William McRaven made an impassioned defense of former Director of National Intelligence, the country's chief spy, Joseph Maguire, who the admiral said he knew for more than four decades.
"John Bolton, in his own words, is revealing that the emperor has no clothes," said the former Obama deputy national security adviser.
The president also said it would not be good to have someone testify who had left his administration on bad terms.
Douglas London, a 34-year veteran of the CIA, warned that Trump is primarily focused on "celebrity" and "headlines."
"Staying silent will only lead observers to infer that you care more about book royalties than, you know, who should be the president of the United States," Daniel W. Drezner wrote.
Photographs of the Truman Annex were discovered on the camera of a Chinese national who entered Naval Air Station Key West by climbing over rocks.
Conspiracy theories fixate on a very simple story which acts as a fable for an overarching worldview, explains Philip Seargeant, a senior lecturer in applied linguistics at The Open University.
The West is facing security threats unlike any since the end of the Cold War, but a dearth of leadership continues to plague the alliance.
The former national security adviser has so far refused to testify to House investigators, even threatening legal action if he is subpoenaed.
"If foreign actors were to gain access to this data, it would not only threaten the privacy and safety of the impacted Americans; it could also threaten US. national security," senators wrote.
The 1976 Arms Export Control Act gives the president the authority to control the flow of weapons out of U.S. borders.
"This is not how you secure a nation and its people," Tara Sonenshine said.
Chancellor Angela Merkel is recklessly disregarding the warnings of national security experts who say the telecoms giant is tied to Chinese intelligence and would essentially siphon information back to China.
"Basically, the FBI thinks something bad...is up: That Giuliani is a conduit for pushing the agendas of foreign intelligence and/or foreign interests," former FBI special agent Asha Rangappa said.
Russian network, RT described the base as "untouched." National Security expert and Pod Save the World host Ben Rhodes was critical of the way the base was left in a tweet.
"I'm a big reasonable-disagreement guy. But sometimes there's a right side and wrong side. Now is one of those times," Richard Primus, a law professor at the University of Michigan, tweeted.
Sixty-four former senior military and intelligence leaders have endorsed the Climate Security Plan for America.
The director of national intelligence refused to disclose information to lawmakers on Thursday about a whistleblower complaint reportedly filed against an alleged promise made by Trump to an unknown foreign leader.
Remember how Mexico was supposed to pay for the wall? Now our commander in chief wants to take $3.6 billion from the U.S. military construction budget for his xenophobic vanity project.
"It looks like we are not going to do business," Trump said, adding to confusion surrounding the future of the Chinese tech giant, which was added to a U.S. trade blacklist in May.
"In no way should Huawei be used as a bargaining chip in trade negotiations," U.S. senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio wrote in a letter, published today.
Ivanka Trump reposted the photo days later with a document titled "National Security Strategy" cropped out.
"Every day that we go on without getting to the bottom of this matter is a day that we are putting hundreds, if not potentially thousands, of Americans at risk," the progressive Democrat from New York warned.
Trump reportedly put pressure on officials to give top secret clearance to his daughter and son-in-law.
"We're deeply concerned that President Trump may have played a role in granting Jared Kushner a security clearance," a spokesman for the watchdog said.
The radical approach to turncoats has split the intelligence community. "Don't think I didn't know that people would choke on this," says David Charney, a CIA-connected psychiatrist.
The fears expressed by many of the FBI agents could be summed up by one sentence: "The fear is our enemies know they can run freely."
John Brennan agreed with an assessment that President Donald Trump was a danger to the country's national security.