"It's unconscionable that they would do that to a compliant man who was serving his country in uniform," said Erroll Southers. "There's just no excuse."
"Sounds like a scene out of 'The Sopranos' and not something the acting superintendent of the New Jersey State Police should be doing," one state official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told Newsweek.
"We're all very aware that Congress needs to reassert our war powers authority and stop ceding this authority to the executive branch," California Representative Ted Lieu told Newsweek.
"We hope that veterans remember their oath to this day," John Raughter, deputy media director of the American Legion, told Newsweek. "At least one time they believed that this country was worth serving for and worth dying for. It's the same great country, they just need to remember that."
"My theory is that there are only two kinds of corporations: those that have been breached, and those that will be breached," Resilience cybersecurity insurance firm CEO Mario Vitale told Newsweek.
U.S. Navy Assistant Chief of Information Commander Courtney Hillson told Newsweek that China "continues to coerce vital resources from the exclusive economic zones of other nations, militarize disputed features in the South China Sea, and develop the world's largest missile force."
"As you think about how the world has evolved, and how it continues to evolve, and our need to actually address those changes in the evolution of the threat," senior CIA official Sheronda Dorsey told Newsweek, "we need diverse candidates that are coming from all walks of life, all backgrounds."
"I think China now has adequate forces, including air, missile, electronic warfare, spec ops, naval, undersea and nuclear to likely prevail in the first phase and perhaps in subsequent phases too," Lyle Goldstein of the Naval War College's China Maritime Studies Institute told Newsweek.
"They already have begun exporting their hate," former CIA officer and FBI special agent Tracy Walder told Newsweek.
"You 'otherize' us enough, and you start to forget that we are human," one female Marine veteran told Newsweek.
Candide Group's Morgan Simon told Newsweek that the recent executive order "doesn't address the fact that the majority of government contracting with private prison companies is actually with ICE," whose facilities "have equally been shown to be hotbeds of human suffering."
A senior U.S. intelligence official told Newsweek that, amid recent Israeli strikes in Syria, "the airspace was saturated above daily norms, presenting an elevated opportunity of miscalculation or perhaps the misidentification of targets by all entities."
"We've missed some things," former Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best told Newsweek. "We could probably have precluded some really dangerous acts from occurring."
"The Navy does not and will not tolerate supremacist or extremist conduct," Navy Vice Admiral John Nowell, Jr. told Newsweek. "Discrimination of any kind, for any reason, goes against the Navy's core values and will not be tolerated."
"I think the problem with Western analysts, especially white ones, is that they tend to get caught up in the euphoria of people like Navalny and ignore his weaker points," Terrell Jermaine Starr, a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, told Newsweek.
"It's pretty much worthless," one former federal law enforcement official told Newsweek. "There are no specifics and nothing actionable."
"It doesn't seem like it's just individual, lone actors," a former senior Pentagon official told Newsweek, "but very coordinated and well-trained individuals, many of which have served in the military or have advanced weapons and explosives training."
"We got people now that would be willing to do anything to overthrow the government of the United States, and we got to start treating them like enemies," Russel Honoré, a retired lieutenant general who led Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts, told Newsweek.
"It should be looked as a conspiratorial type investigation that focuses on organization and planning that predates yesterday's events," a senior law enforcement official describing the Capitol protests as "domestic terrorism" told Newsweek.
"What's most concerning is the lack of preparation here," the DC National Guard member said. "I don't know who in the chain of command dropped the ball. There was no plan and we were not in position when we needed to be."
"It's more likely this is an act to benefit the protests scheduled for tomorrow in support of President Trump," one former U.S. counterterrorism official who specializes on Iran and its allied militias told Newsweek.
Leah Zaccaria, owner of HauteYoga in Queen Anne Seattle, told Newsweek that her business is a "spiritual practice."
"He is either a criminal mastermind or a dude who flew completely under the radar," one law enforcement officer told Newsweek.
Documents obtained by Newsweek show a series of unexplained property dealings between Warner, members of his family, and a 29-year-old Los Angeles woman.
"The fact that the father worked in the same company is definitely a lead investigators would pursue," a senior law enforcement official told Newsweek.
The incident would likely be a suicide bombing if the DNA of the suspect's mother is determined to be linked to remains found in the RV, one law enforcement official said.
"Accessing the system was unauthorized and illegal, changing the code with malicious intent was an attack," a cybersecurity expert familiar with the situation told Newsweek.
"The very hard problem is the defender has to defend every possible entry point, a highly resourced and skilled adversary just needs to find one way," Carnegie Mellon's Art Manion told Newsweek.
"Our adversaries should know that, as President, I will not stand idly by in the face of cyber assaults on our nation," President-elect Joe Biden said in a statement sent to Newsweek by his transition team.
"It's clear: Dan Crenshaw is not morally fit to be a member of the House of Representatives," the progressive veterans group Common Defense said in a statement.