Security Brief: Shutdown, Rinse and Repeat; Acting SecDef Lands in Afghanistan
Washington prepares for a week of budget negotiations as another shutdown looms.
Security Brief: Trump Wants to Keep an Eye on Iran From Iraq; Bolton’s Arms Treaty Kill List
Trump’s plan for a continuing U.S. troop presence draws Iraqi backlash.
Security Brief: Afghan Peace Talks Take Step Forward; The 5G Race With China
American and Taliban negotiators agree to a framework for peace deal, and Washington pushes allies to ban Chinese telecom equipment.
Security Brief: The Mueller Scoop That Wasn’t; McGurk Speaks Out
Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued a rare statement disputing reporting on his investigation, and Trump's former envoy to the anti-Islamic State coalition speaks out.
Security Brief: Trump, Russia Bombshells Shake Washington; Prepping for War with Iran
The FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation targeting the president, Trump seized notes from talks with Putin, and the White House requested military options on Iran.
Security Brief: Pentagon Exodus Continues After Mattis’s Departure
Senior officials head for the exits at Defense Department, Trump walks back Syria withdrawal plans, American Islamic State fighters captured, North Korea turns toward coal.
Security Brief: The Shutdown Showdown; Negotiating with the Taliban
Catch up on everything you need to know about the looming shutdown over President Trump’s border wall, a planned Monday meeting of U.S. and Taliban officials in the UAE, Amazon’s Russia connections, and more.
Security Brief: Kelly Is Out but No Replacement in Sight; Milley Set to Replace Dunford
John Kelly’s departure as White House chief of staff marks the beginning of a turbulent new era for Trump.
Security Brief: Khashoggi Report Hangs Over Talks at Reagan Defense Forum; Mattis Accuses Putin of Election Meddling
Dispatch from the Reagan National Defense Forum, UK Defense Minister on Russia’s arms treaty violation, remembering George H.W. Bush.
Security Brief: Stand-Off in the Kerch Strait; Chaos and Tear Gas at the Border
A stand-off in the Kerch Strait marks a new phase in an undeclared war between Russia and Ukraine, the caravan arrives in Tijuana, U.S. troops are now authorized to use lethal force against migrants, if necessary, and more.
Security Brief: The Generals’ Pentagon; Dispatch from Halifax
DOD civilians feel they no longer have a seat at the table, lawmakers and officials let loose at Halifax, dueling price tags on Space Force, and more.
Security Brief: Yemen Refueling Halt Won’t Satisfy Critics; Israeli Covert Operation Exposed
Critics urge the Trump administration to do more to end the violence in Yemen, a covert Israeli operation into Gaza turns deadly, China reveals the missiles on its J-20 stealth fighter jet, and more.
Security Brief: Watching for Election Meddling in Midterms; Iran Sanctions Return
Everything you need to know about how influence operations against the election are strangely quiet and how Washington is struggling to implement its pressure campaign against Tehran.
Security Brief: ‘Fighting Hate Is Everyone’s Job’; Bolton’s Whisper Campaign
A Q&A with the head of the humanitarian group suspected Tree of Life attacker Robert Bowers was obsessed with, John Bolton tries to ice out key members of Trump’s Cabinet, the Pentagon’s cyber campaign to protect the midterm elections, and more.
Saudi Khashoggi Claims Fall Flat; Riyadh Blindsided; Bolton in Moscow
Everything you need to know about Saudi Arabia’s claim that Khashoggi was killed during a fight inside its Istanbul consulate, the Trump administration’s decision to pull out of a major arms treaty, a new strategy for the war in Syria, and more.
Security Brief: Beginning of the End for Mattis; Khashoggi Strains U.S.-Saudi Alliance; Brunson Comes Home
Everything you need to know about Trump’s ‘60 Minutes’ interview, Ankara’s sudden decision to release American pastor Andrew Brunson, Hurricane Michael’s trail of destruction at a major Florida air force base, and more.
Security Brief: Spy Chip Allegations and Pence Drag Down U.S-China Relations
A new report alleges that China hacked a widely used piece of computer hardware equipment, the White House blames Beijing for the decline of the defense industrial base, Pompeo visits North Korea, what to see at AUSA, and more.
Security Brief: SECDEF’s China Trip Cancelled Amid Rising Tensions; Payday for Boeing
Catch up on everything you need to know about growing tensions between the United States and China, the Pentagon’s mad rush to award major defense contracts before the end of the fiscal year, the F-35 fighter jet’s first crash, and more.
Security Brief: North Korea, Iran Take Center Stage at UNGA
Catch up on everything you need to know about South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s big week, the U.S.-European clash on Iran, highlights from a massive gathering of top Air Force brass near Washington, and more.
Security Brief: Russia Wraps Vostok Exercise; Taliban Experiments With Governance
Catch up on everything you need to know about Russian military exercises, a Taliban experiment in governance, and a South Korean diplomatic offensive.