Foreign Policy and National Security

Steve Bannon-Linked Border Fence Blocked After Feds Sue

After the Trump administration sued Thursday to block a private group from building a wall-like structure along the U.S.-Mexico border, a Texas federal court ordered construction temporarily halted, saying it might run afoul of agreements between the two countries…

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Former Raytheon Worker Wins $1M In Whistleblower Suit

A Colorado federal jury on Thursday awarded more than $1 million to a former Raytheon Co. engineer who said the defense contracting behemoth wrongly reassigned him after he reported problems with tests being run for a U.S. military contract to develop satellite navigation technology…

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Israeli-Owned Co. To Pay $2.8M Over US Military Contract

An American subsidiary of an Israeli construction company will pay the U.S. government $2.8 million and abandon $16 million in potential administrative claims, ending False Claims Act allegations that its Israeli parent actually did the work on a military port contract meant for U.S.-based companies…

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US Watchdogs Slam DOJ’s Ukraine Whistleblower Memo

A group of federal watchdogs has criticized the U.S. Department of Justice for determining that a whistleblower’s report about allegedly inappropriate White House interaction with Ukraine wasn’t an “urgent concern,” thereby blocking the complaint from being sent to Congress…

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