US national security

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Because Our Fathers Lied review: Robert McNamara, Vietnam and a partial healing
The son of John F Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson’s defense secretary delivers a searing memoir of war, betrayal and love

Charles Kaiser

05, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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US homeland security pauses new disinformation board amid criticism
Nina Jankowicz, the board’s director, resigns and says attacks and threats will not stop her from speaking out on disinformation

Guardian staff and agency

19, May, 2022 @2:38 PM

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Biden reverses Trump withdrawal of US army trainers from Somalia
Up to 500 special forces advisers will train Somali forces to combat growing threat of al-Shabaab militants, says White House

Julian Borger in Washington

16, May, 2022 @6:45 PM

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A Sacred Oath review: Mark Esper on Trump, missiles for Mexico and more
The ex-defense secretary’s memoir is scary and sobering – but don’t expect Republican leaders or voters to heed his warning

Lloyd Green

10, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Trump sought strike on top Iran military figure for political reasons – Esper book
Key adviser Robert O’Brien told top general shortly before 2020 election that Trump wanted to kill unnamed official, according to Esper memoir

Martin Pengelly in New York

06, May, 2022 @4:28 PM

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Esper book details Trump rage at Pence and proposal to hit Mexico with missiles
Memoir from ex-defense chief Mark Esper details extraordinary outbursts he says he helped to defuse

Martin Pengelly in New York

06, May, 2022 @1:02 AM

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US not optimistic about Ukraine talks as Zelenskiy ups pressure on Biden
Ukraine president raises specter of ‘third world war’ as Biden is pressed to increase military aid ahead of Nato visit

Richard Luscombe

21, Mar, 2022 @3:15 AM

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Lessons from the Edge review: Marie Yovanovitch roasts Trump on Putin and Ukraine
The former US ambassador’s memoir is timely and telling, as well as a fine story of a life in national service

Lloyd Green

20, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Putin and Trump have convinced me: I was wrong about the 21st century | Robert Reich
Nationalism is disappearing, democracy is inevitable, nuclear war can’t happen: Ukraine shows old certainties were wrong

Robert Reich

13, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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US condemns Putin nuclear deterrence order but cautiously welcomes talks report
Psaki says Russia ‘manufacturing threats to justify aggression’ while Cotton leads Republican calls for energy sector sanctions

Oliver Laughland

27, Feb, 2022 @6:49 PM

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US intelligence believes Russia has ordered Ukraine invasion – reports
CBS and New York Times cite analysis behind Biden statements while Blinken says meeting with Lavrov off if war begins

Ed Pilkington in New York

20, Feb, 2022 @10:24 PM

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Biden: Ukraine invasion still ‘distinctly possible’ despite Russian claims
US president says 150,000 Russian troops remain despite Kremlin’s claims, in televised address ahead of Wednesday’s ‘day of unity’

Julian Borger in Washington, Andrew Roth in Moscow and Philip Oltermann in Berlin

16, Feb, 2022 @3:36 AM

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