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Methods In London Attack Similar To Earlier Cases
An attacker killed three people and injured dozens in London Wednesday. The nature of the attack is similar to previous such ones in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East.
Climate Change As an Issue of National Security
Defense Secretary James Mattis called climate change a national security threat. Retired Brig. Gen. Gerald Galloway talks about how the Pentagon will manage challenges presented by climate change. LOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: Last week, ProPublica published excerpts of a testimony by Defense...
Realcleardefense Talks Defense With Senator John Mccain
RealClearDefense editor David Craig and RealClearBooks editor John Waters talk to Senator John McCain on Defense.
Strategic Discipline & the Building of a New...
We are in the second month of a new President who is building a new national security team. He and his team come to their positions with a very different view of the world and America's place in it than their predecessors had.  What direction will they take our nation? What role should realism,...
The Cost of Rushing into Raqqa
The “In Brief” podcast brings you The Cipher Brief’s take on breaking news stories with leading experts in the global security space. The Trump Administration announced last week that around 400 U.S. Marines and Army Rangers have been deployed to Syria to support the campaign to take Raqqa,...
The Current State of National Security
This week on the podcast, Jack Goldsmith sat down with former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Matt Olsen to talk about the current state of national security. What should we make of the president's tweeted allegations of politically motivated wiretapping? Of the revised executive...
Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM)
LRASM is a long range, precision-guided anti-ship missile leveraging off of the successful JASSM-ER heritage, and is designed to meet the needs of U.S. Navy and Air Force warfighters.
U.S.-China Relations in Trump's First Year: A Conversation with Chen Dingding
In the lead up to his January 20th inauguration, Donald Trump signaled that he would take a tough stance toward China, creating anxieties in Beijing. Although the Trump administration’s China policy is not yet clear, pledges to impose tariffs on Chinese goods and label China a currency...
Bombshell: Process Is My Valentine
Join us for another round of “Keeping up Foreign Relations” and “White House mayhem.” We tackle the Yemen raid, North Korea, Afghanistan, NatSec staffing, and the hiring freeze. Special guest Julie Smith weighs in on Russian intrigue and the future of NATO. Stick around for our latest...
President Donald Trump: General James Mattis Will Have Final Word on Torture
At a joint press conference, President Donald Trump and U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May answer questions about issues they disagree on, and Trump beliefs that people find "alarming." PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: We have a great general who was just appointed, Secretary of Defense General James...
Full Replay: General James Mattis Full Swearing-In
At the Pentagon on Friday, Vice President Mike Pence swore in Secretary of Defense James Mattis, followed by President Donald Trump signing executive actions concerning the military and immigration.
John McCain: Mulvaney Told Me He Wanted To Cut Military Budget Because He Met An Angry Veteran
(Via RealClearPolitics Video) Sen. John McCain joins MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' to discuss why he's likely voting no on Mick Mulvaney, why abandoning TPP is a bad idea, an executive order on enhanced interrogation and the border wall. Regarding Trump's pick to head the WH Office of Budget and...
Trump: I Think Torture Works, But I Trust General Mattis To Tell Me Not To Do It
(Via RealClearPolitics Video) In his first major interview as president with David Muir from ABC News, President Trump explained his position on torture. He said that he personally thinks it works as an interrogation tactic, but that he trusts his Defense Secretary and CIA director to advise...
Shaken by Trump's Criticism of NATO, Europe Mulls Building Own Military Force
European leaders were left shaken following U.S. President Donald Trump’s recent comments that NATO is "obsolete." The organization has formed the bedrock of Europe’s security since the end of World War Two – but some EU leaders say Europe must now take responsibility for its own defense. But...
Black Sea Rotational Force
U.S. Marines complete several exercises across nations in the Black Sea, Balkan, and Caucasus regions. The training enhanced collective professional military capabilities and promoted regional stability. (U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Timothy J. Lutz and Cpl. Clarence L. Wimberly)
CNA Talks - National Security Challenges for the Trump Administration
Overview In light of this month’s presidential transition, six CNA analysts sat down to discuss foreign policy advice for the next administration. From Asia to Europe to the Middle East, the commentators covered some of the key areas of concern for the upcoming year and beyond. Topics...
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