National Security

The National Intelligence Director: Over-Classification Undermines Democracy

The ongoing investigations into handling of sensitive documents by former presidents and vice presidents have brought potential problems with the classification system back into the spotlight. 

‘Tis the Season: Holiday Hang-Ups That Can Hurt Your Cleared Career

Gone are the days when you could get a little too merry and hope your employer would never know.

Social Media Monitoring in the Security Clearance Process

What – if anything – is the government considering in an online search of security clearance applicants?

TSA Wants to Automate ID Verification at Checkpoint Security

The agency is testing using facial recognition to verify passengers’ information with the information on record.

TikTok Is an 'Enormous Threat,' the Leader of the Senate Intelligence Committee Says

Sen. Warner said the U.S. regulators have a "huge mountain to climb" when it comes to reducing risks from the massively popular, China-owned social media app.

Deadly ‘Projectile’ in Poland Raises Tensions As Russian Strikes Pound Ukraine

AP says Russian missiles killed two on NATO territory, but Pentagon declines to corroborate report.

Republicans Want a Briefing to Find Out How Well (Or Not) Agencies Are Cooperating With the Afghanistan Watchdog

“Some of these allegations [about failure to provide information] are simply false,” said a State Department spokesperson.

Lawmaker Looks to Increase Congressional Oversight of Embassy Projects

A new bill comes in response to issues identified in the construction of a new embassy compound in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

The Pentagon Should Keep Better Tabs on IT Cybersecurity, Supply Chain Risks, GAO Says

The findings come as the Defense Department continues to increase its investment in information technology and cybersecurity year over year—a trend that could likely mean more scrutiny.

US to Train Ukrainians to Use Their New 155mm Howitzers

The donated artillery is expected to arrive within days—but there are reports that the Russian assault in the east is already starting.

NATO Ignores Zelenskyy’s Plea For 1% of Its Tanks, Jets

Alliance announces four new battlegroups as GOP calls for more direct aid to Ukraine.

The U.S. Mulls a Larger Permanent Force in Europe and Sends More Missiles to Ukraine

The U.S. and NATO will take a "hard look" at the European security footprint no matter how the Ukrainian fight goes, a U.S. official says.

It’s Time for a Protected Humanitarian Airlift into Lviv

Russia has no right to dictate who may fly into and out of Ukrainian airspace.

A Private Company Has Evacuated 6,500 People From Ukraine

Global Guardian is now evacuating Ukrainians who work for Western companies and their families.

Ukraine War Could Put Food Security on Pentagon’s Plate

Global leaders from UN to Congress warn low supplies, high prices could spark conflict elsewhere.