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 2.4 percent of the mobile market share in the United ...

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, come after weeks of escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf ...

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 Schumer of New York said in a statement to The ...

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 party lines, to reject China Mobile International USA Inc.'s long-ago ...

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 surgery and needed visas for his family. After days of internal ...

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 he should remain in Washington to coordinate with the National ...

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 the region who share his concern about the Islamist movement ...

US official: Trump wants solo, not multi-party talks with NK

Politics 04/28/19, 11:09

The U.S. has little interest in joining other countries in a multi-nation effort to get North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, President Donald Trump's national security adviser said Sunday. The United States is not trying to exclude other nations from nuclear talks with Pyongyang, John Bolton told "Fox News ...

Iran minister: Trump’s aim is talks, Bolton wants conflict

Politics 04/24/19, 11:22

Iran's foreign minister says President Donald Trump's aim "is to bring us to our knees to talk" — but national security adviser John Bolton and U.S. allies in the Mideast want "regime change" and the "disintegration of Iran." Mohammad Javad Zarif said he doubts Trump wants conflict, but what he called ...

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, his human rights abuses and his ties to the United ...

Susan Rice says she won’t challenge GOP Sen. Collins in 2020

U.S. 04/11/19, 17:45

Susan Rice, who served as national security adviser under President Barack Obama, won't be challenging Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine in 2020.Rice told former Obama administration official Alyssa Mastromonaco at the 10th annual Women in the World Summit on Thursday in New York that she loves Maine and that ...

ACLU sues over review process for government secrets

Politics 04/02/19, 12:49

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging a pre-publication review required for people who have had access to government secrets. Millions of former government and intelligence agency employees are bound by a lifelong obligation to keep national security secrets as long as the government deems the information classified. ...

US condemns Russia troop deployment to troubled Venezuela

World 03/29/19, 13:58

The Trump administration on Friday condemned Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro for what it said was his reliance on foreign military personnel to stay in power and renewed a warning to Russia against getting involved. President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton along with the U.S. special envoy for Venezuela Elliott ...

Ex-NSA contractor pleads guilty in theft of secret documents

U.S. 03/28/19, 17:50

A former National Security Agency contractor accused in a theft of classified documents from the agency's headquarters pleaded guilty Thursday to willful retention of national defense information.In a federal courthouse in Baltimore, Harold T. Martin III pleaded guilty to one felony count, which authorities said involved a top secret NSA ...

7 in South Sudan charged with sabotage and insurgency

World 03/25/19, 11:57

Seven people including South Sudanese academic and activist, Peter Biar Ajak, were charged in court Monday with sabotage, insurgency and possession of weapons for allegedly staging an uprising in South Sudan's main national security prison in October. If found guilty they could be sentenced to death.The men are being tried ...

Egypt tightens restrictions on media, social networks

World 03/19/19, 12:34

Egypt's top media regulator on Tuesday put into effect tighter restrictions that allow the state to block websites and even social media accounts with over 5,000 followers if they are deemed a threat to national security.The move is the latest step by the government of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to suppress ...

New US military budget focused on China despite border talk

Politics 03/16/19, 01:24

Chinese bombers. Chinese hypersonic missiles. Chinese cyberattacks. Chinese anti-satellite weapons. To a remarkable degree, the 2020 Pentagon budget proposal is shaped by national security threats that Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has summarized in three words: "China, China, China." The U.S. is still fighting small wars against Islamic extremists, and Russia remains ...

US bars entry to International Criminal Court investigators

Politics 03/15/19, 13:02

The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel seeking to investigate alleged war crimes and other abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere, and may do the same with those who seek action against Israel, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday. Pompeo, acting ...

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