Lawmakers warn doctored videos pose national security threat

Politics 06/13/19, 20:01

Lawmakers and experts are warning that videos altered with artificial intelligence software pose a threat to national security and the 2020 U.S. election. The technology uses facial mapping and artificial intelligence to produce videos — known as "deep fakes" — that ...

Flynn’s new lawyer is a Mueller critic, praised by Trump

Politics 06/13/19, 12:46

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn has hired a new lawyer, a former federal prosecutor who has earned the praise of President Donald Trump and repeatedly denigrated the Russia investigation. Trump took notice of Flynn's new legal representation, calling Sidney Powell ...

Ukraine ex-president accused of taking key servers with him

Europe 05/29/19, 05:49

Less than two weeks after Ukraine's new president assumed office, his staff discovered that his predecessor had apparently gutted out key computer equipment in a meeting room when he left office.Oleksandr Danylyuk, who was appointed chairman of the National Security ...

US national security adviser in UAE amid tensions with Iran

Politics 05/28/19, 22:20

President Donald Trump's national security adviser, a longtime hawk on Iran, is visiting the United Arab Emirates amid heightened tensions across the Persian Gulf. John Bolton tweeted he had arrived in the Emirates for meetings Wednesday "to discuss important and timely ...

Trump considering loophole for Saudi arms sale

Politics 05/23/19, 18:26

The Trump administration is considering an emergency declaration that would allow it to make an arms shipment to Saudi Arabia without the approval of Congress, two U.S. officials and lawmakers opposed to the move said Thursday. The officials say a decision ...

Getting caught up with Huawei—Part 1 the issues

U.S. 05/23/19, 09:37

Huawei, has the third largest market share of smartphones worldwide, after Samsung and Apple. But for all its success on the world stage, it has not done well in the United States. But the world's second-biggest manufacturer of smartphones has just ...

Trump team to brief Congress on Iran; Dems seek counterpoint

Politics 05/20/19, 20:53

As questions mount over President Donald Trump's tough talk on Iran, top national security officials are heading to Capitol Hill to brief Congress. But skeptical Democrats have asked for a second opinion. The competing closed-door sessions Tuesday, unusual and potentially polarizing, ...

Schumer calls for probe of Chinese rail tech

New York 05/19/19, 11:51

The Senate's top Democrat is calling on the federal government to step in and investigate whether a plan for new subway cars in New York City designed by a Chinese state-owned company could pose a threat to national security. Sen. Charles ...

China Mobile blocked from offering phone service in US

Business 05/09/19, 11:41

U.S. communications regulators on Thursday rejected a Chinese telecom company's application to provide service in the U.S. due to national security risks amid an escalation in tensions between the two countries. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted unanimously, 5-0 across ...

Exclusive: US missed chance to woo Venezuela generals

World 05/03/19, 16:09

Around May 2017, an unusual request from a prominent Venezuelan general made its way to the White House: Gen. Ivan Hernández, head of both the presidential guard and military counterintelligence, wanted to send his 3-year-old son to Boston for brain ...

Acting Pentagon chief cancels overseas trip, cites Venezuela

Politics 05/01/19, 09:27

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has abruptly canceled plans to travel to Europe. Shanahan's spokesman is citing the crisis in Venezuela and the situation along the U.S.-Mexico border. The spokesman, Lt. Col. Joe Buccino, says in a statement that Shanahan decided ...

US weighs designating Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group

Politics 04/30/19, 13:57

President Donald Trump and his national security team are weighing whether to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a foreign terrorist organization, the White House said Tuesday. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump was consulting with his advisers and leaders in ...

Redaction nation: US history brims with partial deletions

U.S. 04/15/19, 23:11

Somewhere in the shadows of federal bureaucracy, there was an issue about the drinking habits of Augusto Pinochet. The National Security Archive, an advocate for open government, had for years tried to gain access to intelligence files about the Chilean dictator, ...

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