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    Donald Trump’s cabinet of curiosities – straight from 1956
    Dec20

    Donald Trump’s cabinet of curiosities – straight from 1956

    WASHINGTON – We skeptics have learned to appreciate the gifts of Donald Trump as showman, strategist, choreographer, master of events. Until now, though, we did not know him as craftsman. But here, as cabinet-maker, he has outdone himself. His cabinet is a ministry of luminaries. It is, as John F. Kennedy once hailed a gathering of Noble...

    Donald Trump’s future NSA director met with Austrian party founded by Nazis
    Dec20

    Donald Trump’s future NSA director met with Austrian party founded by Nazis

    Traffic passes Trump Tower, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) (Credit: AP) The leader of Austria’s Nazi-founded Freedom Party has signed a cooperation agreement with Russia’s ruling party — only weeks after meeting with Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, who will soon be national security adviser to President-elect...

    State Department worried Trump is going to be the real madman of foreign policy theory
    Dec20

    State Department worried Trump is going to be the real madman of foreign policy theory

    Foreign policy is a tricky beast for any new president, at any time. But 2016 presents some particular international challenges: ISIS, Syria, Russia and the Ukraine, Russia and Syria, China and Iran (to name just a few). When a new president is on the way, traditional adversaries might test the waters a bit by, say, seizing a U.S. unmanned...

    Ukraine Investigates Suspected Cyberattack on Kyiv Power Grid
    Dec20

    Ukraine Investigates Suspected Cyberattack on Kyiv Power Grid

    Ukraine is investigating a suspected cyberattack on Kyiv’s power grid over the weekend, the latest in a series of strikes on its energy and financial infrastructure, the head of the state-run power distributor said on Tuesday. Vsevolod Kovalchuk, acting chief director of Ukrenergo, told Reuters that a power distribution station near Kyiv...

    From ‘Flexibility’ to ‘Cut It Out’
    Dec20

    From ‘Flexibility’ to ‘Cut It Out’

    Today President Obama boasts about telling Vladimir Putin to “cut it out” with hacking attacks targeting the U.S. elections, but less than five years ago he was caught on a hot mic telling then-President Dmitry Medvedev that he would have “more flexibility” on issues important to Russia. “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense,...

    I’ve spent 15 years covering national security. I’ve never seen anything like the Russia hack.
    Dec20

    I’ve spent 15 years covering national security. I’ve never seen anything like the Russia hack.

    National security has been the focus of virtually all of my professional life. I was in Washington on 9/11 and saw the smoke rising from the Pentagon. I arrived in Iraq shortly after the 2003 US invasion and spent several years living in Baghdad and writing about what had quickly become a bloody civil war. I covered the Bush...

    UN General Assembly Approves Resolution On Russian Abuses In Crimea
    Dec20

    UN General Assembly Approves Resolution On Russian Abuses In Crimea

    The UN General Assembly has passed a resolution that recognizes Crimea as “temporarily occupied” by Russia and condemns the “abuses” and “discrimination” against Crimean Tatars, ethnic Ukrainians, and other groups on the peninsula. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    The Morning Vertical, December 20, 2016
    Dec20

    The Morning Vertical, December 20, 2016

    Your daily roundup. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Donald Trump’s Post-Cold War Vision of U.S. Foreign Policy
    Dec20

    Donald Trump’s Post-Cold War Vision of U.S. Foreign Policy

    In 2000, as Donald Trump toyed with the idea of running for president on the Reform Party ticket, the businessman co-authored a campaign book with the writer Dave Shiflett. It’s a long-forgotten work, vastly overshadowed by The Art of the Deal. But one passage illustrates just how profoundly U.S. foreign policy could change under President...

    The Real Saboteurs of a Trump Foreign Policy
    Dec20

    The Real Saboteurs of a Trump Foreign Policy

    The never-Trumpers are never going to surrender the myth that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the hacking of Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and the Democratic National Committee to defeat Clinton and elect Donald Trump. Their investment in the myth is just too huge. For Clinton and her campaign, it is the only way to...