Category Archives: administration

Trump administration looks to split NSA and US Cyber Command


This story has been updated with the Trump administration’s plan to end shared leadership between the NSA and Cyber Command. WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has in recent weeks developed plans to separate the joint leadership structure between the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, prompting backlash from the chairman of the House Armed […]

Trump administration slams NATO ally Turkey for test-firing S-400 air defense system


WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday slammed Turkey for taking a new step toward fielding a Russian-made air defense weapon. The U.S. complaint marked a deepening rift that threatens the future of a security relationship that has been central to the NATO military alliance for seven decades. After Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed […]

Trump administration sues to delay release of Bolton book


WASHINGTON — The Trump administration sued former national security adviser John Bolton on Tuesday to delay the publication of a book that the White House says contains classified information and that is expected to paint an unfavorable portrait of the president’s foreign policy decision-making. The civil lawsuit in Washington’s federal court follows warnings from President […]

Trump administration prepares to leave Open Skies Treaty


Updated May 21, 2020, at 3:34 p.m. EST. WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has made a final decision to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, sources confirmed to Defense News on Thursday. The news was confirmed by U.S. President Donald Trump midday, followed by a formal announcement by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the […]