National Security

U.S., Iran Approach Showdown Over Oil Tankers Headed for Venezuela

Trump admin weighs war against enforcing ‘max pressure’ on Iran, Venezuela

The United States "will not tolerate continued meddling" by Iran in Venezuelan affairs, a senior Trump administration official told the Washington Free Beacon, bringing nearer the possibility of a naval confrontation between the United States and Tehran over its shipment of oil to the heavily sanctioned Maduro regime.

New Legislation Would Block U.S. Purchase of Chinese-Made Drones

Bill comes amid growing concerns about Beijing’s spy operations

New legislation introduced in Congress on Thursday would block federal funds from being used to purchase Chinese-made drones amid growing concerns this technology could allow Beijing to engage in espionage operations, according to a copy of the measure obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.