national security

  • April 6, 2017  

    The U.S. Secret Service has protected presidents and their families for more than a century. But rarely has it had to go so many places and protect so many people than it has for President Trump. John Yang speaks with presidential historian Michael Beschloss and Politico’s Ken Vogel about the strains being placed on the secret service in order to protect the Trump family. Continue reading

  • File photo of national security adviser Susan Rice by Joshua Roberts/Reuters
    March 22, 2017  

    Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice had tough words in The Washington Post for President Trump and his administration on Wednesday, warning about the “profound dangers” of making false statements. In her first interview since leaving the White House, Rice joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the importance of U.S. credibility, as well as the intelligence probe into Russian interference. Continue reading

  • March 7, 2017  

    WikiLeaks published thousands of pages on Tuesday of what it says are files about the CIA and its hacking activities. The material comes reportedly from the CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence and includes a range of documents which describe cyber tools for hacking cellphones, computers, television and even vehicles. Jeffrey Brown speaks Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times about the revelations. Continue reading

  • February 14, 2017  

    What’s happening in the White House in the midst of Michael Flynn’s resignation as national security adviser, and what are the real-world consequences of that upheaval? Judy Woodruff speaks with Greg Miller of The Washington Post and The New York Times’ Michael Gordon. Continue reading

  • February 14, 2017  

    How far will the Senate go in investigating the events that led to the resignation of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, amid wider concerns about Russian interference in the election? Judy Woodruff gets two reactions from Sen. James Risch, R-Idaho, and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., who both sit on the Intelligence Committee. Continue reading

  • February 14, 2017  

    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer will hold a news conference at 1:10 p.m. Tuesday. Watch live here. Continue reading

  • February 13, 2017  

    In our news wrap Monday, multiple reports suggest President Trump’s national security team is in disarray — and the fate of adviser Michael Flynn hangs in the balance — after the release of calls between Flynn and Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. Also, President Trump fired back at North Korea after the country test launched a new ballistic missile. John Yang reports. Continue reading

  • February 3, 2017  

    New U.S. sanctions were applied to people and companies tied to Iran’s ballistic missile program. The National Security Adviser released a statement saying that the international community has been “too tolerant of Iran’s bad behavior” and that the administration wouldn’t tolerate “provocations.” Hari Sreenivasan talks to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Continue reading

  • January 31, 2017  

    Is the U.S. safer after President Trump’s executive order temporarily prohibiting entry by citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries? Michael Leiter, former director of the United States National Counterterrorism Center, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss why he says the order misunderstands how current vetting works and how the order may instead alienate counties against the U.S. Continue reading

  • January 30, 2017  

    Amid the uproar over President Donald Trump’s executive order barring refugees and some travelers and immigrants, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who was a top adviser on the president’s transition team, joins Miles O’Brien to defend President Trump’s executive action and its implementation, saying the temporary ban and refugee program review will make for a safer America.
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