Intelligence services around the world jumped into high gear last week in a bid to better understand what to expect under the new American administration following Donald Trump’s stunning upset victory in the US presidential election.
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, Greatagain.gov, 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.
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.
A day before the 2016 presidential election, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton leads slightly in national polls in a tightening race for president, highlighting the prospect a second Clinton administration will be inaugurated in January.
China’s military is developing ships, submarines, aircraft, intelligence systems and foreign bases in a bid to become a global military power, according to a forthcoming congressional China commission report.
The FBI is warning companies to protect themselves from cyber attacks from a newly released malware that disrupted a large segment of the Internet in the United States last month.
Documents made public from the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private server provide clues about the current review of more than half a million emails linked to Clinton presidential campaign vice chair Huma Abedin.
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.
White House National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice remains among the more low-profile presidential advisers serving at the higher levels of the waning administration of President Obama.
Chinese spies repeatedly infiltrated U.S. national security agencies, including official email accounts, and stole U.S. secrets on Pentagon war plans for a future conflict with China, according to a forthcoming congressional commission report.