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President Trump's budget faces blowback for slashing State Department funds
The full details of President Trump’s budget aren’t even out yet, and already the blowback against the White House is, in a word, tremendous. Former top military leaders who served on the frontlines and congressional leaders in the president’s party are all speaking out, trying to stop the
President Trump weighs options for next national security adviser
Less than a week after the dramatic resignation of retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, President Trump is continuing to weigh his options for the crucial position of national security adviser. The president is wrapping up his extended weekend at Mar-a-Lago, Florida, White House deputy press secretary
Hackers Caused Mass Blackout in Ukraine, US Officials Say
U.S. government cyber security experts officially declared that hackers are to blame for a power outage in Ukraine that affected nearly a quarter million people in the latest significant attack on vulnerable “critical infrastructure.” “Through interviews with impacted entities, the team learned
State of the Union Preview
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES OBAMA TO PROPOSE CAPITAL GAINS TAX HIKES: Senior White House officials say President Obama will use his state of the union to float several new economic ideas, including tax hikes on capital gains and wealthy inheritances, and new fees on...
Why Former NSA Chief Warns US Not Ready for Next Sony Attack
The United States is unprepared to defend government and commercial targets from a Sony Pictures-style cyberattack, according to a retired general who served as the nation’s top cybersecurity official. An attack similar to the cyberhack of Sony Pictures Entertainment last month is “a problem we’re
Deep Dive on Global Terror Hot Spots
Top former military and intelligence officials analyze threats in the Middle East and Africa, and the looming cyberthreat.
'This Week' Transcript: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
Below is a rush transcript and may contain errors. It will be updated. ANNOUNCER: A special edition of This Week: Terror Flash Point. All of Europe on edge. In London, police on their highest alert ever. In Belgium , a plot foiled in its final hours. Soldiers now deployed on the streets. It's a
'This Week': One Year After Snowden
Former NSA Director Keith Alexander and former counterterrorism adviser Richard Clarke on Edward Snowden's impact.
Snowden: Wasted Surveillance Resources May Have Stopped Boston Bombing
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden said today that rather than helping combat terrorism, the U.S. government’s massive surveillance programs have led to “tremendous intelligence failures” and may have contributed to allowing the deadly Boston Marathon bombing to have taken place. “We’re
The Note's Must-Reads for Friday, February 28, 2014
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Will Cantine and Jordan Mazza PRESIDENT OBAMA ABC News’ Dan Good: “Obama...