US national security

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Ukraine talks: Russia sees no grounds for optimism ahead of Nato meeting
Moscow’s chief negotiator played down chances of a breakthrough as Russian troops conduct live-fire exercise near Ukraine

Julian Borger in Washington

11, Jan, 2022 @7:23 PM

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Russia ‘very likely’ to invade Ukraine without ‘enormous sanctions’ – Schiff
House intelligence chair says invasion might draw Nato closer but sanctions must be ‘at level Russia has never seen’ to deter Putin

Martin Pengelly in New York

02, Jan, 2022 @10:39 PM

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Rahm Emanuel leads confirmed Biden nominees in late-night logjam break
Ex-Obama chief of staff will go to Japan after deal for vote on Russia pipeline sanctions ends Republican Senate resistance

Guardian staff and agencies

18, Dec, 2021 @8:16 PM

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The Guardian view on the US pursuit of Julian Assange: set him free | Editorial
Editorial: The attempt to extradite the WikiLeaks founder is an assault on the press freedom that the Biden administration promises to promote

Editorial

10, Dec, 2021 @6:25 PM

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Biden’s carbon-neutral order praised for ‘aligning government power with climate goals’ – as it happened
Order directs government buildings to use 100% carbon pollution-free electricity and that US fleet of cars and trucks become all-electric

Maanvi Singh (now) and Joan E Greve (earlier)

09, Dec, 2021 @12:57 AM

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NSO Group spyware used to hack at least nine US officials’ phones – report
Revelation comes just weeks after the Biden administration placed NSO on a US blacklist

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

03, Dec, 2021 @6:36 PM

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Trump’s ‘fact-free’ approach caused briefing challenges, CIA report says
Ex-president’s chaotic style resulted in presidential daily briefing being delivered more regularly to Mike Pence

Richard Luscombe

29, Nov, 2021 @7:37 PM

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Work on ‘Chinese military base’ in UAE abandoned after US intervenes – report
Satellite images reportedly detected construction of secret facility at Khalifa port amid growing US-China rivalry

Julian Borger in Washington

19, Nov, 2021 @6:13 PM

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Betrayal review: Trump’s final days and a threat not yet extinguished
ABC’s man in Washington delivers a second riveting and horrifying read about how close America came to disaster

Lloyd Green

13, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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US blacklisting of NSO Group shows view of major technology company as a grave threat
Analysis: The question now is what effect the US move will have on Israel and on foreign governments who use NSO’s spyware

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

03, Nov, 2021 @6:57 PM

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Nuclear arms hawks give bureaucratic mauling to Biden vow to curb arsenal
Defence budget and nuclear posture review are battlegrounds as Republicans seek to block limits on US use of weapons

Julian Borger in Washington

03, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Master of the Game review: Henry Kissinger as hero, villain … and neither
Martin Indyk’s well-woven biography is sympathetic to the preacher of realpolitik condemned by many as a war criminal

Lloyd Green

31, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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