Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard issued a dire warning to the American people on Tuesday, expressing concern that "domestic enemies" of the United States, in the national security community and Big Tech industry, are plotting to create a "police state" in America. Gabbard, who served as the U.S. representative for Hawaii's 2nd Congressional District from 2013Continue reading "Tulsi Gabbard labels Adam Schiff, John Brennan as 'domestic enemies' of the US"
As one American university after another suspended research ties with Huawei for its alleged ties to Chinese espionage, MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte offered a full-throttle defense of the company. "Don't ban Huawei," read a May 2019 column published under Negroponte's name. "The U.S. should collaborate with leading technology companies and their research labs,Continue reading "Huawei Ghostwrote Op-Ed for MIT Scholar"
The Biden administration plans to extend a nuclear arms-control treaty with Russia for five years despite Russia's attempts to work around the treaty. The New START treaty, signed in 2010, limits the deployment of certain kinds of nuclear arms for both Russia and the United States. Recent Stories in National Security Biden Plans to ExtendContinue reading "Biden Plans to Extend Nuke Agreement With Russia for Five Years"
The International Ice Hockey Federation pulled its 2021 championship series from Belarus after a pressure campaign from a bipartisan coalition of American lawmakers and international businesses wary of negative publicity. The hockey federation was scheduled to hold its world championship later this year in Belarus despite mass human rights abuses by contested president Alexander Lukashenko,Continue reading "Hockey Federation Pulls Championship From Belarus Over Political Unrest"
During the Cold War, Moscow's Znamya Truda (Banner of Labor) Aircraft Plant No. 30 was one of the prime intelligence-gathering targets for defense attachés at the U.S. embassy. These officers, who monitored the plant's production, would regularly rise from their beds in the middle of the night. Their mission: Try and snap furtive photographs asContinue reading "The Vanishing Act That is Russian Airspace"
The Chinese government announced sanctions on former secretary of state Mike Pompeo, former national security adviser Robert O’Brien, and over 20 other figures from the Trump administration as they left office Wednesday. The Chinese foreign ministry released a statement minutes after noon EST on Wednesday—the official end of the Trump presidency—citing policy actions taken byContinue reading "China Sanctions Pompeo, Senior Trump Officials as Biden Takes Office"
The Biden administration on Wednesday reversed a change to the U.S. ambassador to Israel's Twitter account name to read, "the official Twitter account of the U.S. Ambassador to Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza" after a Washington Free Beacon report highlighting the shift. For a time on Wednesday, the official Twitter feed for the U.S.Continue reading "Biden Reverses on Change to U.S. Ambassador to Israel Twitter Name to Include West Bank and Gaza"
President-elect Joe Biden's defense secretary nominee, Lloyd Austin, dodged questions from senators about how he would update America's nuclear weapons as China and Russia increase their own stockpiles. Republicans grilled Austin at a Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday on how the Biden administration would work to upgrade America's dated nuclear arsenal. Sens. Deb Fischer (Neb.), Jim Inhofe (Okla.),Continue reading "Biden’s Pentagon Pick Dodges Questions on Nuclear Arsenal at Senate Hearing"
The Department of Justice charged a political scientist and frequent contributor to left-leaning foreign policy publications and mainstream newspapers with acting as an unregistered agent for Iran, according to an announcement from federal prosecutors. Using the guise of a free-thinking academic, Kaveh Lotfolah Afrasiabi has since 2007 been pushing regime propaganda in publications including the NewContinue reading "Iranian Regime Booster Charged With Lobbying for Tehran"
Outgoing secretary of state Mike Pompeo made the determination Wednesday that China is committing genocide and crimes against humanity because of its systematic oppression of its Uighur population. The State Department says the Chinese government has systematically imprisoned, oppressed, and committed genocide against the Uighur population, an ethnic minority group that has been forced intoContinue reading "China Committing Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, State Department Says"