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CIA head: NKorea months from perfecting nuclear capabilities

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo (pahm-PAY'-oh) says North Korea is months away from perfecting its nuclear weapons capabilities.<p>But he says there's a difference between having the ability to fire a single nuclear missile and the capability of producing large amounts of fissile material …

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The White House backstory: President Trump's decision on Iran

In the middle of July, President Donald Trump was facing, in his mind, an unsavory decision.<p>The deadline to certify Iran's compliance to Barack …


2 Top Officers of Navy Ship John S. McCain Are Removed

WASHINGTON — The Navy has relieved the two top officers of the destroyer John S. McCain, nearly two months after the ship collided with a tanker while approaching Singapore, leaving 10 sailors dead.<p>The commanding officer, Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez, exercised “poor judgment,” and the executive …

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U.S. Navy Secretary Foresees 'Cultural' Shift

LONDON—The secretary of the U.S. Navy plans to unveil potentially far-reaching changes in the wake of a deadly collisions at sea that led to the dismissal Wednesday of two top commanders.<p>Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer said the “stress and strain” on Navy crews in the Pacific from the high pace …

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West Point’s Commie Cadet Spenser Rapone

A recent West Point graduate and self-identifying Marxist, 2nd Lieutenant Spenser Rapone, didn’t just become a rebellious communist. He has a history …

Conservative View

In tense July meeting, Trump reportedly asked for nearly 10 times more U.S. nukes

At the July 20 meeting in the Pentagon that reportedly prompted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to call President Trump a "moron," Trump told the …

Steve Wozniak

USS McCain commanding officer, executive officer relieved of duties

The commanding officer and the executive officer of the USS John S. McCain have been relieved of their duties over a "loss of confidence" after a …

U.S. Navy

Mattis Isn’t Even ‘Mad’ About His Real Call Sign

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis finally explains his call sign to people. And no -- it’s not Mad Dog. <br>Read More

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Mattis warns DoD against leaks in new memo

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis issued a new warning Thursday to all military and Defense Department civilian personnel against information …

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Terrorists Should Be Terrified When They Find Out Mattis Has Changed the Rules of Engagement

On Tuesday, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joe Dunford provided testimony to the Senate Armed …


The CIA Wanted To Put A U.S. Base On The Moon For Bragging Rights

It’s no secret that the United States has a long-running dream to establish a base on the moon. Thirty years ago, the CIA <i>really</i> thought it’d be …


Combat Consultant: Q&A With Retired General Stanley McChrystal

<i>Robert Gates, the U.S. Defense Secretary under both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, once called Stanley McChrystal, who led the counterterrorist force JSOC (Joint Special Operations Command) “perhaps the finest warrior and leader of men in combat I’ve ever met.” McChrystal was also a</i> …


Vice Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi appointed as new Naval Chief

Vice Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi has been appointed as new Pakistan Navy chief and has been promoted to designation of Admiral.<p>He will take charge …


Iran Nuclear Deal Is in Interests of U.S., Mattis Says

WASHINGTON—Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis told lawmakers Tuesday that he supports the 2015 international nuclear deal with Iran, even though President Donald Trump has called it “one of the worst and most one-sided” agreements ever made by the U.S.<p>At a hearing, Maine Sen. Angus King asked Mr. …

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Baseball America Prospect Report (Oct. 2)

<b>THE LINEUP</b><p>Newsmakers from Sunday’s action:<p><b>Chris Flexen, RHP, Mets.</b> Flexen’s up-and-down debut MLB season ended on a significant down as he lasted …


How the Trump Team’s First Military Raid in Yemen Went Wrong

LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. — Surely the most memorable moment from President Donald Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress, and to the nation, came in his tribute to Ryan Owens, a fallen Navy SEAL.<p>"Ryan died as he lived, a warrior and a hero, battling against terrorism and securing …

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How a CIA traitor turned his son into a Russian spy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Surrounded by FBI agents and US marshals, Bryan Denson's first encounter with an ex-CIA spy nicknamed "Batman" came in 2009 in a Portland, Oregon, courtroom.<p>But as Jim Nicholson faced the judge, Denson noticed the ex-spy's expression bore little of the hero-like confidence that earned him …


Terrorists just tried to assassinate Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in Afghanistan

But Mattis is unharmed.<p>Suspected militants unsuccessfully tried to target Secretary of Defense James Mattis in a massive rocket attack during his surprise visit to Kabul, Afghanistan, on September 27.<p>Insurgents fired more than two dozen rocket-propelled grenades toward Kabul’s Hamid Karzai …


Pacific Fleet commander to retire after being passed over for promotion

The head of U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor said today he has submitted a request to retire after being passed over for the position of commander …


PostLive - The Washington Post

White House Cybersecurity Coordinator, Rob Joyce, discusses the view from the Trump administration of the most pressing cybersecurity threats facing the country.<p>White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Rob Joyce says the Social Security system has "outlived its usefulness." He also comments on the …


Israeli intelligence, CIA caught a mega-arms boat and changed history

Had the weapons gotten through to PA President Yasser Arafat, he could have targeted larger Israeli cities with rockets, changing the entire balance …


Former CIA director John Brennan says leaders who truly have wisdom are keenly aware of one thing

For years, John Brennan was a walking vault for top-secret government information.<p>Brennan was the director of the CIA until early 2017, but he says keeping those secrets was hardly the most important part of his job.<p>Brennan spoke with Business Insider US editor-in-chief Alyson Shontell at an …

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Baseball America Prospect Report (Sept. 25)

<b>THE LINEUP</b><p>Newsmakers from Sunday’s action:<p><b>Aaron Judge, OF, Yankees.</b> Judge took a big step toward breaking Mark McGwire’s rookie home run record by …


Former Naval Intelligence Chief Ted Branch Cleared in ‘Fat Leonard’ Case

Vice Adm. Ted Branch, deputy chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare. US Navy Photo<p>The Department of Justice will not prosecute Vice Adm. …


House Eyes Overhaul of Defense Intelligence Agency

Handful of offices and missions targeted for elimination<p>The Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency is in the cross hairs of the House Intelligence …


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This is how Defense Secretary Mattis got the callsign 'Chaos'

James. Jim, sure. Jimbo, maybe. Mad Dog, never. “Chaos,” always.<p>But why?<p>For years, it’s been widely reported, often by the man himself, that retired Marine general and Secretary of Defense James Mattis has only one really acceptable nickname, the callsign that followed him through the service: …

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For National Security!

Call it Cooke’s Rule: Those losing the argument over a given domestic policy will eventually cry “neccesity.” This morning, Matthew Olsen and …

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McCain: 20 sailors reprimanded in wake of 7th Fleet at-sea incidents

The Navy has issued 20 reprimands to officers and enlisted sailors in the wake of three major collisions in 7th Fleet waters this year that include …