Category: National Security

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U.S. Nets Trove Of Drugs, But ‘Enhanced’ Operations Haven’t Budged Maduro Or COVID

The Navy destroyer USS Pinckney and the U.S. Coast Guard cutter USCGC Northland sailed together in the Eastern Pacific on April 26. The ships are part of an “enhanced” push to stop cocaine smuggling. Petty Officer 3rd Class Erick Parsons/U.S. Navy hide caption toggle caption Petty Officer 3rd Class Erick Parsons/U.S. Navy The Navy destroyer […]

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Iranian Speedboats Conduct ‘Dangerous And Provocative’ Maneuvers Near U.S. Warships

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels on close approach to U.S. military ships in the Persian Gulf near Kuwait, on Wednesday. U.S. Navy/AP hide caption toggle caption U.S. Navy/AP Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps vessels on close approach to U.S. military ships in the Persian Gulf near Kuwait, on Wednesday. U.S. Navy/AP Nearly a dozen […]

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Justice Department IG Finds Widespread Problems With FBI’s FISA Applications

Michael Horowitz, inspector general for the Justice Department, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. His new report has embarrassed the FBI again. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Win McNamee/Getty Images Michael Horowitz, inspector general for the Justice Department, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. His new report has embarrassed the FBI again. Win […]

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Citing Security, Feds Drop Case Against Russians Linked To Election Interference

Prosecutors have dropped the case associated with Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, who was a key figure in the campaign of interference that targeted the U.S. election in 2016. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption toggle caption Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP Prosecutors have dropped the case associated with Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, who was a key figure in the campaign […]

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U.S. Launches Retaliatory Airstrikes In Iraq After Missile Attack

Defense Secretary Mark Esper, pictured on Monday, said the U.S. airstrike in Iraq on Thursday targeted Kata-ib Hizbollah weapon storage facilities. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption toggle caption Susan Walsh/AP Defense Secretary Mark Esper, pictured on Monday, said the U.S. airstrike in Iraq on Thursday targeted Kata-ib Hizbollah weapon storage facilities. Susan Walsh/AP The United States […]

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In Reversal, Afghan Leader Agrees To Release Taliban Prisoners

Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani, seen on Monday, has agreed to release 5,000 Taliban prisoners before peace talks begin. Mohammad Ismail/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Mohammad Ismail/Reuters Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani, seen on Monday, has agreed to release 5,000 Taliban prisoners before peace talks begin. Mohammad Ismail/Reuters Two days after being sworn in for a second […]

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U.S. Forces In South Korea And Italy Are Told To Stay Put As Coronavirus Spreads

Korean soldiers spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus on a shopping street in Seoul, South Korea, last week. U.S. military stationed in South Korea and Italy have been ordered not to travel because of the outbreak. Ahn Young-joon/AP hide caption toggle caption Ahn Young-joon/AP Korean soldiers spray disinfectant as a precaution against the […]

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Despite Bloody Week In Afghanistan, U.S. Pushes Taliban Peace Talks Forward

Afghan Taliban militants and villagers celebrate the U.S. peace deal Monday in the Alingar district of Laghman Province. The group resumed offensive operations against Afghan security forces this week, ending a partial truce. Noorullah Shirzada/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Noorullah Shirzada/AFP via Getty Images Afghan Taliban militants and villagers celebrate the U.S. […]

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Study Finds Century-old Combat Helmet Superior Shield Against Brain Trauma

Soldiers of the 369th Infantry practice in France during World War I. They are wearing French “Adrian” helmets and using French issued rifles and equipment. National Archives and Records Administration hide caption toggle caption National Archives and Records Administration In the weeks following Iran’s Jan. 8 ballistic missile attack on the Ain al-Asad airbase in […]

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White House Appoints Outspoken Ambassador As New Acting Head Of Intelligence

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell speaks during a news conference after a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia, last month. Darko Vojinovic/AP hide caption toggle caption Darko Vojinovic/AP U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell speaks during a news conference after a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade, Serbia, last […]

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