Category: <span>Congress</span>

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Time for Rethinking: U.S. National Security in an Age of Insurrection 

Time for Rethinking: U.S. National Security in an Age of Insurrection 

Jon Bateman, assistant to Gen. Joseph Dunford, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says the US intelligence must rethink the idea of “national security,” in the wake of the failed January 6 coup. “Many national security challenges are simply not as pressing as our dire need for domestic renewal,” Bateman writes. The U.S ...

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In the Face of the Fascist Threat, an Epic US Intelligence Failure

In the Face of the Fascist Threat, an Epic US Intelligence Failure

The failed coup of January 6, writes journalist Joe Conason, “illuminated the national landscape like a flash of lightning. It is now clear even to those who have pretended otherwise that Trump himself represents a grave danger to national security.” And yet as this danger gathered, U.S. domestic intelligence agencies–namely  the Department of Homeland Security...

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Democrats Call for Declassifying ‘Outside Threats’ after Briefing by Trump Officials 

Democrats Call for Declassifying ‘Outside Threats’ after Briefing by Trump Officials 

The committee was briefed by Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of U.S. Cyber Command and the director of the National Security Agency, and Kenneth Rapuano, assistant secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Global Security, on the Pentagon’s cybersecurity efforts to secure the Nov. 3 election. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), a member of the Senate Armed...

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The Origins of the Ukraine Conspiracy Theory

The Origins of the Ukraine Conspiracy Theory

It all began with Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, now serving a seven-year prison sentence for bank fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, acting as an unregistered foreign agent, false statements, and witness tampering. Now Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is promoting Manafort’s defense of his felonious behavior: I was looking for the Democratic National...