Charles Kupperman, a former executive at Lockheed Martin and Boeing, has been appointed to serve as assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor. He holds over 40 years of national security experience, having held various executive and advisory positions during the Reagan administration, the White House said Friday.Read More »
National Security Adviser John Bolton recently said that the U.S. budget deficit, at its current level, has national security implications, Defense News reported Friday. Last month, the Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget announced via a joint statement that, in fiscal 2018, the country had incurred a budget deficit worth $779B, or 3.9 percent of the country's gross domestic product.Read More »
U.S. officials recently held a closed-door meeting at NATO headquarters to brief European alliance members on President Trump’s intent to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, Reuters reported Friday. NATO diplomats present at the recent classified proceedings in Brussels revealed that European envoys sought to prevent the U.S. from leaving the INF.Read More »
President Trump has introduced a strategy that aims to help the federal government respond to biological threats and boost the U.S. biodefense enterprise.
Trump noted in his recently signed National Security Presidential Memorandum that secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services will oversee the implementation of the National Biodefense Strategy, the White House said Tuesday.
Michael Barry, senior director for intelligence programs at the National Security Council, is reportedly leaving his post at NSC, the Daily Beast reported Tuesday. A source said Barry will return to the CIA; his move is the latest in a string of departures at NSC as National Security Adviser John Bolton …Read More »
Coast Guard Rear Adm. Douglas Fears, formerly senior director for resilience policy at the National Security Council, has been named homeland security and counterterrorism adviser and deputy assistant to President Donald Trump. “Fears brings more than three decades of experience across a range of vital homeland security areas including counterterrorism, …Read More »
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and 18 other senators have urged John Bolton, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, to retain the cybersecurity coordinator position at the White House. The lawmakers told Bolton in a letter published Wednesday they believe eliminating the role would prevent the government from presenting a unified effort against …Read More »
Mira Ricardel, undersecretary for export administration at the Commerce Department, will serve as deputy to national security adviser John Bolton, Politico reported Friday. Ricardel’s appointment to the National Security Council came nearly two weeks after Bolton assumed his current post to replace the retiring Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster. “I selected her …Read More »
Rob Joyce, the White House’s cybersecurity coordinator, will step down from his position to rejoin the National Security Agency, Reuters reported Tuesday. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said at a media roundtable during the RSA Conference that National Security Adviser John Bolton would appoint Joyce’s successor. The Washington Post reported Joyce joined …Read More »
Tom Bossert, homeland security adviser to President Donald Trump, has resigned from his post, Reuters reported Tuesday. An administration official said John Bolton, the newly appointed national security adviser, reportedly requested Bossert’s departure as the former works to form his own team. Sarah Sanders, a spokeswoman for the White House, …Read More »