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.
Security Brief: Pentagon Draws Up ‘Options’ for Striking Assad; Trump Expands CIA’s Drone Mission in Africa
Catch up on everything you need to know about a possible military strike against Assad, the expansion of the CIA’s shadowy drone mission against militants in Africa under Trump, and all the latest from North Korea.
Security Brief: Sticking Points at Historic U.S.-India Talks; Making the Carrier Great Again?
Catch up on everything you need to know about the inaugural U.S.-India ministerial dialogue in New Delhi this week, the U.S. Navy’s big step toward building a new unmanned tanker, and more.
Security Brief: Reality on the Ground in Afghanistan; Senate Loses a ‘Lion’
Catch up on everything you need to know about the forever war in Afghanistan, the legacy of Sen. John McCain, North Korea’s reaction to Trump’s latest tweet, and more.
Security Brief: Trump Cancels Military Parade; Erik Prince Reups Plan to Privatize Afghan War
Catch up on everything you need to know about Trump’s $92 million military parade, the Blackwater founder’s proposal to privatize the war in Afghanistan, North Korea’s demands for a declaration to end the Korean War, and more.
Security Brief: What Trump’s Space Force Will and Won’t Do; U.S. Sanctions Rattle Markets, Allies
Catch up on everything you need to know about Trump’s Space Force, the impact of powerful new White House sanctions on Russia, Turkey and Iran, an interview with U.S. Central Command chief Gen. Joseph Votel, and more.
Security Brief: Korean War Remains ‘Believed to be American’; Cutting Deals with al Qaeda
Catch up on everything you need to know about the credibility of the Korean War remains turned over by North Korea, deal-making with al Qaeda in Yemen, Russia’s proposal to cooperate with the United States on rebuilding Syria, and more.
Security Brief: Trump and Putin Meet in Helsinki; High-Flying News From a Big British Air Show; U.S. Army Steps into the Future
Catch up on everything you need to know about the Trump-Putin meeting, big air shows in Europe, and other top news.