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In Stunning Reversal, Law Enforcement, Military, and Security Advisors Urge Homeland Security to Shift Away from Private Prisons

With people’s lives hanging in the balance, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson should move quickly to reduce for-profit detention. In a surprise development, the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), an expert panel of law enforcement, national...Show More Summary

Upcoming Cato Discussion on China’s Role in Dealing with North Korea

The United Nations Security Council has approved another round of sanctions against North Korea in response to its latest nuclear test. No one really believes that the new penalties, focused on Pyongyang’s coal and other exports, will have any effect. Show More Summary

Homeland Security Council Rejects Continued Support for Private Immigration Prisons

Note: This article has been updated and corrected to reflect the outcome of the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s final vote on Thursday, in which it rejected part of the initial report on the use of private prison companies. TheShow More Summary

The White House Is in Support of Requiring Women to Register for the Draft

The White House announced Thursday that they are in full support of requiring women to register for the military draft in a move that Ned Price, spokesman for the White House’s National Security Council called “a logical next step.” Read more...

After UN sanctions, N. Korea conducts drill to wipe out Seoul

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un conducted a large-scale artillery drill targeting the South Korean capital and other targets, hours after the UN Security Council imposed fresh sanctions on Pyongyang, state media said Friday. The military...Show More Summary

White House announces support for women in military draft

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is announcing its support for requiring women to register for the military draft. White House National Security Council spokesman Ned Price says that because previous barriers to military service are being removed, it makes logical sense for women to be required to register for the draft.

North Korea pledges 'tough' response to UN sanctions

Foreign ministry notes UN Security Council member states have conducted thousands of nuclear tests and rocket launches.

North Korea rejects U.N. resolution, vows stronger self-defense measures: KCNA

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's foreign ministry said on Thursday it rejects the latest U.N. Security Council resolution imposing fresh sanctions against the country for its September nuclear test, saying it denied its sovereignty and right to survival.

China says new North Korea sanctions not meant to harm 'normal' trade

BEIJING (Reuters) - New U.N. Security Council sanctions on North Korea, imposed after its fifth and largest nuclear test in September, are not intended to harm "normal" trade with the isolated country nor affect civilians, China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

Congress Had The Chance To Put Mike Flynn Through His Paces. They Passed It Up.

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? Donald Trump’s controversial pick for national security adviser won’t get the public grilling he might have faced had lawmakers stuck by an earlier proposal to rein in the National Security Council. The proposal, which would have required retired Lt. Show More Summary

Eastern Aleppo becoming 'one giant graveyard' says UN humanitarian chief

Stephen O’Brien says 25,000 forced to flee homes since Saturday Russia dismisses ‘pointless’ resolutions in security council emergency session The UN’s humanitarian chief has warned that eastern Aleppo was being turned into “one giant...Show More Summary

U.S. struggling to win enough votes for South Sudan arms embargo

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is struggling to secure the minimum number of votes needed for the United Nations Security Council to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan amid U.N. warnings of possible genocide in the world's newest state, said diplomats.

Aleppo: the agony goes on

3 days agoNews : World News Blog

Rescue workers claim that at least another 45 people have been killed today as the bombardment of east Aleppo by regime forces intensified. With the United Nations Security Council meeting to discuss their plight, around 50,000 people are now reported to have fled their homes in the east of the city in the last 72…

UN sounds alarm as more than 50,000 flee east Aleppo

More than 50,000 Syrians have joined a growing exodus of terrified civilians from east Aleppo, a monitor said Wednesday, as the UN Security Council was set for emergency talks on fighting in the city. As government forces pressed an assault in the divided city, regime artillery fire killed at least 21 civilians in east Aleppo […]

U.S. Push to Halt Genocide in South Sudan Unravels at United Nations

The Security Council is balking at an arms embargo that is too little, too late for the world’s youngest nation.

North Korea Hit With New U.N. Sanctions

The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday aimed at cutting the Asian country's annual export revenue by a quarter in response to Pyongyang's fifth and largest nuclear test in September. The...Show More Summary

U.N. Security Council targets N. Korea's main source of money

North Korea hit with stronger sanctions unanimously passed by U.N. Security Council

U.N. imposes new sanctions on North Korea to slash cash from exports

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council imposed new sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday aimed at cutting the Asian country's annual export revenue by a quarter in response to Pyongyang's fifth and largest nuclear test in September.

U.N. Stiffens Sanctions on North Korea, Trying to Slow Its Nuclear March

4 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The key to enforcing the Security Council’s new penalties on coal exports remains in the hands of China, North Korea’s principal coal customer.

UN Security Council strengthens North Korea sanctions

The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to tighten sanctions against North Korea following its most recent nuclear test, placing a cap on Pyongyang's coal exports to China. The new sanctions resolution, which...Show More Summary

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