The Treasury Department on Thursday imposed sanctions on two Chinese companies linked to illicit cargo transfers to North Korea in violation of U.S. and U.N. sanctions.
The two companies, Dalian Haibo International Freight Co. Ltd., and Liaoning Danxing International Forwarding Co. Ltd., helped Pyongyang evade sanctions by facilitating ship-to-ship transfers of refined petroleum and other acquisitions that violate sanctions.
U.S. intelligence and security agencies investigating the mysterious sonic attacks against American diplomatic personnel in China need to look no further than China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
A former Defense Intelligence Agency officer who spied for China worked secretly as a Beijing agent for five years and revealed in an intercepted phone call he was motivated in part by hatred for President Trump.
The nomination of U.S. intelligence community’s most senior counterintelligence official, under fire for overlooking major counterspy failures in the Obama administration, is on hold in the Senate.
The Trump administration has approved the sale of dozens of new F-16 jet fighters to Taiwan, the first major warplane sale to the island state in nearly 30 years.
The interagency decision, to be announced in the near future, authorized the sale of up to 66 F-16V jet fighters at an estimated cost of $13 billion, according to administration officials familiar with internal discussions.
A new federal commission on artificial intelligence is being led by Democrats.
The Air Force sent two nuclear-capable bombers over the South China Sea on Wednesday in a show of force challenging China’s expansive maritime claims.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is examining new policies aimed at dealing with the growing challenge from China, the committee’s chairman said Tuesday.
North Korea is covertly developing and testing nuclear arms and ballistic missiles at civilian facilities in a bid to prevent a “decapitation” military strike against its weapons plants and storage depots, according to a report by a UN panel of experts.
Additionally, the Security Council panel stated in the experts’ latest report that North Korea engaged in “massive” illegal transfers of oil and coal in violation of sanctions designed to punish Pyongyang for nuclear and missile development.
Russia’s large-scale military buildup is being augmented by greater use of non-military warfare against the United States, the chief of the Russian general staff revealed last week.