National Security

U.S. Warship Collides With Merchant Vessel East Of Singapore

This is the second accident involving U.S. Navy destroyers in Asian waters in little more than two months.<p>SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. warship was damaged after colliding with a merchant vessel east of Singapore on Monday, the U.S. Navy said, the second accident involving U.S. Navy …

Canadian News

Mattis tight-lipped on new Afghanistan war strategy

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, with his Japanese counterparts, participates in a news conference after their U.S.-Japan Security talks at the …

War

American spy chief who knows what happened between Putin and Trump might lose his job

Overshadowed by news of a potential Klan rally in North Carolina and ex-White House strategist Steve Bannon’s ouster, another monumental shift …

Liberal View

Dead Drop: August 18

<b>GOOD NEWS/BAD NEWS:</b> Senior administration officials appearing on the Sunday shows this past weekend let it be known that nuclear war between the U.S. …

H. R. McMaster

President Trump's national security huddle could yield new approach to Afghanistan

President Trump is meeting with his top national security advisers Friday at Camp David, and one of the most anticipated decisions expected to come from the session concerns U.S. military involvement in a place that hasn't been in the headlines quite as often lately: Afghanistan.<p>The meeting at the …

World Leaders

Trump's chief of staff jokes: 'Best job I ever had was as a sergeant in the Marine Corps'

During a social dinner at President Donald Trump's clubhouse restaurant in Bedminster, New Jersey, late last week, White House chief of staff John Kelly reportedly joked that his storied career in the US Marine Corps paled in comparison to the politics at the White House.<p>"The best job I ever had …

Military

U.S. Navy Turns Civilian-Operated USNS Lewis B. Puller Into Commissioned Warship

The U.S. Navy will officially redesignate the civilian-manned expeditionary mobile base USNS Lewis B. Puller (ESB 3) into a commissioned warship on …

Military

Strengthening our national security starts with securing our nation’s secrets

Some pundits and commentators are treating objections to the Trump administration’s haphazard approach to national security vetting as a game of …

U.S. Attorney General

Jack Posobiec, Pizzagate and Seth Rich Conspiracy Theorist, Has Top Secret Security Clearance

Members of the intelligence community want the Navy to ‘explain how the f*ck he still has access to classified information.’<p>Jack Posobiec is one of the right’s leading agitators and conspiracy theorists.<p>He implied there may be a child-sex ring under a D.C. pizza joint run by Democrats. He peddled …

Seth Rich

‘Foul traitor’: New JFK assassination records reveal KGB defector’s 3-year interrogation

He was a KGB agent, a Soviet defector who’d come to the United States in January 1964, just two months after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Yuri I. Nosenko, a former lieutenant colonel in the Soviet secret police and intelligence agency, told his new American friends that he had …

History

US Sec. Mattis pushes military AI, experts warn of hijacked 'killer robots'

AI has the potential to revolutionize warfare, but its growth in the private sector far outpaces that of the government, according to a recent …

Cybersecurity

Military Chiefs React to Charlottesville Violence

WASHINGTON—Most of the U.S. military’s chiefs have issued statements in recent days denouncing racism and bigotry, as part of a widespread reaction to a white-nationalist gathering and the violence in Charlottesville, Va.<p>The Navy said Wednesday it could consider changing the coat of arms and motto …

News (U.S.)

Pence Cuts Latin American Trip Short for National Security Council Meeting

Vice President Mike Pence is returning from his Latin American trip to Washington on Thursday, a day earlier than planned.<p>“We prepare to end our trip …

Conservative View

Mattis drops the P-word while thanking Navy crew

Secretary of Defense James “Mad Dog” Mattis sure wasn’t pussyfooting around.<p>The secretary of defense channeled his gruff inner Marine with a few …

U.S. Secretary of Defense

“Mad Dog” Mattis Making Life Interesting for Pentagon Stenographers

Speaking at a troop event last week, Secretary of Defense Jim “Mad Dog” Mattis offered up the kind of rhetoric that helped earn him his nickname.<p>And …

James Mattis: No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy

The highly popular secretary of defense brings a unique mix of compassion, ferocity, and discipline to the job. Plenty of book learning, too.<p>Jim …

Conservative View

Defense Secretary Mattis praises sailors – and talks like one, too

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with sailors serving on the submarine USS Kentucky last week in his home state of Washington, praising them for their sacrifices and expressing concern that he has "grown remote from those of you who matter." Then he noted the up-and-down nature of military life, …

Politics

Nuclear Power’s Woes Imperil U.S. National Security, Moniz Says

The decline of the U.S. nuclear-power industry puts America’s security at risk, according to a report being released Tuesday by former Energy …

Energy

Mission Impossible: 7 tips to train like a U.S. Navy SEAL

<i>Got a lower score in your crosshairs? One Navy SEAL marskman has some remarkably accurate ideas about how to, well, take dead aim.</i><p>As an instructor, I …

Military

CNN Counterterrorism Analyst and Former CIA Agent on Trump: 'The Government's Gonna Kill This Guy'

CNN counterterrorism analyst and former CIA executive Philip Mudd predicted on live TV Friday that elements of the so-called “deep state” are “gonna …

Donald Trump

Send the Breast Pump With the Defense Attaché

I held the syringe up to the light above the bathroom mirror and flicked it a few times with my finger to make sure I had the exact dose of Lupron. I checked my watch to calculate the time in Washington. I pulled the waistline of my pants below my belly button, steadied my feet, wiped my abdomen …

Opinion

Former intelligence chief shrugs off Trump with a self-deprecating quip: I thought things would improve 'once he got rid of the two "Nazis"'

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper appeared to take exception to President Donald Trump's claim that "nobody has greater respect for intelligence," than he does — and harked back to a time when Trump railed against the US intelligence community.<p>"I think he likes intelligence on …

Military

Former CIA Director of Operations: I’ve dealt with N. Korea and I like what Trump is doing – [VIDEO]

Former CIA Director of Operations, Chad Sweet, says he’s dealt with N. Korea and they are the worst of the worst. He says he’s one of the few who …

Conservative View

Fmr Intel Director James Clapper warns US is waltzing into WW3 if Trump doesn’t choose diplomacy over threats

Retired Lt. Gen. James Clapper has served in the United States Air Force for decades and under former President Barack Obama as the Director of …

Liberal View

Only woman in Navy SEAL training pipeline drops out

No other woman has started the long process required to become a Navy SEAL.

Military

CIA, Director Of National Intelligence Confirm Pentagon Report: North Korea Has Miniaturized Nuclear Weapon

According to NBC News, the intelligence released by <i></i>

North Korea

Mattis tours Amazon headquarters during West Coast swing

Defense Secretary James Mattis visited Amazon's headquarters in Seattle Thursday on day one of a two day West Coast trip that includes scheduled …

James Mattis

'They called my husband Osama Bin Laden'

The number of hate crimes recorded in England and Wales has been increasing every year since the government started publishing figures five years ago.<p>This year there was a sharp rise in offences after the terror attacks in London and Manchester.<p>The BBC's Rickin Majithia joined officers out on …

Osama Bin Laden

ANALYSIS: Trump's crackdown on leaks could hide important truths

Not that long ago I criticized the Obama administration for using "national security" as a rationale for cracking down on leaks by folks in the …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Ravens drew 10,321 fans at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for their open practice Saturday night. It almost doubled the crowd they had a couple years ago here.

Ravens drew 10,321 fans at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium for their open practice Saturday night. It almost doubled the crowd they had a couple …