national security

November 22, 2018 - 4:35 am
LONDON (AP) — British counterterrorism police have arrested a 48-year-old man in connection to the discovery of two apparent explosive devices found in northwest London. Police said the man was arrested Thursday morning in north London on suspicion of violating the Explosive Substances Act. Police...
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In this Nov. 20, 2018 photo a man acting as a terrorist shoots a mock victim during an anti-terror exercise at the Cologne-Bonn-airport in Cologne, western Germany. About 1 000 police and rescue staff trained how to react on a terror attack in the so far biggest exercise on a German airport. (Marius Becker/dpa via AP)
November 21, 2018 - 3:15 am
BERLIN (AP) — German police have conducted a large-scale anti-terror drill at Cologne-Bonn airport, in the west of the country, amid ongoing concerns about the threat posed by Islamic extremists. Some 1,000 officers took part in the exercise early Wednesday, which took into account insight from...
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November 15, 2018 - 5:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is reducing its counterterrorism forces in Africa and studying whether to make similar moves elsewhere in the world as part of a broad effort to shift American military focus toward what it calls threats from Russia and China. The planned 10 percent cut from U.S...
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November 14, 2018 - 6:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel is leaving the White House, one day after first lady Melania Trump's office issued an extraordinary statement calling for her dismissal. No replacement has been named. Aides say Ricardel clashed with the first lady's staff over her...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018 file photo, Andy Kim, the Democratic candidate in the U.S. Congressional District 3 race, speaks during a debate against Republican candidate Tom MacArthur, in Newark, N.J. Kim, the Democratic former national security aide to Barack Obama, has defeated two-term Republican incumbent Rep. MacArthur in New Jersey’s 3rd District. Kim upset MacArthur in the hotly contested southern New Jersey district, widening the Democrats’ edge in the House. The U.S. House historian’s database shows he’s the first Asian-American elected from New Jersey. Kim has never run for or served in elected office before. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
November 14, 2018 - 5:29 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democrat Andy Kim, a political newcomer and former national security aide in the Obama administration, defeated Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur in a tight race in which the incumbent's vote to roll back the Affordable Care Act was a hot issue. Kim upset MacArthur in the hotly...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2018 file photo, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen speaks during a roundtable on immigration policy with President Donald Trump at Morrelly Homeland Security Center, in Bethpage, N.Y. President Donald Trump has soured on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and she is expected to leave her job as soon as this week. That’s according to two people who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 14, 2018 - 12:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shakeup as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, but it is unclear who is going and who is staying. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was thought to be out as soon as this week, according to...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2018 file photo, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen speaks during a roundtable on immigration policy with President Donald Trump at Morrelly Homeland Security Center, in Bethpage, N.Y. President Donald Trump has soured on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and she is expected to leave her job as soon as this week. That’s according to two people who spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 13, 2018 - 7:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shakeup as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, but it is unclear who is going and who is staying. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was thought to be out as soon as this week, according to...
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Deputy National Security Adviser Mira Ricardel, right, watches as President Donald Trump arrives for a Diwali ceremonial lighting of the Diya in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, in Washington. In an extraordinary move, first lady Melania Trump is publicly calling for the dismissal of Ricardel. After reports circulated that the president had decided to remove Ricardel, the first lady’s spokeswoman issued a statement saying: “It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House.” Ricardel is national security adviser John Bolton’s deputy. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
November 13, 2018 - 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an extraordinary move, Melania Trump called publicly Tuesday for the deputy national security adviser to be dismissed. After reports circulated Tuesday that President Donald Trump had decided to remove Mira Ricardel from her post at the National Security Council, Stephanie...
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In this Oct. 31, 2018, photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, Master Sgt. Matt Conn, a loadmaster with the 21st Airlift Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., directs an Army HMMWV into a C-17 Globemaster III at Ft. Knox, Ky., to assist Department of Homeland Security along the southwest border. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has left no doubt his top priority as leader of the military is making it more “lethal” _ better at war and more prepared for it. And yet, nothing about the military’s new mission at the U.S.-Mexico border advances that goal. (Airman First Class Daniel A. Hernandez/U.S. Air Force via AP)
November 01, 2018 - 4:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has left no doubt that his top priority as leader of the military is making it more "lethal" — better at war and more prepared for it — and yet nothing about the military's new mission at the U.S.-Mexico border advances that goal. Some argue it...
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October 31, 2018 - 6:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser warned U.S. adversaries on Wednesday that the U.S. is prepared to respond offensively to cyberattacks on the United States. John Bolton said that even before the administration released its cyber strategy last year, Trump had...
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