Venezuela will defend itself from the “madness” of Donald Trump, its defense minister said, a day after the U.S. president said he’s considering a military option in response to the escalating political and economic crisis in the oil-producing nation.
President Donald Trump warns the U.S. is “locked and loaded,” while Kim Jong Un’s regime says it could launch missiles toward U.S. territory in the Pacific as soon as next week.
On a tiny island in the western Pacific, about 7,000 U.S. military personnel and their families are in the middle of the increasingly tense confrontation with North Korea.
President Donald Trump is turning to one of the few non-military tools at his disposal to confront the escalating threats posed by North Korea: his instinct for verbal combat.
President Donald Trump says the U.S. nuclear arsenal has been beefed up since he took office in January. Not quite.
President Donald Trump ratcheted up his rhetoric against North Korea to an unprecedented level Tuesday, warning Kim Jong Un’s regime will face a devastating military strike if it continues threatening the U.S.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said he’s stepping up efforts to investigate and prosecute leaks of classified information with help from a new counterintelligence unit at the FBI, working to address a top concern of President Donald Trump.
Qatar, facing a Saudi-led boycott, approved landmark legislation with the potential to ultimately transform Gulf societies by granting permanent residency to some of the foreigners who dominate its population.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged continued “peaceful pressure” on North Korea, even as one Republican senator ratcheted up talk of war.
North Korea fired an unidentified missile on Friday, a provocation that follows its first successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile earlier in July.
Russia and Iran both threaten U.S. interests as they pursue long-term roles in Syria, CIA Director Mike Pompeo said.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is shutting down an office that coordinates cyber issues with other countries, according to two people familiar with the plan, in a move that critics said will diminish the U.S. voice in confronting hackers.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia this week to meet with Gulf leaders as the U.S. seeks to help end a standoff that pits key U.S. allies against one another.
The Saudi Arabia-led effort to isolate Qatar is an “inhuman siege” that’s putting the future of the Gulf Cooperation Council at risk, Qatar’s foreign minister said.
President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, received $17.1 million for his work with a Ukrainian political party, according to a registration document he filed with the U.S. government.
Qatar will remain cut off from its neighbors unless it meets the full demands of the Saudi Arabia-led coalition, a senior Saudi official said, even as the top U.S. diplomat continued efforts toward a negotiated settlement.
President Donald Trump named New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to serve as U.S. ambassador to the U.K.
Islamic State’s self-declared caliphate in eastern Syria is surrounded by some of the world’s strongest military powers. Their forces are advancing on several fronts. The battlefield odds aren’t even close.
Two top U.S. intelligence officials offered varying takes on Iran’s behavior in the Middle East since signing a nuclear accord, tempering President Donald Trump’s condemnation of the agreement reached during the Obama administration as the “worst deal ever.”
North Korea moved one step closer to its “inevitable” goal of developing a long-range, nuclear-armed missile to directly threaten the U.S. through a successful test this month, according to the Pentagon’s intelligence service.
At this rate, Donald Trump might never want to come home.
President Donald Trump has ordered the U.S. to ramp up its campaign against Islamic State with an “annihilation” campaign to surround and kill terrorists rather than chasing them out of territory in Iraq and Syria, his defense chief said.
Right after President Donald Trump took office, Mikey Dickerson traveled to Silicon Valley to make a pitch for the U.S. Digital Service, a program he’d run that’s brought hundreds of technologists to Washington to improve the government’s clunky computers and unsecured networks.
President Donald Trump’s decision to disclose allegedly classified information to Russian officials could threaten vital foreign intelligence ties, testing key allies’ confidence in the U.S. just as he heads to the Middle East and Europe.
Syria has built a crematorium at a prison outside of Damascus to “cover up the extent of mass murders” by President Bashar al-Assad’s government, according to a U.S. official.
U.S. President Donald Trump has approved arming Kurdish forces in Syria in the fight to capture territory from Islamic State -- a decision made over Turkey’s strong objections.
The U.S. is considering a range of options, from expanded economic sanctions to military operations, as it reaches out to allies in confronting North Korea’s latest provocations, according to a senior Trump administration official.
The Trump administration’s signature plan to build a wall along the southern U.S. may not stretch across the entire border with Mexico, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said.
Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka, under fire for his alleged association with a Hungarian nationalist group and his views on Islam, walked off the stage during a conference in Washington after facing questions from students and protesters he said distracted from other participants.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson certified that Iran is complying with the multinational deal to curb its nuclear program but announced a review that could result in scuttling the accord anyway.
Not long ago Donald Trump was describing U.S. “intelligence” agencies in mocking quote marks and comparing them to Nazi Germany for damaging leaks about him. As a presidential candidate, word was he barely wanted to sit still for top-secret briefings.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo blasted WikiLeaks, singling out the group’s founder Julian Assange as leader of a hostile force that threatens the U.S.
NASA scientists glean valuable data about powerful space explosions and the energy of black holes from their Swift and Fermi satellites. The projects were supposed to last a few years. Instead, they’ve survived for more than a decade.
The Trump administration’s crackdown on work visas could create a national security risk if technology companies aren’t able to bring in the talent they need to build rapidly evolving cyber defenses, a McAfee LLC executive warned.
The U.S. is leading a push to derail a United Nations conference aimed at negotiating a “legally binding” ban on nuclear weapons “leading toward their total elimination.”
Syrian Democratic Forces backed by U.S. air power have begun a campaign to recapture a strategic dam in Syria from Islamic State militants, according to the Pentagon.
President Donald Trump tapped a Boeing Co. executive to serve in the Defense Department’s second-highest role, strengthening already close ties between the largest U.S. exporter and the new administration.
President Donald Trump wants to slash the State Department’s budget and international programs, with deep cuts to causes including combating climate change and supporting United Nations peacekeeping.
Dan Coats won Senate confirmation Wednesday to oversee 17 agencies as the U.S. director of national intelligence, a role that will challenge him to build ties in place of tensions between the spy agencies and the Trump administration.
Saudi Arabia, seeking to breathe life into its decades-old alliance with the U.S., claimed “a historic turning point” in bilateral relations after President Donald Trump welcomed Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to the White House.
Despite the U.S. government’s steps to tackle cybersecurity threats, hackers continue to target federal agencies and they experienced tens of thousands of incidents last year, according to a White House report.
Senator John McCain warned of a looming “train wreck” over tensions between Turkey and Kurdish factions as the war against Islamic State moves toward the terrorist group’s stronghold in Syria.
The Central Intelligence Agency’s hackers have developed tools letting them break into devices to monitor conversations and messages, according to documents released by WikiLeaks that -- if true -- could expose U.S. operations in countries from North Korea to Iran.
The U.S. military is deepening its involvement in Yemen, with escalating counterterrorism strikes targeting an al-Qaeda affiliate that’s gained ground in the chaos of the country’s civil war.
Dan Coats sought to tamp down tensions between President Donald Trump and U.S. intelligence agencies, assuring former Senate colleagues at his confirmation hearing that he would act independently as director of national intelligence.
Dan Coats will wade into the middle of a fight when he goes before his former colleagues on the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday for a confirmation hearing to serve as director of national intelligence. And it will have little to do with the former senator’s qualifications for the job.
U.S. government agencies, think tanks and political groups should expect an increase in cyber espionage as countries like Iran try to grasp changing foreign and military policies under the new Trump administration, according to an executive with cybersecurity company FireEye Inc.
The Trump administration has quietly consulted technology industry leaders ahead of issuing a delayed executive order on cybersecurity, even as executives have clashed with the White House over policies including the president’s efforts to limit entry to the U.S.
It’s not just the Democratic Party learning lessons from cyber attacks linked to Russia during the 2016 U.S. election: hackers, too, are shifting their tactics, according to the co-founder of computer security company CrowdStrike Inc.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said his agency should have delayed the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown to help smooth its rollout, as a key Republican lawmaker criticized the implementation of border control measures the president says will help prevent terrorism.
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis will seek to reassure allies worldwide they can still rely on an increasingly inward-focused U.S., as he heads to East Asia on the first overseas trip by a Trump administration cabinet member.
Homeland Security chief John Kelly rebutted criticism that his department didn’t know President Donald Trump’s order suspending entry by people from seven nations was coming until it was signed and said his team quickly ensured foreign residents of the U.S. were exempt from the policy.
President Donald Trump acted on two of the most fundamental -- and controversial -- elements of his presidential campaign, building a wall on the border with Mexico and greatly tightening restrictions on who can enter the U.S.
The Republican-led Senate hastened its drive to install President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, as Nikki Haley was confirmed Tuesday as ambassador to the UN and committees approved three more of his nominees.
The tension and division of the campaign that elected Donald Trump as the nation’s 45th president rippled through the pomp and ceremony of his inauguration.
President-elect Donald Trump has tapped New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to serve as U.S. ambassador to the U.K., according to a person close to the matter.
U.S. intelligence officials paint a dreary next half-decade for incoming President Donald Trump that will see waning American power amid slow growth while China and Russia are emboldened to counter U.S. influence, according to a new global trends report.