national security

  • FILE PHOTO: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump talks to members of the media as retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn stands next to him at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo - RTSYJB6
    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

  • White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (C) arrives prior to a joint news conference between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 13, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTSYJB0
    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

  • White House spokesman Sean Spicer holds a press briefing Feb. 9 at the White House in Washington, D.C. Photo by  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque.
    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

  • National security adviser Michael Flynn (R) and Senior Counselor Steve Bannon board Air Force One at West Palm Beach International airport in West Palm Beach, Florida U.S., February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTSYC05
    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

  • Iran's President Hassan Rouhani gestures as he speaks during a ceremony marking National Day of Space Technology in Tehran, Iran February 1, 2017. via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE.      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX2Z4SA
    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

  • People participate in a protest against President Donald Trump's travel ban at Columbia University in New York City, U.S. January 30, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith - RTX2YWYB
    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

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    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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  • File photo of national security adviser Michael Flynn by Lucas Jackson/Reuters
    January 21, 2017  

    So far, the Senate has confirmed two of President Donald Trump’s cabinet-level appointees: Defense Secretary James Mattis and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelley, both former Marine Corps generals. But many vacancies on the Trump administration’s national security team remain. POLITICO correspondent Michael Crowley joins Alison Stewart from Washington, D.C., to discuss. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York September 28, 2015. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1SYAO
    January 12, 2017  

    President-elect Trump has said he would like to improve relations with Russia. But his choice for defense secretary, Gen. James Mattis, views Russia as America’s number one threat. What’s the reality of the White House-Kremlin dynamic? Steve Inskeep discusses with Evelyn Farkas, a former Defense Department official, and Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia. Continue reading

  • U.S. President Barack Obama waves after speaking about counter-terrorism during his visit to MacDill Air Force Base, home to U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command, in Tampa, Florida, U.S. December 6, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTSUZ6F
    December 6, 2016  

    In our news wrap Tuesday, President Obama gave his last major national security speech, defending his record on fighting terrorism while maintaining American ideals. Addressing troops at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, Mr. Obama said he had overseen a “shift” in U.S. efforts to combat terror. Also, in Iraq, anti-Islamic State army units made a new push toward the center of Mosul. Continue reading

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