Trump, Perry propose a lifeline for coal and nuclear sectors that critics say is unnecessary and would be harmful

Jun 5, 2018
The latest directive would allow the Energy Department to use a complex wartime law in the interest of national security.

How economic security is national security for Trump

Apr 10, 2018
Many trading partners see that core administration belief as a thinly veiled cover for protectionism.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with senior military leaders at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Monday. On his right is new National Security Advisor John Bolton.

Securing "soft targets" can be costly, financially and emotionally

Oct 4, 2017
What do we do now? This is one of many questions being asked by hotels, restaurants, festival organizers and anybody responsible for places people gather. Security at large events and in heavy traffic areas is already tougher than it used to be, with methods to limit the risks of active shooters, cars ramming into crowds […]

How the FBI is functioning on the ground, even as leadership shifts

Jul 14, 2017
“We have not missed a beat, we won’t miss a beat," says the Phoenix bureau's agent in charge.
Michael DeLeon is special agent in charge of the FBI Phoenix division.
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Can the U.S.-Mexico relationship be saved?

Feb 23, 2017
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly are in Mexico for talks. They will be covering a variety of topics from security to trade, but most of all, they’ll be trying to smooth over what are now very fraught relations between the two countries. There’s a whole lot at stake.  Click the […]

James Mattis as Defense Secretary? One national security expert disagrees

Dec 2, 2016
Dr. Erin Simpson respects Mattis, but doesn’t think he’s a good fit for Defense Secretary.
BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - NOVEMBER 19: (L to R) President-elect Donald Trump speaks as he stands with retired United States Marine Corps general James Mattis after their meeting at Trump International Golf Club, November 19, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration.

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