DOD Spending, Contract Obligations by State Rose in 2020
DOD Spending, Contract Obligations by State Rose in 2020
2021-10-25 21:24:21
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense’s Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation released its report on defense spending by state, revealing the department’s contract obligations and payroll spending across all 50 states and Washington, D.C. The DOD report was published... Read More

Think Tanks
AI Commission Final Report Confirms U.S. Lagging
2021-09-28 15:13:32
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — To keep up with technological advancements and provide for enhanced national security, the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence was created. Its purpose was to make recommendations to the president and Congress that would “advance the development of... Read More

Taliban Allowing 'Safe Passage' From Kabul in US Airlift

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Taliban have agreed to allow "safe passage" from Afghanistan for civilians struggling to join a U.S.-directed airlift from the capital, President Joe Biden's national security adviser said, although a timetable for completing the evacuation of Americans,... Read More

Transnational Crime Eludes Solutions Despite Congress’ Renewed Efforts
2021-07-29 14:26:01
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Federal law enforcement personnel tried to convince sometimes skeptical members of Congress Wednesday they are making adequate efforts to control transnational crime along the U.S. southern border. However, they also acknowledged a “crisis” as illegal immigrants and drug... Read More

National Security
Cardin Looks to Establish U.S. Anti-Corruption Policy As National Security Priority
2021-06-17 14:38:29
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON --  Three years ago, the World Economic Forum estimated the global cost of corruption to be at least $2.6 trillion, or 5% of the global gross domestic product.  From illicit finance to bribery and graft, financial crimes have generally... Read More

Trump Rule on China Tech Transactions to Remain in Place
2021-03-01 19:23:04
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — A Trump-era regulation allowing the Department of Commerce to block technology-related business transactions determined to be national security threats will remain in place, against the wishes of some of the country's business stakeholders. The rule, scheduled to take... Read More

Biden to Meet With Mexican President Amid Migration Issues

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden is planning a virtual meeting Monday with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador — a chance for the pair to talk more fully about migration, confronting the coronavirus and cooperating on economic and... Read More

Biden Calls for Review of National Security Strategy on China During Pentagon Visit
2021-02-11 15:17:03
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on the Pentagon to conduct a review of of the United States' national security strategy on China. The decision, announced during the president's first visit to the Defense Department, comes amid a... Read More

National Security
Reps. Murphy, Katko Feature Lt. Gen McMaster in Latest National Security Expert Briefing
2020-12-17 18:28:13
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — In the fourth session of their ongoing virtual national security briefing series entitled “National Security in the Shadow of COVID-19,” Reps. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., and John Katko, R-N.Y., hosted retired Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to discuss how the... Read More

2020 Elections
National Security Experts Urge Trump to Concede

More than 100 former national security officials who served in Republican administrations or GOP members of Congress say President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the election and allow for an orderly transition is a “serious threat” to the homeland and... Read More

Political News
Biden Makes History Nominating First Latino Homeland Security Chief, First Woman to Head Intelligence
2020-11-23 20:19:30
by Dan McCue

WILMINGTON, Del. - President-elect Joe Biden unveiled several of his top national security picks on Monday, his campaign revealing he will nominate Avril Haines to be his director of national intelligence and Alejandro Mayorkas, to be his secretary of Homeland... Read More

Foreign Affairs
Bipartisan Delegation and National Security Advisor Meet to Discuss China Policy
2020-10-01 14:30:38
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan delegation of Congressional leaders met Wednesday with National Security Advisor Matthew Pottinger to discuss the United States' foreign policy toward China in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.  “We are grateful to Deputy National Security Advisor Matthew... Read More

Political News
Lincoln Project Unveils Veteran Coalition Opposing Trump's Re-Election
2020-09-01 17:16:25
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Lincoln Project, a group of prominent Republicans working to prevent the re-election of President Donald Trump and members of Congress who support him, unveiled a coalition of veterans, members of the military and individuals from the national... Read More

National Security
Correa Defends US Interests, More Important Now Than Ever Before
2020-01-14 16:02:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Despite assurances from President Donald Trump that "Iran appears to be standing down," after responding to the U.S. killing of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani with a  casualty-free missile attack on U.S. bases in Iraq, intelligence and cyber... Read More

Freshman National Security Democrats Seize Political Moment

WASHINGTON — In the hours after the targeted killing of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani and with concern rapidly mounting about the potential for a direct military confrontation with Iran, several high-profile House liberals announced plans to constrain President Donald... Read More

Foreign Affairs
Bolton’s Ousting As National Security Adviser May Open Door to Diplomacy
2019-09-13 19:43:11
by HJ Mai

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump’s firing of National Security adviser John Bolton earlier this week could have big implications on the administration’s handling of its most challenging foreign policy issues. Bolton, described as a conservative hawk due to his... Read More

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