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A Critique of ‘False and Misleading’ White House Claims About Syria’s Use of Lethal Gas

The Trump administration’s official narrative—produced by the National Security Council under the oversight of national security adviser H.R. McMaster—was produced without input from the professional intelligence community, a weapons expert from MIT writes.

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Steve Bannon Is Removed From the National Security Council

The move is an abrupt change from earlier this year, when President Trump reorganized the council to include his chief strategist as a permanent member.

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Trump’s White House Is Nearly Dysfunctional

Donald Trump is showing himself to be about the most inept, disorganized, sloppy, incompetent president in recent memory.

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The U.S. Is Playing With Fire on Iran

Bellicose rhetoric by Mike Flynn (pictured), U.S. national security adviser, about Tehran’s missile test points toward a potentially disastrous policy in the Trump administration.

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‘America First’ Could Bring the World Closer to a Nuclear Holocaust

If not supervised by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Donald Trump and Steve Bannon could endanger the world.

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Trump Adds Bannon to National Security Council, Removes Intelligence Officials

Council meetings will include the president’s adviser and leave out key national security figures, except when their expertise is requested.

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Obama Aims to Improve America’s Interrogation Record

Monday saw more than one move on the part of Team Obama to deal with U.S. intelligence agencies’ treatment of terror suspects: In addition to Attorney General Eric Holder’s bid to take a second look into certain CIA-related cases from years past, President Obama has approved the formation of an integrated interrogation central command called the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group.

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Subpoenas Out for VP’s Office, White House

The Senate Judiciary Committee is going big-game hunting with a slew of subpoenas related to the Bush administration’s controversial eavesdropping program.  Chairman Patrick Leahy has signed subpoenas for Dick Cheney’s office, the White House, the Justice Department and the National Security Council.

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