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Report: NSA Suggests Cancellation of Phone Records Surveillance Program

The National Security Agency recommends that the White House end a surveillance program that gathers data on U.S. phone calls and text messages to detect and disrupt any terrorist plot against the country, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Sources said the recommendation stems from concerns that the program’s intelligence benefits have been outweighed by legal compliance and logistical issues.

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DHS Unveils Terrorism, Violence Prevention Committee

The Department of Homeland Security created a committee to help respond to all forms of violence. The Office for Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention will coordinate, follow through and use the agency's prevention activities including information sharing and law enforcement briefings to protect communities from potential threats, DHS said Friday.

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ODNI Launches New Governance Structure Under Transformation Initiative; Dan Coats Comments

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence has established a new organizational structure and implemented new processes as part of a transformation effort unveiled in March. “Our comprehensive approach to transformation covered many areas, including synchronizing and streamlining processes, better developing our people, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our decisions …

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Trump Announces U.S. Exit from Iran Nuclear Deal

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday the U.S. government’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal signed in 2015. Trump also signed a memorandum that seeks to reinstate nuclear-related economic sanctions on the Middle Eastern country, according to a transcript of his remarks published Tuesday. “Any nation that helps Iran in its …

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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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North Korea Launches 3rd Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Test

Army Col. Robert Manning, a spokesman for the Defense Department, has said DoD identified and tracked an intercontinental ballistic missile launched by North Korea, the Pentagon reported Tuesday. The ICBM took off from the northern part of North Korea’s Pyongyang capital at 1:17 p.m. Eastern time and flew approximately 620 …

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