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NATO Considers Missile Defense Upgrade, Risking Further Tensions With Russia

BRUSSELS — NATO military officials are exploring whether to upgrade their defenses to make them capable of shooting down newly deployed Russian intermediate-range nuclear missiles after a landmark arms treaty dissolves next month, [...]

CNN’s Racist Defense of Kamala Harris.

Tweet reddit Whatsapp Email Share Share Print Last night, CNN’s Chris Cuomo opened his show with a broadside against Donald Trump Jr., suggesting that “he opened the door to another birtherism-style conspiracy” about Senator Kamala [...]

Shanahan’s defense secretary nomination collapses, leaving another void in Trump’s Cabinet

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is leaving his post, President Donald Trump said in a tweet Tuesday. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO Defense By DAVID BROWN 06/18/2019 01:05 PM EDT Updated 06/18/2019 01:54 PM EDT 2019-06-18T01:54-0400 Share [...]

House Democrats put their stamp on major defense bill

The House Armed Services Committee worked into the evening in a push to approve a massive defense authorization bill Wednesday, with the new Democratic majority hoping to puts its stamp on such hot-button issues as modernizing the U.S. nuclear [...]

Top House Armed Services Republican to push for $750b defense budget

The top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee is planning to introduce amendments that would increase the panel’s proposed defense budget to $ 750 billion. Rep. Mac Thornberry, Texas Republican, announced early Tuesday that he [...]

Colombia’s Congress Debates Censuring Defense Minister Over Army Kill Orders

MEDELLÍN, Colombia — Colombia’s House of Representatives opened a debate on Monday to censure the country’s defense minister, amid national criticism that the military had issued orders this year encouraging human rights abuses. The [...]

Trump’s Twitter defense of Mexico agreement is short on specifics

Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Martha Bárcena suggested in an interview Sunday with CBS News’ “Face the Nation” that additional agreements could surface beyond what the nations included in the joint statement. | Alex Brandon/AP [...]

POLITICO Playbook: A crack in the GOP defense of Trump

Presented by */ ]]> President Donald Trump will meet with Democratic lawmakers to discuss infrastructure on Wednesday, just one thing on his schedule this week. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo DRIVING THE DAY NEW: THE PRESIDENT’S WEEK [...]

William Barr uses Eric Holder’s defense against Congress

As Attorney General William Barr works to fend off an aggressive Congress demanding more information, he has turned to a surprising source for justification: former Obama official Eric H. Holder Jr., who seven years ago found himself in much [...]

Theresa May Fires Gavin Williamson, Defense Secretary, Over Huawei Leak

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain on Wednesday abruptly fired her defense secretary, Gavin Williamson, blaming him for a leak that suggested she would give a role in designing a British telecommunications network to a Chinese [...]