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White House senior advisor Jared Kushner at a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Nov. 9 in Beijing, China. (Thomas Peter-Pool/Getty Images)

How Jared Kushner’s Newspaper Became a Favorite Outlet for WikiLeaks Election Hacks

The New York Observer, owned by Trump’s son-in-law, was a friendly outlet for the 2016 Russian hackers.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee Nov. 14 in Washington, D.C. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

I Spent 5 Hours With Jeff Sessions So You Didn’t Have To

Hillary Clinton doesn’t have to worry about a special prosecutor, and three other takeaways from the Attorney General’s latest Congressional testimony.

A U.S. soldier in Baghdad, Iraq on Oct. 25, 2009. (Muhannad Fala'ah/Getty Images)

Israel Is Growing Increasingly Worried About the Trump Administration

As Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Russia rush to fill the vacuum of leadership in the Middle East, the United States is AWOL.

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Wikimedia Commons)

Babylon Revisited: Melancholy Thoughts After a Short Trip to Washington, D.C.

As a young reporter in political Washington in the late 1980s, I noticed that there was a type of person who thrived in the driven, transactional environment of the capital.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis talks with South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo in the Demilitarized Zone on October 27. (Jeon Heon-Kyun-Pool/Getty Images)

SitRep: Pentagon Officials Open To Talks With North Korea

U.S. taking eye off South China Sea, Navy searching for way to 355 ships, Pentagon experimenting with new missile defenses

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Porter, Donald Cook, Carney, and Ross at Naval Station Rota, Spain on June 13. (U.S. Navy)

Navy Is Still Searching For A Plan To Reach A 355-Ship Fleet

It’s been over a year since Trump promised dozens more warships.

Russia ambassador Vassily Nebenzia vetoes Syria chemical weapons resolution on October 24, 2017. (Timothy Clary/ AFP/Getty Images)

Russia Vetoes U.N. Effort to Finger Those Responsible for Syrian Chemical Weapons Attacks

Nikki Haley warns U.S. is prepared to use military to enforce prohibition on Syrian chemical weapons use.

Rational Security on The E.R. tackles DMs and democracy.

Rational Security on The E.R.: The “DMs on the DL” Edition

Does democracy go down in the DMs? The folks at Lawfare discuss.

President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping arrive at a state dinner in Beijing, China on November 9. (Thomas Peter - Pool/Getty Images)

SitRep: China Says No Deal With Trump on Military Exercises

Former SecDefs reject Trump tax bill, Army secretary finally moves in

(Left to right) Subcommittee ranking member Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) speaks as Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) looks on during a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing titled 'Extremist Content and Russian Disinformation Online' on Capitol Hill, Oct. 31, in Washington, D.C. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Where’s the 9/11 Commission for Russia’s Election Attack?

It’s about far more than tech companies and targeted ads. A whole of government response is needed to make sure this never happens again.

The logo of news website BuzzFeed is seen on a computer screen in Washington on March 25, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM

Russian Billionaire Files Application Seeking Testimony of British Spy Behind Trump Dossier

Documents filed in a British court are the latest move in a complex international legal battle.

Then-presidential candidate Donald Trump during the Republican National Convention on July 21, in Cleveland, Ohio. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

America Will Survive Trump, but It Won’t Ever Be the Same

One year after his election, the president has done more, and less, damage than feared.

Voters cast their ballots at voting booths at PS198M The Straus School on Nov. 8, 2016 in New York City, New York. (Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Happy Anniversary to America’s Most Corrupted Election

It’s never too late to make sure future votes are secure from foreign interference. Here’s how.

A Syrian man holds the Iranian flag as a convoy carrying aid provided by Iran arrives in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor on Sept. 20. (Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images)

Does Trump Realize That His New Iran Strategy Could Suffer a Fatal Blow in Syria?

Without a plan for countering Iranian and Russian interests in Eastern Syria, the administration could find itself in a very bad place in the Middle East.

The logo of news website BuzzFeed is seen on a computer screen in Washington on March 25, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM

DNC Subpoenaed in ‘Dossier’ Lawsuit

Media organization being sued by Russian billionaire tries a new tactic.

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