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Krishnadev Calamur is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees news coverage. He is a former editor and reporter at NPR and the author of Murder in Mumbai.
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Questions for the Senate Hearing on Russian Hacking

January 5, 2017 Senior intelligence officials will testify Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) about foreign cyberthreats to the U.S. Much of the testimony is likely to focus on what role Russia had in the U.S. election. U.S. intelligence officials say Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee and others in an...

Questions at the Senate Hearing on Russian Hacking

January 5, 2017 FROM NEXTGOV arrow What’s the latest? Senior intelligence officials will testify this morning before the Senate Armed Services Committee about foreign cyberthreats to the U.S. Much of the testimony is likely to focus on what role Russia had in the U.S. election. U.S. intelligence officials say Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee and...

'There Should Be No Further Releases From Gitmo,' Trump Says

January 3, 2017 President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly issued announcements and proposals over Twitter, both during the presidential election and the transition period. Trump has made a habit of issuing 140-character statements, often late at night, that can drive the national conversation. Incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has promised that the...

What We Know About the Syrian Ceasefire Announced by Putin

December 29, 2016 Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday the Syrian government and rebels opposed to President Bashar al-Assad have reached a ceasefire to end the fighting in the more-than-five-year civil war. Here’s what we know so far about the agreement—and its potential implications: Who is involved? The Syrian government and, according to...

Trump Makes It Official: It's Rex Tillerson for State

December 13, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump ended days of speculation and nominated Rex Tillerson, the Exxon Mobil CEO, to be his secretary of state. Tillerson, a longtime Exxon executive, has no political or diplomatic experience, but he is known to be close to Russia, where President Vladimir Putin awarded him the Order of...

Trump Picks Governor Nikki Haley to Be U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

November 23, 2016 South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, the daughter of Indian immigrants who rose to national prominence following her actions after last year’s shooting at a black church in Charleston, is President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Haley, a Republican who would be Trump’s...

Donald Trump's Choice for National Security Adviser Has One Priority: Combatting 'Radical Islamic Terrorism'

November 18, 2016 Michael Flynn, the retired Army lieutenant general and former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) whom Donald Trump has picked to be his national security adviser, is known for his long and distinguished military career, his unceremonious exit from the DIA, and for his controversial views on Islam, torture,...

Donald Trump's Denial of His Reported Remarks on the Balkans

October 13, 2016 Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, is denying remarks attributed to his campaign that he called the bombing of Serbia in the 1990s “a mistake.” “Mr. Trump never gave an interview to the Serbian weekly magazine Nedeljnikasas falsely reported by the discredited Newsweek, nor was such an interview conducted through...

14 Days in Solitary for Chelsea Manning

September 23, 2016 A prison disciplinary board in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, has sentenced Chelsea Manning to 14 days in solitary confinement for her suicide attempt in July and for possessing a book deemed prohibited, the transgender soldier and her attorney said on Twitter. I was convicted of "Conduct Which Threatens" for my suicide...

The FBI's Impersonation of an AP Editor

September 16, 2016 The Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General says no rules were violated when an FBI agent posed as an editor for The Associated Press in 2007 while investigating bomb threats near Seattle. In a report released Thursday, the watchdog said: We found that Department and FBI policies in effect...