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    Report: Obama Admin Feared Retaliation if It Responded to Russian Interference
    Aug14

    Report: Obama Admin Feared Retaliation if It Responded to Russian Interference

    U.S. intelligence officials were frustrated with the Obama administration’s response to Russia’s cyber espionage and disinformation campaigns to disrupt Western democracies, arguing the administration’s reluctance to respond more forcefully stemmed from fear of Russian retaliation. More than a dozen current and former national...

    Cruz Calls Out NYT Reporter Who Labeled His Response to Charlottesville Attack ‘Posturing’
    Aug14

    Cruz Calls Out NYT Reporter Who Labeled His Response to Charlottesville Attack ‘Posturing’

    When a New York Times reporter on Sunday accused Sens. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) of political posturing with their statements against white supremacists, Cruz had a response ready. Both Cruz and Rubio called the attack over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va, where someone plowed their car into pedestrians amid clashes...

    Software and Hard Consequences
    Aug12

    Software and Hard Consequences

    World War III has started, and almost no one seems to have noticed. Or perhaps the Cold War is a better analogy, if the Cold War had 20 sides fighting each other all at once and, again, if almost no one was paying enough attention to realize what is going on. At least, this is what Alexander Klimburg insists in The Darkening Web, his new book on...

    Trump Signs Congress-Backed Russia Sanctions Bill
    Aug02

    Trump Signs Congress-Backed Russia Sanctions Bill

    President Donald Trump has signed the Russia sanctions bill on Wednesday. Trump released a signing statement explaining his concerns over the bill, which he believes “encroaches on presidential authority and may hurt U.S. ability to work with allies,” according to Bloomberg: Trump’s concerns cover four areas: encroachment on...

    Huckabee Sanders Blasts Media for ‘Misleading’ Russia Coverage
    Aug01

    Huckabee Sanders Blasts Media for ‘Misleading’ Russia Coverage

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders lambasted the media on Tuesday for being “misleading” with their “false narrative” about Russian collusion with President Donald Trump’s campaign. A reporter asked Sanders about the letter in which Donald Trump, Jr. disclosed information about his meeting in June...

    Pence Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to NATO’s Article 5
    Jul31

    Pence Reaffirms U.S. Commitment to NATO’s Article 5

    Vice President Mike Pence on Monday reaffirmed America’s commitment to NATO, and pledged that the United States will come to the defense of member countries that are attacked. “Under President Donald Trump, the United States stands firmly behind our Article 5 pledge of mutual defense — an attack on one of us is an attack on us...

    Stratcom Worried by Slow Pace of U.S. Nuclear Modernization
    Jul31

    Stratcom Worried by Slow Pace of U.S. Nuclear Modernization

    The commander in charge of American nuclear missiles, submarines, and bombers is concerned by the slow pace of modernizing aging U.S. weapons in the face of growing threats from China, Russia, and North Korea. Stratcom commander Air Force Gen. John E. Hyten also said information warfare—the use of information operations, cyber, space, and other...

    Rick Perry Falls Victim to Fake Call With Russian Pranksters
    Jul26

    Rick Perry Falls Victim to Fake Call With Russian Pranksters

    Russian pranksters took a shot at U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry when they impersonated Ukraine Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroisman in a 22-minute phone call. Perry thought he was having a breakthrough discussion about cyber hacking and biofuel with the Ukrainian prime minister, when he was actually another victim of the pranksters, Bloomberg...

    Director Pompeo Details How the CIA Is Changing Under President Trump
    Jul26

    Director Pompeo Details How the CIA Is Changing Under President Trump

    The following are excerpts of an interview with CIA Director Mike Pompeo by Bill Gertz, Washington Free Beacon senior editor and veteran national security reporter. Bill Gertz: Tell me about your first six months at CIA. CIA Director Mike Pompeo: The agency is frankly in a place where it’s got great people out there doing the right thing,...

    Huckabee Sanders Signals Trump Will Sign Russia Sanctions Bill: ‘We Support Where the Legislation Is Now’
    Jul23

    Huckabee Sanders Signals Trump Will Sign Russia Sanctions Bill: ‘We Support Where the Legislation Is Now’

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders signaled Sunday that President Donald Trump will sign a bipartisan bill enacting tough sanctions on Russia, saying “we support where the legislation is now.” Sanders tied the placing of sanctions on Russia to resolution of the “situation in Ukraine,” making no mention of...

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