Politics and National Security

The acting director of national intelligence has refused to hand over the complaint to Congress. The former director, Dan Coats, left last month.
O'Brien, who serves as special presidential envoy for hostage affairs, is set to replace John Bolton.
Questioning "mutual assured destruction," Charles Kupperman called nuclear conflict "in large part a physics problem."
The president said he had an “absolute right” to share an image that experts had expressed concern might include sensitive surveillance information.
“We drop a bomb inside the eye of the hurricane and it disrupts it. Why can’t we do that?” Trump asked security officials, Axios reports.
After being split from their parents, some children were allegedly sexually, physically or emotionally abused in foster care.
Communities scrambled to find beds and food for children suddenly left alone at schools and day care after their parents were rounded up in mass raids.
Some workers hired by the raided Mississippi chicken processing plants had prior immigration violations, according to unsealed court documents.
The president blamed "the LameStream Media," saying that he didn't want the Texas congressman to undergo "months of slander and libel."
American Oversight, a nonpartisan watchdog group, filed a lawsuit to get more information about how officials responded to the crisis at MDC Brooklyn.
The split by lawmakers with national security backgrounds shows the risk of party fractures growing over foreign policy.
Homeland Security said fast-track deportations, which do not require an appearance before a judge, will apply to anyone in the country illegally less than two years.
One official at a Border Patrol facility told investigators that the migrant crisis is a "ticking time bomb."
The former national security adviser said Trump's lying ... again.
Brock Long, known for mishandling the Hurricane Maria response, got a steep discount from former Homeland Security head Kirstjen Nielsen.
The newspaper shot back that Trump's own officials made clear they had no security concerns about the article.
The inspector general's office said that detainees were in soiled clothes and had been forced to stay in standing-room-only conditions for days or weeks.
"Highly sensitive classified information ... if publicly released would put our national security at risk,” Coats said in a statement.
"From the administration that killed net neutrality," one commenter noted.