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The Early Edition: January 20, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY

A slew of senior positions throughout the federal government including the State and Defense departments will remain empty when Donald Trump takes the oath of office today, observe Matthew Nussbaum and Eli Stokols at POLITICO.…   continue »

The Early Edition: January 19, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

DONALD TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY

Trump will enter the White House tomorrow with most national security positions unfilled, threatening to cripple the incoming administration from the beginning and creating the risk that it will present confused or contradictory policies to the rest of the world, Dan De Luce and John Hudson observe at Foreign Policy.…   continue »

The Early Edition: January 18, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

CHELSEA MANNING PARDONED

All but four months of former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning’s 35-year prison sentence for a 2010 leak was commuted by President Obama yesterday, the New York Times’ Charlie Savage reports.…   continue »

The Early Edition: January 17, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

DONALD TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY

Russia dismissed Donald Trump’s proposal on nuclear arms reductions less than a day after it became public yesterday, RFE reports.…   continue »

The Early Edition: January 13, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

SENATE CONFIRMATION HEARINGS

Defense secretary nominee retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis sailed through his Senate confirmation hearing yesterday, even obliging lawmakers’ questions focusing on getting him to depart from Trump’s stance on Russia by agreeing that it is the “principal threat” to US security, writes Kristina Wong at the Hill.…   continue »

The Early Edition: January 12, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

THE TRUMP DOSSIER

Former British intelligence officer with MI6 Christopher Steele is said to be the author of a dossier of unverified allegations about President-elect Donald Trump, Bradley Hope, Michael Rothfeld and Alan Cullison report at the Wall Street Journal.…   continue »

The Early Edition: January 11, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

The TRUMP DOSSIER

Allegations that Russian intelligence services have compromising material and information on President-elect Donald Trump were included in a classified report delivered to President Obama and President-elect Donald Trump last week, Greg Miller, Rosalind S.…   continue »

The Early Edition: January 10, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

DONALD TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY

Trump asked the Pentagon’s second-highest ranking official Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work to join his administration, according to retired Gen.…   continue »

The Early Edition: January 9, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

DONALD TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Governor Greg Abbott met Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen when she passed through their state on her way to diplomatic stops in Central America, Cruz confirming that China’s consulate requested that the Houston delegation “uphold the One China policy” and not meet her in a “curious letter,” Alan Yuhas reports at the Guardian.…   continue »

The Early Edition: January 6, 2017

Before the start of business, Just Security provides a curated summary of up-to-the-minute developments at home and abroad. Here’s today’s news.

RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE in the US ELECTION

“Whatever crack, fissure, they could find in our tapestry … they would exploit it.” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified to Congress yesterday that Russia’s interference with the US election went beyond hacking to include disinformation and the dissemination of “fake news,” Erin Nakashima, Karoun Demirjian and Philip Rucker report at the Washington Post.…   continue »