The Lost Month: How a Failure to Test Blinded the U.S. to Covid-19

WASHINGTON — Early on, the dozen federal officials charged with defending America against the coronavirus gathered…

Pentagon Order to Plan for Escalation in Iraq Meets Warning From Top Commander

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has ordered military commanders to plan for an escalation of American combat…

Trump’s ‘Disaster Diplomacy’ Has So Far Had Few Results

WASHINGTON — As the coronavirus raced across the globe earlier this year, the Trump administration offered…

Job Vacancies and Inexperience Mar Federal Response to Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — Of the 75 senior positions at the Department of Homeland Security, 20 are either…

Trump WH Reportedly Ignored Obama-Era NSC ‘Playbook’ for Pandemic Response: ‘Was Thrown Onto a Shelf’

Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images. The Trump administration failed to follow a comprehensive National Security…

Coronavirus Drives the U.S. and China Deeper Into Global Power Struggle

WASHINGTON — When President Trump took the podium at the White House briefing room one afternoon…

Top U.S. Intelligence Official Taps New Counterterrorism Chief

WASHINGTON — Lora Shiao, a career American intelligence officer, will be the next acting director of…

How the Defense Production Act Could Yield More Masks, Ventilators and Tests

WASHINGTON — President Trump issued an executive order this week invoking the Defense Production Act to…

Counterterrorism Chief Exits as Top U.S. Intelligence Official Weighs Cuts

WASHINGTON — Officials with the Trump administration abruptly replaced the acting head of the National Counterterrorism…

Coronavirus Outbreak: A Cascade of Warnings, Heard but Unheeded

WASHINGTON — The outbreak of the respiratory virus began in China and was quickly spread around…

White House Assumed ‘Disgruntled’ Bolton Would Write a Critical Book

WASHINGTON — When John R. Bolton’s book manuscript landed on the desk of a White House…