Former Navy pilot: UFOs are national security threat

U.S. 05/15/21, 23:28

On Friday, May 14, a former Navy pilot said that he and his crew had observed unidentified flying objects (UFOs) on a daily basis in the restricted airspace southeast of Virginia Beach ever since 2019.  Appearing on CBS's 60 Minutes to talk about his experience with UFOs during his military career, ...

Democratic House Speaker Pelosi declares President Trump’s $400 million debt a matter of ‘national security’

2022 Campaign 09/29/20, 03:32

An elected official responsible for ensuring the Democratic Party passes legislation in the House called that the money the president privately owes a threat to national safety. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) strangely compared President Donald Trump's personal debt to significant national security risks like terrorism, war, or even espionage. "This president ...

US to send security envoy, commerce secretary to ASEAN meet

Asia & Pacific 10/30/19, 03:08

U.S. national security adviser Robert C. O'Brien and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will represent President Donald Trump at two regional summits in Thailand this weekend, the White House announced, a move that would widely be viewed in the region as a snub. The decision to send O'Brien, who is a presidential ...

Iran says new US sanctions mean ‘the permanent closure for diplomacy’

World 06/25/19, 03:27

Iran on Tuesday sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic's supreme leader and other top officials, saying the measures spell the "permanent closure" for diplomacy between the two nations. For his part, Iran's president described the White House as "afflicted by mental retardation." President Hassan Rouhani went on to ...

Update: Bolton says US ‘prudence’ on Iran isn’t weakness

Asia & Pacific 06/23/19, 05:17

The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 1:30 p.m. U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Iran should not "mistake U.S. prudence and discretion for weakness." Speaking alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Sunday, Bolton said no one has granted ...

Trump’s Pentagon pick is Army veteran, defense lobbyist

Politics 06/18/19, 19:06

President Donald Trump's pick for new Defense Secretary is an Army veteran who served in the first Iraq war and also has experience as a national security adviser on Capitol Hill as well as a defense industry lobbyist. Trump on Tuesday said Mark Esper, his current Army secretary, would lead the ...

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 appear genuine. The House Intelligence Committee chairman says it allows "malicious ...

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 a "GREAT LAWYER" and wishing luck to them both on ...

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 and Defense Council on Tuesday, said all the equipment from ...

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 regional security matters." America recently deployed an aircraft carrier and B-52 ...

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 on invoking a national security waiver in the Arms Export ...

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 ...

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