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  • Candidates poised for classified briefings despite spy agency worries over Trump

    07/28/2016 7:20:28 PM PDT · by Innovative · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 28, 2016 | Greg Miller
    U.S. spy agencies are preparing to deliver a classified briefing to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, the nation’s intelligence director said Thursday, despite deep unease among many spy officials with the real estate mogul’s pro-Russian rhetoric. National Intelligence Director James R. Clapper Jr. indicated that Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton are eligible to receive intelligence briefings within days of the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention.
  • US 'spy plane' makes emergency landing in Russia after 'problem with its landing gear'

    07/28/2016 8:22:39 AM PDT · by orchestra · 81 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/28/2016 | Will Stewart
    A United States 'spy plane' has made an emergency landing in eastern Russia, it has emerged today. The surveillance Boeing OC-135B aircraft was flying a mission over Siberia as allowed under the Treaty on Open Skies when it reported a problem with its landing gear. The unarmed plane made an emergency landing at Khabarovsk airport, but a military source in Russia has questioned whether the technical glitch was genuine.
  • Hillary DOESN'T WANT PEOPLE to see this before the election.

    07/28/2016 7:46:39 AM PDT · by maggief · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 27, 2016
    Hillary really doesn't want people to see this before the election. Our national security jeopardy because of her.
  • Krauthammer’s Take: Trump’s Russia Comment ‘Set a Trap That the Clinton Campaign Fell Into’

    07/27/2016 7:39:30 PM PDT · by randita · 66 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/27/16 | NR Staff
    Krauthammer’s Take: Trump’s Russia Comment ‘Set a Trap That the Clinton Campaign Fell Into’ NR STAFF July 27, 2016 7:47 PM Charles Krauthammer said tonight that the Clinton campaign contradicted itself by calling Donald Trump’s request for Russia to locate Hillary’s missing e-mails a threat to national security: Well, that was his parting shot, and it was a clever thing to plant, because it is an issue. But I do think there was something about his reference to Russia that, whether planned or not, was extremely clever. I’m not the first to point out that it set a trap that...
  • Donald Trump Just Got Hillary Clinton To Admit Her E-mails Are A ‘National Security Issue’

    07/27/2016 12:01:26 PM PDT · by Mariner · 140 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 27th, 2016 | By Sean Davis
    "This has gone from being a curiosity, and a matter of politics, to being a national security issue." After taunting Hillary Clinton by asking Russian hackers to release 30,000 e-mails she deleted, Donald Trump finally forced Clinton’s campaign to admit that her unsanctioned e-mail server scheme was a “national security issue.”
  • Clinton practically handed her email password to the Russians

    07/26/2016 8:52:52 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 62 replies
    NY POST ^ | July 25, 2016 | John Crudele
    The Russians didn’t hack into Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail server, as others have reported, according to a very reliable source of mine who has connections with US intelligence agencies. They didn’t have to. Clinton was so careless when using her BlackBerry that the Russians stole her password. All Russian President Vladimir Putin’s gang had to do was log into Clinton’s account and read whatever they wanted. They had to be laughing their butts off. So you can add the Russians to the list of people who know bad and personal things about Clinton that the Democrats will wish remain hidden....
  • Lessons: As US Debates Refugee Policy, Germany Suffers Three Attacks in Three Days

    07/26/2016 9:11:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Guy Benson
    Some commentators are scratching their heads over how Donald Trump could have earned a polling bump out of Cleveland, in light of its various mishaps and controversies (which the Democrats are working to match and surpass) -- and especially after such a dark and foreboding acceptance speech. The reason we predicted he'd get that bounce is because the public mood is dark. We see that reality reflected in national polling week after week. And we see its roots and causes playing out in headlines across the globe. In Germany over this past weekend alone, there were three terrible attacks -- two of which were...
  • The Hostage Air Base – and Its Hydrogen Bombs

    07/20/2016 11:00:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 144 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 20, 2016 | Stephen D. Bryen and Shoshana Bryen
    The United States runs its air operations against ISIS in Iraq from Incirlik Air Base in Turkey. The base, used by other NATO forces as well, is not American. It is Turkish, and the U.S. needs government permission to fly from there. Since the 15 July coup attempt in Ankara, U.S. forces at Incirlik are essentially hostages to the Turkish government. The Turkish base commander and his aides have been arrested; U.S. personnel are confined to base; outside power has been cut off; and while the U.S. has been permitted to resume operations over Iraq and Syria, it is working...
  • U.S. ordered to lower Navy sonar levels to protect whales

    07/16/2016 4:02:49 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 35 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 16, 2016 | Bob Egelko
    U.S. officials have wrongly allowed the Navy to use sonar at levels that could harm whales and other marine mammals in the world’s oceans, a federal appeals court in San Francisco has ruled. The decision Friday by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals would scale back the Navy’s use of low-frequency sonar in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans and the Mediterranean Sea under authority that was granted in 2012.
  • Obama never met with his Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency

    07/14/2016 8:15:17 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 14, 2016 | Rick Moran
    Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn has spent 33 years in the intel business and was appointed to two key positions by President Obama; deputy director of national intelligence and the director of the defense intelligence agency. He is currently being considered as a running mate for Donald Trump. But in the four years that Flynn served in the Obama administration, he was never summoned to a meeting with the president nor ever asked for his views on any issue.
  • Ernst to deliver GOP convention speech focusing on national security Monday

    07/12/2016 8:56:01 PM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 7/12/2016 | James Lynch
    Other GOP elected officials may be avoiding the Republican National Convention later this month, but Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst sees an opening night speech as an opportunity “to give Iowans a voice on the national stage.” “Right now, Iowans are pretty darned frustrated — just like when I ran for election,” said Ernst, whose 2014 campaign caught fire with a “Make ’em Squeal” promise to cut federal spending. National security is to be her focus when she addresses the Cleveland convention on Monday, July 18. “There’s a real pushback against the failed policies we have right now,” Ernst said Tuesday....
  • Trump Eyeing Gingrich for National Security Position

    07/11/2016 4:57:15 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 43 replies
    Even if Donald Trump does not pick Newt Gingrich as his running mate, the former U.S. House Speaker may still have a job in the billionaire's administration. Trump is considering picking Gingrich for a top national security post should he be elected president, according to two people familiar with the the candidate's thinking. A longtime backer of Trump's campaign, Gingrich was added to the short list of vice presidential candidates in May. While Trump could still ask Gingrich to join the ticket, his focus has narrowed in recent days to Indiana Governor Mike Pence and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie,...
  • At least 2,079 Clinton emails contain classified material (2/29/2016)

    07/03/2016 10:03:03 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 16 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | Feb 29, 2016 | Anita Kumar
    At least 2,079 emails that Hillary Clinton sent or received contained classified material, according to the State Department’s final update from its review of more than 30,000 emails.
  • Eight Reasons Why We Face a National Security Problem

    07/02/2016 8:08:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2016 | David Grantham
    John Kerry called the Istanbul airport attack a sign of desperation on the part of ISIS. The following observations suggest American leaders are the ones desperately clinging to failed strategies.1. Choosing symbolism over substance: Whether or not expressed explicitly, the administration demands uniformity of thought and diversity in appearance. As a result, upwards of 200 military officers have been “purged” for failing to acquiesce to a rudderless national security strategy that, among other things, subjects the military to costly and fruitless social engineering projects. A dangerous future awaits a country that diverts defense spending to that which offers no measurable...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton Scheduled To Meet With FBI On Saturday

    07/01/2016 10:41:20 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 209 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1:37 PM 07/01/2016 | Chuck Ross
    Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to meet Saturday with the FBI, a source close to the investigation into her private email server tells The Daily Caller. The source went on to suggest the interview may take place at her Washington, D.C. home. The bureau’s interview with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee is believed to be the final step in its investigation into the potential mishandling of classified information on Clinton’s private email server. Hundreds of now-classified documents — some of them “Top Secret” — were sent and received through Clinton’s private server, which she housed at her...
  • Obama Never Blamed for Bad Security

    06/22/2016 7:10:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Brent Bozell
    In the swing of the Trump wrecking crane, President Obama's approval ratings have risen above 50 percent. The media see greater appreciation for his "competence" in office -- but, why? In the wake of the Orlando attack it's easy to ask, "How competent would the media have made President George W. Bush appear if an Islamic terrorist shot up a gay nightclub in Florida eight years ago?" It seemed like every piece of bad news during the Bush years was somehow Bush's fault -- and proof of his incompetence. The media's attitude toward Bush was summed up in Bill Maher's...
  • Poll: After Orlando, Huge Spike in Voters’ Concerns About Security (Clinton 38 Trump 38 Johnson 10)

    06/20/2016 10:52:30 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 89 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | 6/20/2016 | Cameron Easley
    A new Morning Consult poll shows national security is back at the forefront of voters’ minds following the mass shooting in Orlando that left dozens dead and injured. In a national survey taken in the days after Omar Mateen’s attack on Pulse, a gay nightclub, almost three out of 10 voters (29 percent) said security was their top issue under consideration when casting their vote — a 10-point increase from a poll in early June. Similar spikes in voters’ concerns about national security were observed following the attacks in Paris, San Bernardino and Brussels. Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump...
  • Is Islamic Terror America's Future?

    06/17/2016 5:51:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    If the cliches hold -- nothing succeeds like success, the past is prologue -- this generation will not likely see an end to the jihadist terror that was on display at Pulse in Orlando on Sunday. For terrorism has proven to be among the most cost-effective and successful strategies of war that the world has ever seen. Consider. The 9/11 attacks involved 19 hijackers willing to crash airliners into four buildings: the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and the Capitol. So doing, those 19 altered the foreign policy of the United States. They drew the world's last superpower into...
  • Donald Trump's Full Speech on National Security/Hillary Clinton in Manchester, NH (6-13-16)

    06/15/2016 10:31:41 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 13 June 2016
    video 35:35
  • Who to Scapegoat? Guns or Muslims?

    06/14/2016 5:02:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    A terrorist shot and killed 49 innocent Americans in Orlando Sunday morning. After the carnage, the political food fight started. On the right, people fault Islamic extremism. When President Obama refuses to use the term "radical Islamic terrorism" that gives conservatives a chance to pounce. I know -- I've been one of them. We argue that if politicians aren't willing to use the term Islamic extremism, then they can't defeat it. It's true: You have to know who your enemy is, before you can vanquish your enemy. But using the right words is not a game-changer. Donald Trump drew water...
  • Horowitz: Donald Trump’s Speech Is a Game Changer

    06/13/2016 5:26:33 PM PDT · by detective · 82 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jun 2016 | David Horowitz
    Donald Trump’s speech on national security, which he delivered the day after the terrorist attack in Orlando, Florida, will change the dynamic of this election. The speech was specific, detailed, and on the money. Trump showed how strategic securing the border is, how important stopping immigration from terror zones like Syria is, and how deadly political correctness has become. Political correctness – which transforms the Islamic world, which has a lot to answer for, from aggressors into innocent victims – functions as a shield for Islamic terrorists, and handcuffs law-abiding citizens prompting them not to report suspicious activities by Muslims...
  • Trump Speech On Islam At St. Anselm College NH (MUST READ!!!)

    06/13/2016 2:13:53 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 91 replies
    Trump's Official Facebook Page ^ | 06/13/2016 | Donald J. Trump
    Trump at Saint Anselm College. 1 hr · DONALD J. TRUMP ADDRESSES TERRORISM, IMMIGRATION, AND NATIONAL SECURITY Thank you for joining me today. This was going to be a speech on Hillary Clinton and how bad a President, especially in these times of Radical Islamic Terrorism, she would be. Even her former Secret Service Agent, who has seen her under pressure and in times of stress, has stated that she lacks the temperament and integrity to be president. There will be plenty of opportunity to discuss these important issues at a later time, and I will deliver that speech soon....
  • Uh-Oh: Newly Released Email Was Marked Classified When It Hit Clinton's Server

    06/11/2016 5:27:31 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 42 replies
    PJMedia ^ | JUNE 10, 2016 | DEBRA HEINE
    Hillary Clinton has claimed from the very beginning of the email scandal that nothing she sent or received was marked classified at the time. *snip* Unfortunately for Hillary, the State Department today released an email from 2012 that totally contradicts her "fact." According to Catherine Herridge at Fox News, the email carries "a classified code known as a 'portion marking' - and that marking was on the email when it was sent directly to Clinton’s account." (Not retroactively, as the Clinton camp likes to claim.)
  • How Clinton Donor Got on Sensitive Intelligence Board

    06/10/2016 6:09:55 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 64 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2016 | Matthew Mosk Brian Ross CHO PARK
    Newly released State Department emails help reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no obvious experience in the field, a decision that appeared to baffle the department’s professional staff. The emails further reveal how, after inquiries from ABC News, the Clinton staff sought to “protect the name” of the Secretary, “stall” the ABC News reporter and ultimately accept the resignation of the donor just two days later. Copies of dozens of internal emails were provided to ABC News by the conservative political group Citizens United, which obtained...
  • Breaking: Report of the Task Force on National Security

    06/10/2016 5:50:14 AM PDT · by RightSideNews · 31 replies
    A Better Way ^ | June 10, 2016 | Paul Ryan
    ACHIEVING U.S. SECURITY THROUGH LEADERSHIP & LIBERTY June 9, 2016 better.gopThis document lays out the key themes and specific policy actions that should guide U.S. foreign policy and national security going forward.House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced a House Republican national security strategy that highlights national security including border security, overhauling the nation’s immigration system, interior immigration enforcement, and improved screening of admissions. Among other things the plan calls for developing the means to track illegal aliens within the U.S., detaining and removing criminal aliens and restoring overall immigration enforcement. The plan also slams President Obama for “utterly false...
  • US NATIONAL SECURITY AT STAKE IN ROCKET ENGINE DEBATE

    06/07/2016 10:09:46 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/07/16 | Megan Barth
    The nation cannot afford to simply put all of that critical intelligence gathering “on hold” for several years No matter which party wins the White House in November our next Commander in Chief will inherit a world far more unstable than at any point in recent history. From the rapid expansion of ISIS, to recent nuclear tests in North Korea, to the many problems in Afghanistan and Iraq, the very real threats to America and its allies have never been more evident. Roughly 150,000 U.S. troops are stationed in more than 150 countries around the world and they are the...
  • State Department: Don’t Ask Hillary Aides About Classified Info in Lawsuit

    04/06/2016 7:40:27 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 04/06/2016 | Shane Harris
    Lawyers object to any attempt to ask Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, and others about how information was handled—and are dead set against Clinton testifying. Lawyers for the State Department want to limit the types of questions that a watchdog group can ask former aides to Hillary Clinton, and potentially the former secretary of state herself, about her creation and use of a private email system while she was in office. The department asked a federal judge Tuesday night to grant “limited discovery” to Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group that wants to depose some of Clinton’s closest associates and staffers....
  • GOP rep: Trump’s Muslim ban ‘unconstitutional’

    06/03/2016 10:56:00 AM PDT · by McGruff · 109 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 03, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) on Friday said Donald Trump’s temporary ban on Muslim travel into the U.S. would not survive Constitutional scrutiny. “If I had to pick a particular position that would concern me the most, it would be the ban on Muslims,” Cole, a lawmaker close to GOP leadership, said Friday on MSNBC. "I think it’s clearly, you know, unconstitutional, it’s ill-advised, it would really hurt the U.S. “We need a lot of Muslim friends to deal with what we’re dealing with overseas, and we have some great Muslim friends. And we ought to recognize that and be sensitive.”
  • Hillary Rips Obama White House Hiring Process: Ridiculous, Nightmare (Swiftboating Zero?)

    07/13/2009 1:04:29 PM PDT · by Ocarterma · 49 replies · 2,269+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 07/13/09 | Newsmax
    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is blaming an exhaustive White House vetting process for the fact that the Obama administration has not yet named a person to run the U.S. Agency for International Development. Six months into the administration's tenure without having appointed someone to the agency's top spot, Clinton told USAID employees on Monday that several people had turned down the job due to overly burdensome financial and personal disclosure requirements that she called a "nightmare," "frustrating beyond words" and "ridiculous."
  • US intelligence officials concerned about briefing Trump, Clinton

    06/02/2016 6:07:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 2, 2016 | Kristina Wong
    Some U.S. intelligence officials are worried about providing a routine intelligence briefing to Donald Trump once he becomes the official Republican presidential nominee, according to a report. Eight senior security officials told Reuters they were concerned that Trump's "shoot from the hip" style could pose national security risks, as they prepare to give him a routine pre-election briefing for presidential nominees. They also cited his lack of foreign policy experience, and his little known team of foreign policy advisers. "People are very nervous," one senior U.S. security official said. However, the officials, who requested anonymity to discuss a political domestic...
  • Clinton launching national security case against Trump in California speech

    05/31/2016 9:20:11 PM PDT · by Innovative · 93 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 1, 2016 | Anne Gearan
    Retired Army Col. Peter Mansoor plans to vote for Hillary Clinton for president this year, but not because the longtime Republican and former top aide to then-Gen. David Petraeus has had a political conversion. He just thinks Republican Donald Trump is too dangerous to be president. “It will be the first Democratic presidential candidate I’ve voted for in my adult life,” said Mansoor, a professor of military history at Ohio State University. Clinton’s campaign hopes that there are many more national-­security-minded Republicans and independents who would vote for her, even grudgingly, rather than see Trump win the White House.
  • Will there be war in the South China Sea?

    05/28/2016 4:11:53 AM PDT · by originalist_1776 · 20 replies
    Podcast Reuters and War College on Soundcloud.com via War is Boring ^ | May 21, 2016 | U.S. Naval War College professor James Holmes
    <p>As China continues to posture in the South China Sea, tensions rise between China, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia and other regional powers such as Japan and India.</p> <p>At the defense blog War is Boring, US Naval War College Professor James Holmes discusses recent developments in the South China Sea and the risk of regional conflict.</p>
  • General Odierno Says ISIS Was Avoidable

    05/20/2016 4:50:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jack Heretik
    General Odierno Says ISIS was AvoidableGen. Raymond Odierno said he believes the Islamic State’s creation was avoidable during an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Host Joe Scarborough asked Odierno, who commanded the Multi-National Forces in Iraq for about two years, if ISIS and the current state of Iraq were avoidable when the United States ended formal combat operations there. “Did it ever have to begin? Was ISIS avoidable?” Scarborough asked. “I think it is, and I’m not one for revisionist history,” Odierno said. “Actually, I was, on 1 September 2010, that’s when I gave up command in Iraq and that...
  • Boeing’s Budding Business Ties to Iran Face Congressional Review

    05/20/2016 4:18:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | May 20, 2016 | Adam Kredo
    Lawmakers want company to stay away from terror regimeMembers of Congress have summoned the heads of airplane giant Boeing to a meeting to encourage the company to stop spearheading efforts to reenter the Iranian marketplace, a business pursuit that is jointly backed by the Obama administration, according to a letter sent Friday to Boeing leadership and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.Boeing, like its French rival AirBus, has been working to woo the Iranian government following last summer’s comprehensive nuclear agreement.Officials at Boeing—a top U.S. government contractor—opened discussions with Iran last month. The company is hoping to sell its aircraft...
  • Who Answers for Government Lies?

    05/19/2016 7:11:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 18, 2016 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Here is a quick pop quiz. What happens if we lie to the government? What happens if the government lies to us? Does it matter who does the lying? Last year, the Obama administration negotiated an agreement with the government of Iran permitting Iran to obtain certain materials for the construction of nuclear facilities. It also permitted the release of tens of billions of dollars in Iranian assets that had been held in U.S. banks and that the courts had frozen, and it lifted trade sanctions. In exchange, certain inspections of Iranian nuclear facilities can occur under certain circumstances. During...
  • Report: Army at Smallest Since WWII

    05/08/2016 12:24:00 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Newsmaax ^ | 5/8/16 | Cathy Burke
    The Army's active force has shrunk to its lowest level since before World War II, Army Times reported Saturday. According to the military's headcount by the Defense Manpower Data Center, nearly 2,600 soldiers left active duty in March without being replaced, the news outlet reports, adding that during the past year, the size of the active forced has been reduced by 16,548 soldiers. At the end of March, there were 479,172 active-duty soldiers – 154 fewer than when the Army halted its post-Cold War drawdown in 1999, the smallest force since the 1940 count of 269,023 soldiers, Army Times reports.
  • The Conservative Case for Trump

    05/15/2016 1:02:31 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5-15-2016 | David Prentice
    As a longstanding Reagan conservative, my initial preference was Ted Cruz; yet I would have voted for any of the candidates over Hillary. I held my nose for McCain and Romney, and hope some at least hold their noses and vote for Trump. However, I’d rather you do more than that, I’d rather you consider actually voting FOR Donald Trump. The case for Trump is a good one. ..... I found I liked what he said, but not him. Then the earthquake happened: Hillary attacked him as a misogynist and a sexist. Oh no, he’s done for now. But no,...
  • Donald Trump is the right candidate on Israel and national security (Shmuley Boteach)

    05/14/2016 11:02:48 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    timesofisrael.com ^ | May 13, 2016 | Shmuley Boteach
    I am friendly with Donald Trump’s son-in-law and daughter, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. They are both extremely fine people. Jared is a leading advisor to his father-in-law on Israel and is rock-solid on all matters pertaining to the Jewish state. He stems from a famously philanthropically Jewish family who are devoted in every way to the interests of the Jewish community. I am in accordance with Mr. Trump on his strong position on issues of national security, fighting ISIS and terrorism, and tearing up the disastrous Iran nuclear deal which has already been breached by the Iranian government, making...
  • No love lost between Trump and Republican national security experts

    05/06/2016 4:47:40 PM PDT · by Mariner · 43 replies
    McClatchy Washington Bureau ^ | May 6th, 2016 | By Hannah Allam and Nicholas Zazulia
    WASHINGTON Even with the Republican nomination seemingly locked up, Donald Trump remains radioactive to the party’s top national security strategists, who warn that his “incoherent” approach to world affairs could prove dangerous for the United States. In March, 121 members of the GOP’s national security brain trust signed on to a scathing open letter opposing Trump for president, calling his sense of U.S. influence around the globe “wildly inconsistent and unmoored in principle.” This week, in interviews and on social media after Trump’s decisive win in Indiana, more than a dozen of those signatories reiterated that stance, leaving Trump with...
  • Obama Admin Deported Less Than One Percent of Visa Overstays

    05/06/2016 1:31:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | May 6, 2016 | Adam Credo
    Nearly half a million individuals overstayed visas in 2015, fewer than 2,500 deportedThe Obama administration deported less than one percent of the nearly half a million foreign nationals who illegally overstayed their visas in 2015, according to new statistics published by the Department of Homeland Security.Of the 482,781 aliens who were recorded to have overstayed temporary U.S. visas in fiscal year 2015, just 2,456 were successfully deported from the United States during the same period, according to DHS’s figures, which amounts to a deportation rate of around 0.5 percent.The sinking rate of deportations by the Obama administration is drawing criticism...
  • I was told yesterday that Trump is a liberal Democrat. My reply:

    04/16/2016 6:24:54 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,029 replies
    I was told yesterday that Trump is a liberal Democrat. My reply: Build the wall. Enforce the law. Deport them all. End sanctuary cities. End anchor babies. Slap a moratorium on muslim immigration. Cut the taxes. Cut the spending. Cut the regulations. Cut the government. Cut the debt. Cut the EPA. Repeal ObamaCare. Get the feds out and allow health insurance to be sold over state lines. Send education back to states. Get a handle on trade. Make trade deals in our own best interests. Bring back capital. Bring back manufacturing. Bring back jobs. Strengthen the economy. Defend the second...
  • Zero women at the table. #shocking (no women at National Security meeting for Don)

    04/10/2016 7:46:00 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 78 replies
    Twitter ^ | 31 Mar 2016 | Michelle Fields
    Zero women at the table. #shocking
  • Uh Oh: US Extradites Romanian Hacker Tied to Hillary Email Scandal

    04/11/2016 8:30:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2016 | Guy Benson
    A flurry of significant stories broke on Friday, including the Obama administration's belated capitulation on executive privilege assertions pertaining to the Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal, as well as the release of a large document dump to the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Another potentially-meaningful revelation came via Fox News' Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne, who reported that the timing and context of US officials' extradition of a Romanian hacker is "not a coincidence" vis-a-vis the FBI's ongoing criminal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's national security-compromising email scheme. Let's follow the breadcrumbs: The extradition of Romanian hacker “Guccifer” to the...
  • The American Warrior Culture is Doomed

    04/05/2016 9:12:26 PM PDT · by pboyington · 19 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | April 5, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The US military is in mortal danger as I write this article. Americans have no idea that vast social changes forced upon the military are on the verge of destroying it. Americans will no longer sleep peaceably in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. We are in serious jeopardy of losing the one institution that has enabled us to maintain our freedom for 240 years. We are in serious danger of losing the one institution that successfully defeated and destroyed the world’s thugs, maniacs and sociopaths that teed off against us....
  • Obama shares size of U.S. nuclear stockpile with the world

    04/01/2016 11:36:33 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 1, 2016 | Nicole Duran
    President Obama boasted Friday about his administration's exemplary record on transparency related to nuclear materials, and cited as an example his decision to share U.S. security protocols with the world, along with information about the size of the U.S.'s highly enriched uranium stockpile. As of Sept. 30, 2013 the nation had 585.6 metric tons of highly enriched uranium, a fact that hasn't been declassified in 15 years, Obama noted during the summit's opening session. The last public figure was 740.7 metric tons, and the difference shows the U.S. has reduced its stockpile by more than 20 percent. "This type of...
  • Water: Islam’s new target to crush the West

    03/31/2016 6:22:58 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/31/16 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Closing the border for national security is crucial, but it is critical that America's life-blood, water, not be released through a porous financial dam Murderous terror strikes by islamist organizations, mostly related to ISIS, are clear assaults against West-influenced civilization… Paris late last year, San Bernardino at Christmas, Brussels last week, and Lahore, Pakistan on Easter Sunday are all separate fronts in the ongoing war. Over the centuries, battles pitting Islam against the Infidel—virtually every instance instigated by muslims—go all the way back to Mohammed’s seventh century rampage across the Arabian peninsula, the sale of Africans into slavery, pirating merchant...
  • Trump angst pours in from overseas governments (lobbyists working for foreign govs)

    03/30/2016 12:19:14 PM PDT · by quesney · 96 replies
    Lobbyists in Washington say they are being flooded with questions and concerns from foreign governments about the rise of Donald Trump. Officials around the globe are closely following the U.S. presidential race, to the point where some have asked their American lobbyists to explain, in great detail, what a contested GOP convention would look like. The questions about Trump are “almost all-consuming,” said Richard Mintz, the managing director of Washington-based firm The Harbour Group, whose client list includes the governments of Georgia and the United Arab Emirates. After a recent trip to London, Abu Dhabi and Beijing, “it’s fair to...
  • In Donald Trump’s Worldview, America Comes First, and Everybody Else Pays

    03/26/2016 6:22:25 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 161 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | MARCH 26, 2016 | DAVID E. SANGER and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    In Donald Trump’s Worldview, America Comes First, and Everybody Else Pays By DAVID E. SANGER and MAGGIE HABERMANMARCH 26, 2016 Mr. Trump’s views, as he explained them, fit nowhere into the recent history of the Republican Party: He is not in the internationalist camp of President George Bush, nor does he favor President George W. Bush’s call to make it the United States’ mission to spread democracy around the world. He agreed with a suggestion that his ideas might be summed up as “America First.” “Not isolationist, but I am America First,” he said. “I like the expression.” He said...
  • Myth of Xenophobia: Fighting Terror in the Face Brussels

    03/24/2016 1:57:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2016 | Jeremiah Cuevas
    In the wake of the Brussels bombing earlier this week, the world is on notice that the threat of radical Islam is still very real. While in Cuba, Obama gave only 51 seconds of his time to speak about the tragedy that had occurred in Brussels, saying "This is yet another reminder that the world must unite. We must be together regardless of nationality or race or faith in fighting against the scourge of terrorism." However, after his speech instead of packing up his circus and meeting with European leaders trying to offer his support, our President remained basking in...
  • Do Not Interfere with the Will of the People in An Effort To Stop Trump

    03/24/2016 12:25:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 171 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2016 | Armstron Williams
    The American People are angry. And it is not cyclical anger – after all, we are sitting at the top of the current business cycle. This anger is a secular trend. There is anger at the lack of jobs, there is anger over class warfare , there is anger at police profiling of young black men, anger at conservatives, anger at political correctness, anger at Liberals, anger at the break down of our inner city infrastructures and the poisoning of water in Flint, Michigan and elsewhere, anger at Hillary Rodham Clinton, anger at Donald Trump, anger at the main...