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Sen. Lindsey Graham Aims to Advance Border Security Bill in Early June Congress
Sen. Lindsey Graham Aims to Advance Border Security Bill in Early June

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said he is willing to work with Republicans and Democrats to craft a limited immigration bill in short order that would change asylum laws and expand detention facilities in an attempt... Read More

Citing Threats, US Builds Case — and Military Force — for Confronting Iran National Security
Citing Threats, US Builds Case — and Military Force — for Confronting Iran

WASHINGTON — The State Department ordered several hundred U.S. diplomatic personnel to leave Iraq on Wednesday, citing heightened threats from neighboring Iran amid a buildup of U.S. military forces in the volatile region and growing concerns of a potential conflict... Read More

Senate Witnesses Advocate Space Force to Protect U.S. Military and Private Satellites National Security
Senate Witnesses Advocate Space Force to Protect U.S. Military and Private Satellites
2019-05-15 16:04:58
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - The United States needs a new military branch called the Space Force for national defense and to protect commercial satellites, expert witnesses told a Senate panel Tuesday. President Donald Trump proposed the Space Force last year as a... Read More

Citing Threats to National Security, Representative Elaine Luria, Va.-2, Takes Climate Change Head On National Security
Citing Threats to National Security, Representative Elaine Luria, Va.-2, Takes Climate Change Head On
2019-05-03 19:11:16
by Dan McCue

Three newly elected Democratic members of Congress, all of them women and all with backgrounds in either law enforcement or the armed forces, are concerned that climate change impacts are harming military readiness at the same time they are increasing... Read More

Citing Threats to National Security, Representative Mikie Sherrill, N.J.-11, Takes Climate Change Head On National Security
Citing Threats to National Security, Representative Mikie Sherrill, N.J.-11, Takes Climate Change Head On
2019-05-03 19:11:10
by Dan McCue

Three newly elected Democratic members of Congress, all of them women and all with backgrounds in either law enforcement or the armed forces, are concerned that climate change impacts are harming military readiness at the same time they are increasing... Read More

Citing Threats to National Security, Representative Abigail Spanberger, Va.-7, Takes Climate Change Head On National Security
Citing Threats to National Security, Representative Abigail Spanberger, Va.-7, Takes Climate Change Head On
2019-05-03 19:11:06
by Dan McCue

Three newly elected Democratic members of Congress, all of them women and all with backgrounds in either law enforcement or the armed forces, are concerned that climate change impacts are harming military readiness at the same time they are increasing... Read More

Citing Threats to National Security, Three Women in Congress Take Climate Change Head On National Security
Citing Threats to National Security, Three Women in Congress Take Climate Change Head On
2019-05-03 18:58:40
by Dan McCue

Three newly elected Democratic members of Congress, all of them women and all with backgrounds in either law enforcement or the armed forces, are concerned that climate change impacts are harming military readiness at the same time they are increasing... Read More

Synagogues Struggle With Security Measures Following Attacks at Houses of Worship National Security
Synagogues Struggle With Security Measures Following Attacks at Houses of Worship

LOS ANGELES — Rabbi Yonah Bookstein of Los Angeles’ Pico Shul was at home Saturday afternoon, observing the Sabbath, when someone on the synagogue’s security team alerted him about the deadly shooting at the Chabad of Poway. The synagogue was... Read More

Trump’s Pick to Lead Homeland Security Triggers Calls for an ‘Outsider’ National Security
Trump’s Pick to Lead Homeland Security Triggers Calls for an ‘Outsider’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s pick for acting Homeland Security secretary after the rocky 16-month tenure of Kirstjen Nielsen ended with her resignation, is already drawing criticism amid calls for an “outsider” to lead the department that oversees immigration policy.... Read More

Kirstjen Nielsen, Homeland Security Chief, Quits After Rocky Tenure National Security
Kirstjen Nielsen, Homeland Security Chief, Quits After Rocky Tenure

WASHINGTON — Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, who defended the separation of thousands of migrant children from their families on the southern border, carried out the most sweeping changes to U.S. asylum policy in decades, and saw two Guatemalan... Read More

Kirstjen Nielsen Has Hung On as Homeland Security Secretary, But at What Price? National Security
Kirstjen Nielsen Has Hung On as Homeland Security Secretary, But at What Price?

WASHINGTON — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen put down her pen, stood up and hugged the officials from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, thanking them for their work on what she hailed as a “historic” pact to target unauthorized migration.... Read More

Congress Seeks New Strategies Against Weapons of Mass Destruction National Security
Congress Seeks New Strategies Against Weapons of Mass Destruction
2019-04-04 15:14:55
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Two congressional committees met Wednesday on Capitol Hill to figure out the resources they should dedicate to confronting the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. During a House Armed Services subcommittee hearing, Pentagon officials explained emerging threats from... Read More

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