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Thursday, February 22, 2018
National Security Council

Danziger: Another Menacing Sploosh

Jeff Danziger’s award-winning drawings are published by more than 600 newspapers and websites. He has been a cartoonist for the Rutland Herald, the New York Daily News and the Christian Science Monitor; his work has appeared in newspapers from the Wall Street Journal to Le Monde and Izvestia. Represented by the Washington Post Writers Group, he is a recipient of the Herblock Prize and […]

July 4, 2017

Flynn Invokes Fifth Amendment In Rejecting Senate Subpoena

Senators Richard Burr and Mark Warner, the top Republican and Democrat on the intelligence committee, said they were disappointed by the Flynn rejection, but will “vigorously pursue” his testimony and documents related to the investigation.

May 23, 2017

Officials: Trump Revealed Intelligence Secrets To Russians In Oval Office

President Trump disclosed highly classified information to Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador about a planned Islamic State operation, two U.S. officials said on Monday, plunging the White House into another controversy just months into Trump’s short tenure in office.

May 16, 2017

Trump Removes Steve Bannon From National Security Council

In a shift seen as a victory for National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, the president removed his chief strategist, former Breitbart publisher Steve Bannon, from the National Security Council principals’ committee. From that powerful post, Bannon wielded substantive influence over critical policy issues, despite his lack of experience and qualifications.

April 5, 2017
Watergate: Richard Nixon resigning the presidency amid Watergate scandal, August 9, 1974

Trump And Russia: Is It Watergate Yet?

Do Trump and his associates have something to hide — something even bigger and uglier than Watergate? The ferocity of their reactions certainly arouses suspicion, and so did their peculiar effort to conceal the misconduct of fired national security adviser Michael Flynn, which they attempted to hide even from the hapless vice president.

February 26, 2017
Danziger on Trump's war stories

Danziger: Bone Spurs Are Hell

How would Donald Trump break the ice with two old soldiers like Secretary of Defense Mattis and National Security Adviser McMaster? To Danziger the answer is obvious: Boasting about his “military experience” at a boarding school for badly behaved punks (without mentioning those “bone spurs” in his heels that kept Trump from the battlefields of Vietnam).

February 25, 2017
General McMaster, Flynn, Russia

Outspoken General McMaster Named As Trump’s Security Adviser

Republican Senator John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a frequent Trump critic, praised McMaster as an “outstanding” choice. “I give President Trump great credit for this decision,” McCain said in a statement.

February 21, 2017
Danziger on amateurs running military strategy

Danziger: The Amateur Hour (With Nukes)

Now that Trump adviser Steve Bannon has seized power in the National Security Council — while ousting the Joint Chiefs chair and the director of national intelligence — Danziger foresees fateful decisions ahead for the amateur military strategists in the Oval Office. Pray for our troops.

February 2, 2017

White House Condemns Shelling Of Gaza UN School

Washington (AFP) — The White House on Wednesday condemned the shelling of a U.N.-run school in Gaza where displaced Palestinians were sheltering from an assault by Israeli forces on Hamas militants. “The United States condemns the shelling of a UNRWA school in Gaza, which reportedly killed and injured innocent Palestinians, including children, and U.N. humanitarian […]

July 30, 2014

U.S. Calls For Closer Security Cooperation With Russia After Bombings

Washington (AFP) – The United States on Monday called for closer security cooperation with Russia ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympics, after two deadly bombings in the city of Volgograd. “The U.S. government has offered our full support to the Russian government in security preparations for the Sochi Olympic Games, and we would welcome the […]

December 30, 2013