By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press
Despite Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's claim that the Obama Administration left no game plan for a future pandemic, former Obama officials confirmed the existence of a National Security Council pandemic playbook listing types of infectious disease threats that could…
By Victoria Knight, Kaiser Health News
President Donald Trump's new national security adviser plans to dramatically cut the White House foreign policy unit as it comes under scrutiny over a whistleblower's complaint that launched an impeachment inquiry by Congress.
By Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
Aides said Ricardel clashed with the first lady's staff over her visit to Africa last month. Yet it is highly unusual for a first lady or her office to weigh in on personnel matters, especially the president's national security staff.
By Zeke Miller, Associated Press
The Wall Street Journal reported that the first lady's staff and Mira Ricardel clashed during Mrs. Trump's visit to Africa in October over such things as seating on the plane and requests to use the council's resources.
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
By Amir Shah and Jill Colvin, Associated Press
The third time's the charm for Afghanistan's all girl robotics team, who will be allowed entry into the U.S. to compete in a competition after President Donald Trump personally intervened to reverse a decision twice denying them enter into the…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Wednesday, President Trump removed chief political strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council, whose appointment had drawn criticism. Also, the president said it's possible that former National Security Adviser Susan Rice may have committed a…
By Vivian Salama, Associated Press
Bannon's role on the NSC sparked concerns from Trump critics, who said it was inappropriate for the political adviser to play a role in national security.
In our news wrap Tuesday, a senior official with the president's National Security Council said the White House is evaluating whether the longstanding U.S. goal of a world without nuclear weapons remains "realistic." Also, Northern Ireland marked the death of…
By Julie Pace, Eric Tucker and Jill Colvin, Associated Press
Flynn's departure less than one month into the Trump administration marks an extraordinarily early shakeup in the president's senior team of advisers. Flynn was a loyal Trump supporter throughout the campaign, but his ties to Russia caused concern among other…
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