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FBI Appoints John Adams as Info & Tech Branch Executive Asst Director

John Adams, formerly assistant director of the FBI‘s intelligence directorate, has been named executive assistant director for the bureau’s information and technology branch. The two-decade FBI veteran began his career at the Washington Field Office where he investigated espionage, drug trafficking, violent crime and terrorism cases. He transferred to the …

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Trump Administration Orders Freeze on Security Aid to Pakistan

The White House on Thursday decided to impose a freeze on all security aid to Pakistan in response to the South Asian country’s refusal to quell terrorist groups, The New York Times reported Thursday. The decision could suspend annual aid worth approximately $1.3 billion, which includes $1.1 billion in Coalition …

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US-Led Coalition Freed 98% of ISIS-Claimed Lands in 2017

The U.S.-led Global Coalition against the Islamic State militant group has liberated 98 percent of the territories claimed by ISIS in 2017. The Defense Department‘s Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve said in a year-end review posted Monday that the coalition’s 70 member nations and four member organizations helped …

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James Mattis Discusses Regional Security Challenges, Defense Cooperation With Southeast Asian Counterparts

Defense Secretary James Mattis met with his Southeast Asian counterparts at the former Clark Air Base in the Philippines to discuss security challenges and defense cooperation in the region, DoD News reported Monday. Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said Mattis attended the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ Defense Ministers Meeting-Plus where defense leaders …

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DHS Seeks Public Input to Address Homeland Security Challenges

The Department of Homeland Security seeks public comments on what homeland security challenges affect citizens and communities in the U.S. DHS said Tuesday it aims to address border security, counterterrorism, cybersecurity, disaster preparedness and response, drug interdiction, immigration enforcement and trade enforcement challenges via the My DHS Idea campaign. Interested participants …

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