways to help Saudi Arabia build a nuclear weapon

The House Committee on Oversight and Reform released a report on Tuesday based on information from whistleblowers, who said his administration has planned to build nuclear power plants in Saudi Arabia since day one.


Is the Trump admin working to give nuclear secrets to Saudi Arabia?

Whistle blowers from President Trump’s own national security council revealed a plan to transfer nuclear technology to the Saudis. Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle are joined by NBC News National Security and Intelligence Reporter Ken Dilanian to discuss the plan that was backed by former National Sec


Trump directs Pentagon to draft Space Force proposal

President Trump on Tuesday formally directed the Department of Defense to draft legislation creating a so-called Space Force within the U.S. Air Force – in a bid to launch the first new branch of the military in more than 70 years.


Donald Trump just dropped another bomb in his war on truth

(CNN)President Donald Trump is consistent about almost nothing. Which is what makes his long-running war on truth and facts all the more remarkable. The President's lack of concern for established facts is long and well-documented. According to the latest tabulations by The Washington Post's Fact Ch


Michael Flynn under investigation for plan to give Saudi Arabia nuclear technology

The House Oversight Committee has launched a formal investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn for planning to give nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia, which may have violated the law.


Dems to investigate Flynn-backed efforts to bring nuclear power to Saudis

(CNN)Despite a half-dozen warnings from National Security Council officials about the ethics and legality of a proposal to export nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia, White House officials continued to push for it in the early months of the administration, promoting a lucrative project backed by form


Flynn-backed plan to transfer nuclear tech to Saudis may have broken laws, say whistleblowers

WASHINGTON — Whistleblowers from within President Donald Trump's National Security Council have told a congressional committee that efforts by former national security adviser Michael Flynn to transfer sensitive nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia may have violated the law, and investigators fear Tru