National security

Copies of the memos written by former FBI Director James Comey are photographed in Washington, Thursday, April 19, 2018. President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, according to memos maintained by Comey and obtained by The Associated Press. The 15 pages of documents contain new details about a series of interactions that Comey had with Trump in the weeks before his May 2017 firing. Those encounters include a White House dinner at which Comey says Trump asked him for his loyalty. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 20, 2018 - 12:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian...
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April 17, 2018 - 7:33 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A black former Minnesota FBI counterterrorism agent pleaded guilty Tuesday to leaking classified documents to a reporter, saying in a statement that he knew it was illegal but felt he had to act against a culture in the bureau that often treats minority communities with...
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FILE - In this June 22, 2016 file photo, Border Patrol agent Eduardo Olmos walks near the secondary fence separating Tijuana, Mexico, background, and San Diego in San Diego. California has rejected the federal government's initial plans for National Guard troops to the border because the work is considered too closely tied to immigration enforcement. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
April 16, 2018 - 9:20 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday that California Gov. Jerry Brown rejected terms of the National Guard's initial deployment to the Mexican border, but a state official said nothing was decided. "The governor determined that what we asked for is unsupportable, but we will have...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2018, file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron, right, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel speak at a news conference in Brussels. The future of the landmark Iran nuclear deal hangs in the balance and its survival may depend on the unlikely success of last-minute European interventions with President Donald Trump. Macron and Merkel are to visit Washington separately later in April and will likely be the last foreign leaders invested in the deal to see Trump ahead of his mid-May deadline for the accord to be strengthened. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, File)
April 16, 2018 - 12:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The future of the landmark Iran nuclear deal hangs in the balance and its survival may depend on the unlikely success of last-minute European interventions with President Donald Trump. French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are to visit Washington...
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Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko arrives for a press conference at his residence in London, Friday, April 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
April 13, 2018 - 11:53 am
LONDON (AP) — Russian intelligence agencies monitored the emails of former spy Sergei Skripal's daughter Yulia for at least five years before the two were poisoned, Britain's national security adviser said in a letter made public Friday. Mark Sedwill made the assertion in a letter to NATO Secretary...
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U.S Ambassador to Niger, Eric P. Whitaker, centre, and Niger's Minister of Defense Kalla Moutari, stand with other government officials for a photograph during an open annual counter-terror exercise in Niamey, Niger, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Six months after the deaths of U.S. soldiers in Niger led to questions about the military's presence in the West African nation, the U.S. special operations command in Africa on Wednesday opened its annual counter-terror exercise in the face of a growing extremist threat. (AP Photo/Carley Petesch)
April 13, 2018 - 5:16 am
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Even as Islamic State group fighters flee the Middle East and cause fear across Africa's Sahel region it is al-Qaida that poses the more serious long-term threat, the U.S. military's special operations commander in Africa said in an interview with The Associated Press. Speaking...
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In this April 9, 2018 photo, National security adviser John Bolton listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington. Bolton held talks Thursday with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts, as the U.S. gears up for an unprecedented summit with North Korea. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
April 12, 2018 - 4:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick to be America's top diplomat is playing down expectations for a breakthrough deal on ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program at a planned summit with the North's leader. Mike Pompeo, the current CIA director, told members of the Senate Foreign...
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FILE - In this July 31, 2013, file photo, Pardeep Kaleka, left, and Arno Michaelis show what remains of tattoos on their palms at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wis. A year earlier a white supremacist shot and killed six temple members, including Kaleka's father. Michaelis, a former skinhead leader, reached out to Kaleka after the shooting and the pair formed an unlikely alliance to carry a message of peace throughout Milwaukee. Five years after the temple shooting and the Boston Marathon bombings, federally funded community programs to prevent similar attacks by homegrown extremists are barely underway and face an uncertain future. Michaelis, said that if such efforts had been around in the Milwaukee area in the 1980s and '90s, he might have left the white supremacist movement much sooner. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
April 12, 2018 - 4:09 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Five years after two brothers who had been living in America for about a decade bombed the Boston Marathon, federally funded community programs to prevent attacks by homegrown extremists are barely underway and face an uncertain future. Those projects, which grew out of a strategy...
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April 12, 2018 - 11:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Another top National Security Council staffer is leaving the White House as new National Security Adviser John Bolton makes his mark. Deputy national security adviser Ricky Waddell will be exiting the administration, said two administration officials with knowledge of the decision...
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In this Aug. 6, 2014 photo released by the U.S. Department of Defense, Hondura's President Juan Orlando Hernandez, left, listens to U.S. Marine Gen. John Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, during Hernandez's official visit to the command's headquarters in Miami, Florida. From late 2012 to early 2016, Kelly forged close ties with Honduran military and security chiefs, even as colleagues elsewhere in the Obama administration raised concerns about links between drug trafficking and high-ranking officials in the Honduran government, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press and interviews with more than 20 former State Department, Defense Department, Drug Enforcement Agency and national security officials who worked closely with Kelly, as well as human rights activists, former Honduran officials and academics. (Juan Chiari/U.S. Department of Defense via AP)
April 12, 2018 - 11:04 am
DORAL, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly came to Congress in March 2015 with some good news from Honduras, a country where good news is often hard to find. As leader of the U.S. military's Southern Command, he had been playing an important role in America's push to stop the flow of...
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