Nuclear Modernization, Cyber Security Top Trump Defense Priorities

Donald Trump,Melania Turmp,Mitch McConnell

President-elect Donald Trump plans to modernize the aging U.S. nuclear arsenal and secure critical infrastructures from cyber attacks as national security priorities.

According to the presidential transition website opened Thursday,, Trump also appears to have shifted rhetoric on terrorism. During the campaign, Trump loudly proclaimed radical Islam to be the key driver of terrorism. The transition website, however, refers only to “radical ideologies” as the inspiration behind the long-term threat of terrorism.

Trump Transition Battle Underway

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The stunning upset election of Donald Trump on Tuesday has set off a behind-the-scenes political battle inside the Trump transition team in Washington.

The Cyber Threat: FBI Tries to Close Gaps in Clinton Email Probe


Unanswered questions are what officials call gaps—a lack of information or intelligence that render judgments incomplete. FBI Director James Comey last week took the extraordinary step of re-opening the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server in a bid to close some of those gaps—11 days before Americans go to the polls to elect the next president.