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Defense Secretary James N. Mattis shared the thinking behind the new National Defense Strategy during a discussion at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington yesterday. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis speaks at the United States Institute of Peace, in a discussion moderated by Stephen J. Hadley, the chair of the institute’s board
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  by Tim Pearce President Donald Trump is preparing to scrap the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia that has hindered the U.S. response to the Chinese military producing and stockpiling weapons in the Pacific, American officials and foreign diplomats told The New York Times. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) President Ronald Reagan
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  by Steve Birr The Trump administration is preparing new sanctions against Russia following its use of a nerve agent in the U.K. in “violation of international law.” Heather Nauert, the spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of State, said Wednesday it notified the Kremlin about the impending sanctions, which will likely be imposed on Aug.
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Posted by: Brady Kenyon in Trending Commentary July 14, 2018 “This indictment proves that we never needed a special counsel,” said former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz on Friday night. Appearing on Fox New’s “The Story With Martha MacCallum” Dershowitz defended President Trump and further attacked special counsel Robert Meuller following the announcement of 12
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  by Chuck Ross Former President Barack Obama’s cybersecurity czar confirmed Wednesday that former national security adviser Susan Rice told him to “stand down” in response to Russian cyber attacks during the 2016 presidential campaign. Michael Daniel, whose official title was “cybersecurity coordinator,” confirmed the stand-down order during a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
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Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five Russian entities and three Russian individuals under Executive Order (E.O.) 13694, “Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities,” as amended, and Section 224 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).  One of
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  by Kyle Perisic The FBI issued a warning Friday to Americans with internet routers in their homes or offices to reboot their routers immediately after the agency discover hundreds of thousands of routers had been compromised by foreign actors. “The FBI recommends any owner of small office and home office routers power cycle
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  by Chuck Ross The top Democrat on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence acknowledged in a recent interview that contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russians could be “a set of coincidences” rather than collusion. “I’m reserving my final judgement until we’ve seen all the witnesses we need to see, and we’ve gotten
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ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images by Kristina Wong23 Apr 20180 23 Apr, 201823 Apr, 2018 James Comey alleged in his recently-released memos that President Trump denied spending a night in Russia during the 2013 Miss Universe pageant, but Bloomberg is reporting that flight records show otherwise. Flight records obtained by Bloomberg say that Trump’s jet shows him
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The Democratic National Committee (DNC) filed a federal lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, Russian army general staff, Wikileaks, Guccifer 2.0, Donald Trump and many others over emails and documents hacked during the 2016 presidential race. The multi-million dollar lawsuit lists statutes covering everything from trespassing to RICO conspiracy as the DNC looks to
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Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images by Charlie Spiering19 Apr 20180 19 Apr, 201819 Apr, 2018 In his private meeting with President Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey told him that CNN was ready to publish unproven allegations from the Steele dossier about him interacting with Russian prostitutes. “I said media like CNN had them and were looking
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Alex Wong/Getty Images by Charlie Spiering18 Apr 20180 18 Apr, 201818 Apr, 2018 President Donald Trump would not rule out firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, but noted that they were both still working on the Russia investigation. “They’ve been saying I’m going to get rid of them for the
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by Ian Hanchett16 Apr 20180 16 Apr, 201816 Apr, 2018 On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) said that it is “very plausible” that Russia has compromising information on President Trump. Anchor Erin Burnett asked, “Do you have any reason to believe the Russians actually have material that could compromise or blackmail
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The UK Daily Mail reports that two Russian warships filled with military equipment—including BTR-80 tanks, high-speed patrol boats, and a Pelena-1 bomb radar system—have been sighted en route to Syria following Friday’s airstrikes on Syrian targets by the United States and its allies. The Daily Mail provided photographs of the Russian ships as they passed
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by Ian Hanchett16 Apr 20180 16 Apr, 201816 Apr, 2018 On Monday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show,” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) responded to the strikes on Syria by saying it was “an underwhelming response.” Graham also said there isn’t “a strategy about why Syria matters. It seems like we’re willing to give to the Russians and the
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Mikhail Klimentyev, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP by Aaron Klein14 Apr 20180 14 Apr, 201814 Apr, 2018 TEL AVIV — Russian military forces “enable” the Bashar Assad regime in Syria to maintain air superiority, providing Assad with the “total military freedom of action” necessary to carry out offensives against urban areas, according to an intelligence
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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said that whether the United States will launch further attacks against the Syrian regime will depend on whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uses chemical weapons again. “That will depend on Mr. Assad,” Mattis said at a Pentagon briefing Friday night, when asked whether there would be more military operations, following U.S.,
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President Donald Trump reacted to the torrent of leaks emerging from former FBI Director James Comey’s book, dismissing him as a “weak and untruthful slime ball” and a “proven leaker and liar.” “James Comey is a proven LEAKER & LIAR,” he wrote. “Virtually everyone in Washington thought he should be fired for the terrible job
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Two U.S. officials told NBC News on Thursday afternoon that two different chemical weapons – chlorine gas and an unidentified nerve agent – were found in blood and urine samples from victims of Saturday’s suspected WMD attack in Syria. The Syrian government has used chlorine on previous occasions, but medical personnel treating victims of the
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