Trump OKs $2 billion surveillance drone sale to India

Jun 24, 2017

Trump OKs $2 billion surveillance drone sale to India

The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations’ leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting. India initiated its request to buy 22 Guardian MQ-9B unmanned aircraft for maritime surveillance last year. ...

Trump slashes grant for group combating white extremism

Jun 24, 2017

Trump slashes grant for group combating white extremism

The Trump administration on Friday slashed $400,000 in federal funding for one of the few U.S. groups that combat white extremism but denied it is now focusing only on fighting radical Islamists. A grant announcement by the Department of Homeland Security eliminated funding for ...

Pentagon's nuke-proof 'Doomsday' planes damaged by tornado

Jun 24, 2017

Pentagon's nuke-proof 'Doomsday' planes damaged by tornado

Two of the Pentagon’s specially reinforced “Doomsday” planes, designed to withstand the heat from a nuclear blast, were grounded after being damaged by a tornado, the air force said Friday. The E4-B Boeing 747s, built in the 1970s during the Cold War, are essentially ...

CIA knew in August that Putin sought to boost Trump: report

/ Jun 24, 2017

CIA knew in August that Putin sought to boost Trump: report

The CIA had top-level intelligence last August that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered an operation to help Donald Trump win the U.S. presidential race, the Washington Post reported Friday. The intelligence shocked the White House and put U.S. security chiefs on a top-secret ...