Category: National security

How Amazon and Silicon Valley Seduced the Pentagon

How Amazon and Silicon Valley Seduced the Pentagon

Tech moguls like Jeff Bezos and Eric Schmidt have gotten unprecedented access to the Pentagon. And one whistleblower who raised flags has paid the price.
“No Comment”: Emails Show the VA Took No Action to Spare Veterans From a Harsh Trump Immigration Policy

“No Comment”: Emails Show the VA Took No Action to Spare Veterans From a Harsh Trump Immigration Policy

The VA’s approach differs sharply from the Pentagon’s, which won an exemption for active-duty members of the military.
Iran Has Hundreds of Naval Mines. U.S. Navy Minesweepers Find Old Dishwashers and Car Parts.

Iran Has Hundreds of Naval Mines. U.S. Navy Minesweepers Find Old Dishwashers and Car Parts.

As tensions heat up in the Persian Gulf, the Navy’s minesweeping fleet may once again be called into action, but its sailors say the ships are too old and broken to do the job. “We are essentially the ships that the Navy forgot.”
Biden: Russia Will Pay a Price for Interfering in Our Elections

Biden: Russia Will Pay a Price for Interfering in Our Elections

Reacting to former special counsel Robert Mueller's disclosure Wednesday that Russian interference in US elections continue to this day, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden promised he would ensure Russia's meddling would be met with consequences if he is elected next year.
How Border Security Could Determine the Outcome of 2020

How Border Security Could Determine the Outcome of 2020

While the economy, welfare, and foreign policy are the main fault lines along which elections are generally fought, border security was at the forefront in the 2016 elections.
Biden’s Pivot to Foreign Policy

Biden’s Pivot to Foreign Policy

Let’s be honest: this is one area that Biden can excel in, because he has considerably more experience than most of the other Democratic candidates.
Trump Scored Points with DMZ Visit, But ‘His National Security Advisers Are Probably Retching’

Trump Scored Points with DMZ Visit, But ‘His National Security Advisers Are Probably Retching’

Trump's historic meeting at the Korean DMZ was long on drama--short on accomplishments.
Just One Reason Why You Don’t Want an Isolationist United States

Just One Reason Why You Don’t Want an Isolationist United States

An isolationist United States is a really dumb idea. It would harm US commercial interests and therefore the US economy.
Getting to the Truth Behind Trump’s Aborted Iran Attack

Getting to the Truth Behind Trump’s Aborted Iran Attack

To say that Trump called off the attack because of the cost in lives, though -- does that sound like the blustering president we’ve all come to know, distrust and feel disgusted by?
Experts on Trump Saying He Will Still Accept Intel from Foreign Nations: It’s a Welcome Mat

Experts on Trump Saying He Will Still Accept Intel from Foreign Nations: It’s a Welcome Mat

The commander-in-chief has now invited foreign interference in the 2020 election, experts say.