White House to Interview Defense Officials in Perceived Loyalty Test
Interviews with political appointees at the Pentagon raise fears of another purge.
Lawmakers Allege Egyptian Interference in Torture Suit
A House letter calls the arrests of an Egyptian American human rights advocate’s family a bid to “undermine” the U.S. judicial process.
White House Directed Hiring of Conspiracy Theorist Over Pentagon Objections
The White House wants fired National Security Council aide Rich Higgins hired for a senior Defense position.
House Democrats Jockey for Foreign Affairs Committee Gavel
It’s another battle between centrists and progressives that could have big implications for U.S. foreign policy, especially on Israel.
Republicans Demand Trump Answer on Alleged Russian Bounties
If the leaked U.S. intelligence reporting is verified, Republicans in Congress say President Trump needs to take swift action to hold Russia accountable.
Trump Mulls Ending Heads-Up to Congress on U.S. Weapons Sales
Administration officials say they are tired of regular efforts by Capitol Hill to review arms exports to Saudi Arabia and other nations.
Democrats Face Foreign-Policy Reckoning in New York Race
Powerful House committee leader Eliot Engel confronts a progressive challenge that has split the Democratic Party.
Top Trump Pentagon Nominee Walks Back Offensive Tweets
Anthony Tata says he retracts his 2018 tweets calling former President Barack Obama a “terrorist leader.”
Anguished by America’s Decline, More Foreign-Policy Wonks Run for Office
More national security experts are running for Congress in 2020 than in most past elections.
Fired State Watchdog Confirms Ongoing Investigation Into Pompeo and His Wife
In an interview with Congress, Linick says he was looking into private taxpayer-funded dinners at the department, among other probes.
U.S. Falters in Bid to Replace Chinese Rare Earths
Despite new legislation, Washington won’t be delivering critical minerals needed for defense, high tech, and energy.
Pompeo’s State Department Faces Yet a New Oversight Battle With Capitol Hill
Democrats say the State Department is withholding information on diversity from Congress based on the claim it is “non-publicly available” information.
Congress Asks for New Social Distancing Rules on U.S. Warships
A top Democrat wants the CDC to draw up fresh rules to stop the spread of the coronavirus after an outbreak sidelined an aircraft carrier in Guam.
Key Nominees Sit in Limbo as Trump Grapples with Senate
U.S. scrambling to fill major posts addressing the coronavirus pandemic and economic aid.
Pandemic Stymies Congressional Check on Trump’s Foreign Policy
Public hearings and classified briefings are another political casualty in the age of contagion.
After Death of U.S. Citizen, State Department Floats Slashing Egypt Aid
The United States continues sending military aid to Egypt despite its worsening human rights situation. Could the death of a detained American change that?
Democrats Push Back on Sanctions, Citing Coronavirus Fears
They want waivers to speed medical supplies and humanitarian aid to Iran and other sanctioned nations hit hard by the pandemic.
U.S. Citizens Abroad Frustrated by Lack of Help From Embassies Amid Pandemic
Democratic lawmakers express “urgent concern” to Pompeo about failure to assist with flights and information.
Fears Mount as Trump Administration Guts USAID’s Iraq Presence
A senior lawmaker fears drastically reduced U.S. diplomatic and aid footprint could pave the way for Islamic State comeback.