national security

  • 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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • File photo of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn by Gary Cameron/Reuters
    November 18, 2016  

    President-elect Donald Trump made two more major appointments this week: retired Army lieutenant general Michael Flynn as national security adviser and Kansas Republican Rep. Mike Pompeo as head of the CIA. Michael Ledeen of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, join Judy Woodruff to discuss. Continue reading

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    October 21, 2016  

    The National Security Agency contractor accused of mishandling massive amounts of classified data has been deemed a flight risk. In August, Harold Martin was arrested at his home in Maryland, where the equivalent of half a billion pages of documents and electronic data was found, some allegedly taken from NSA headquarters. William Brangham speaks with Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times for more. Continue reading

  • October 5, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, President Obama praised the Paris climate agreement, set to take effect next month, as “the best possible shot to save the one planet that we’ve got.” Also, the United Nations Security Council agreed that Antonio Guterres of Portugal should be the next secretary-general. Continue reading

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    A government report released Wednesday said climate change is likely to pose a significant national security challenge for the U.S. over the next two decades. Continue reading

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