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  • LONDON— When U.S. senator John McCain told Ukrainian television that the allegedly Russian-backed breach of the Democratic National Committee's server was "an act of war," Michael Schmitt cringed. Schmitt, a professor of law at the U.S. Naval War College and University of Exeter in England, has spent years trying to defuse talk of cyberattacks, an expression used...

  • House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Representative Devin Nunes (R-CA) briefs reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2017.

    Nunes visited the White House the day before announcing he had intelligence information, raising a lot of questions on Capitol Hill.

  • Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, responds to committee chairman Devin Nunes's comments earlier in the day about incidental collection of communications relating to U.S. President Donald Trump during the period of the presidential transition March 22, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee claimed that he has seen "more than circumstantial evidence" that associates of President Donald Trump colluded with Russia.

  • That includes expanding the Navy to 350 warships from 275 today. The Navy has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis a report that explores how the country's industrial base could support higher ship production, Admiral Bill Moran, the vice chief of Naval Operations with oversight of the Navys shipbuilding outlook, told Reuters. To be sure, the first, and biggest,...

  • F-35 aircraft aboard the USS America, an amphibious assault ship for the Navy.

    Even with a bigger defense budget the U.S. military could end up being less prepared, a former Marine Corps officer said.

  • That includes expanding the Navy to 350 warships from 275 today. The Navy has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis a report that explores how the country's industrial base could support higher ship production, Admiral Bill Moran, the vice chief of Naval Operations with oversight of the Navys shipbuilding outlook, told Reuters. To be sure, the first, and biggest,...

  • Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La.

    Republicans on the Hill have expressed confidence that they'll be able to pass the bill through the House, Vox reports.

  • WASHINGTON, March 9- Last week, President Donald J. Trump chose the deck of the newest U.S. aircraft carrier, the $13 billion USS Gerald R. Ford, for a speech extolling his planned boost in military spending. Trump vowed to expand the number of carriers the United States fields from 10 to 12. Trump's expansion plans come as evidence mounts that potential enemies have...

  • Trump's war on the press

    Tom Switzer, senior fellow at the U.S. Studies Centre, University of Sydney, talks about how the role of the media in keeping government accountable.

  • Sen. John McCain

    Sen. John McCain discussed press fredom with NBC's Meet the Press.

  • *Promises "unwavering" commitment to NATO. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday brought a message of support for Europe from Donald Trump but failed to wholly reassure allies worried about the new president's stance on Russia and the European Union. Trump's contradictory remarks on the value of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, scepticism of the 2015...

  • Promises "unwavering" commitment to NATO. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday brought a message of support for Europe from Donald Trump but failed to wholly reassure allies worried about the new president's stance on Russia and the European Union. Trump's contradictory remarks on the value of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, scepticism of the 2015...

  • MUNICH, Feb 18- Vice President Mike Pence sought on Saturday to assure Europe that the United States will back NATO even as it looks for new ways to cooperate with Russia, but was greeted by muted applause by European allies unnerved by President Donald Trump. In Pence's first major foreign policy address for the new Trump administration, the vice president told...

  • *Britain warns: be under "no illusions" about Russia. McCain, a known Trump critic, told the Munich Security Conference that the resignation of the new president's security adviser Michael Flynn over his contacts with Russia reflected deep problems in Washington. European governments have been unsettled by the signals sent by Trump on a range of foreign policy...

  • Trump's defense secretary, Jim Mattis warns of an "arc of instability" on Europe's periphery and calls on NATO allies to contribute their fair share to their collective defense. Vice President Mike Pence will speak at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, seeking to soothe allies unnerved by Trump's statements on Russia and NATO while stressing U.S....

  • *Britain warns: be under "no illusions" about Russia. McCain, a known Trump critic, told the Munich Security Conference that the resignation of the new president's security adviser Michael Flynn over his contacts with Russia reflected deep problems in Washington. European governments have been unsettled by the signals sent by Trump on a range of foreign policy...

  • A masked interpreter, left, patrols the streets of Baghdad with a US Army unit.

    This hour CNBC is following a bombing in Baghdad, an insurance announcement by Paul Ryan and the confirmation of Mick Mulvaney in the White House.

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI)

    The Obamacare appeal appeared ready to go — until Republicans encountered a few major roadblocks, Vox reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 16- The U.S. Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed South Carolina congressman Mick Mulvaney to serve as White House budget director in a 51-49 vote that largely followed party lines. Underscoring the rocky reception that President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees have had on Capitol Hill, the vote came as Republican Senator John McCain...

  • US lawmakers question Trump team's ties with Russia

    Both fellow Republicans and Democrats are calling for an investigation into the relationship between Trump's aides and Russia.