Category: National security
The Washington Post reporters who reported the activities of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the dark days following the deadly January 6 insurrection at the US Capitol Building as part of their new book are publicly defending the military chief.
A key Democratic senator who has been one of the most stalwart defenders of President Biden's handling of the events in Afghanistan is willing to acknowledge that the one thing that the US government could have done differently is perhaps begin the evacuations of US and Afghan citizens sooner.
Chalk this up as President Biden's latest accomplishment in bipartisanship: both Democrats and Republicans are racheting up criticism of the actions he's taking in Afghanistan.
Commentator: Reps Cheney, Kinzinger Risking Their Political Careers by Being on Jan 6 Select Committee
Republican Reps Liz Cheney, of Wyoming, and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois, "are taking a real political risk" by taking part in the House elect committee investigating the deadly January 6 Capitol insurrection, according to prominent conservative commentator Margaret Hoover.
A group of senators, made up of both Democrats and Republicans, have introduced legislation designed to reclaim Congress’ role in national security matters.
Now that Joe Biden's first face-to-face encounter with Russian leader Vladimir Putin since becoming president of the United States is in the history books, the best way to determine whether it was all for show, or if it will lead to substantive diplomatic breakthroughs, will all come down to what happens next, according to a prominent former top official with the White House National Security Council (NSC).
President Biden has announced that he is ordering the full withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, in time for the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks, which began the US invasion and its longest war in that fraught Middle Eastern nation.
The threat of domestic terrorists and insurrectionists loyal to Donald Trump won't disappear when Trump leaves office. Rather, that group is likely to become something that the United States hasn't seen in centuries: a widespread "permanent insurgency," according to the former assistant director for counterintelligence at the FBI.
Donald Trump's obstruction in the presidential transition is creating potential national security worries, according to a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Donald Trump's re-election would send the United States heading toward "full authoritarianism," said Rachel Vindman, wife of retired Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who became a prominent figure in the run-up to Trump's impeachment last year.