National Security National Security

National Security

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan says a new rule allowing indefinite detention of migrant families with children will "improve the integrity of the immigration system." Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Andrew Harnik/AP

An FBI agent displays seized firearms from a gang investigation. Digital facial recognition helped the bureau track down an MS-13 member wanted in connection with murder. Jae C. Hong/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Jae C. Hong/AP

How A Tip — And Facial Recognition Technology — Helped The FBI Catch A Killer

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/752484720/753213366" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

This photo released by the U.S. Defense Department shows the launch of a conventionally configured ground-launched cruise missile at San Nicolas Island, Calif., on Sunday. U.S. Department of Defense hide caption

toggle caption
U.S. Department of Defense

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban's top political leader (second from left), has been involved in the group's negotiations with U.S. officials. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP

U.S. And The Taliban May Be Near A Deal. What Does That Mean For Afghanistan?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/752312949/752594124" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A Royal Marine patrol vessel is seen beside Iran's Grace 1 tanker in the British territory of Gibraltar on July 4. The tanker was impounded, and the U.S. Justice Department applied to seize it, according to the Gibraltar government. Marcos Moreno/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Marcos Moreno/AP

A woman prays at a makeshift memorial for shooting victims at the Cielo Vista Mall Walmart, in El Paso, Texas. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

After El Paso Shooting, Suburban Houston Voters Reexamine Their Own Views On Guns

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/751073759/751172118" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

A visitor peruses H&K rifles at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas. Such weapons were once restricted under a 1994 ban that expired with changing politics in the United States. John Locher/AP hide caption

toggle caption
John Locher/AP

Greg Craig, who was White House counsel under President Barack Obama, departs from the U.S. District Courthouse after a hearing on April 15. His trial begins Monday. Zach Gibson/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Zach Gibson/Getty Images

A ULA Atlas V rocket carrying a U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center mission launched Thursday at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Walter Scriptunas II/Courtesy United Launch Alliance hide caption

toggle caption
Walter Scriptunas II/Courtesy United Launch Alliance

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is suing the Trump administration over what he claims was his wrongful termination and the defamation he endured at the time of his firing. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Jacquelyn Martin/AP

Cesar Sayoc was sentenced to 20 years in prison for mailing 16 inoperative pipe bombs to public figures seen as critical of President Trump in 2018. Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP hide caption

toggle caption
Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP

An archived screenshot of 8chan, an online message board that shooters have used to post messages before their attacks, describes itself as "the darkest reaches of the Internet." Wayback Machine/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Wayback Machine/Screenshot by NPR

'Uniquely Lawless': Security Firm Drops 8chan Website Following El Paso Shooting

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/748179892/748181032" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in Bangkok on Friday, said the U.S. withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty is now in effect. "Russia is solely responsible for the treaty's demise," he said. Jonathan Ernst/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Jonathan Ernst/AFP/Getty Images

Defense Secretary Mark Esper is re-examining a cloud computing contract worth up to $10 billion, the Pentagon said Thursday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Pentagon Pauses $10 Billion Contract That Embroiled Amazon In Controversy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/747374991/747504780" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

U.S. Federal Election Commission chief Ellen Weintraub has proposed new restrictions on foreign involvement in U.S. campaigns. A public comment period runs until the autumn. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Carolyn Kaster/AP

President Donald Trump urged Republicans to back the budget and debt deal ahead of Thursday's vote, but some still resisted increased federal spending without more cuts. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Carolyn Kaster/AP