Weekly Security Digest – July 15

July 15, 2018

"Iranian president travels to Austria in an effort to salvage Iran deal" - the Hill

Welcome to the Weekly Security Digest, a weekend publication of the critical national security stories you might have missed.

Here are the headlines.

 

Trump’s Supreme Court pick: Democrats will fight hard to stop Kavanaugh but he has few vulnerabilities As Reported by Fox News

His pick of Brett Kavanaugh, a federal appeals judge in Washington, may have run counter to his instincts against picking inhabitants of the D.C. swamp, or those with deep connections to the Bush administration. 

 

Trump nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court As Reported by Fox News

President Trump nominated appeals court judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court Monday night to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, ending a days-long guessing game that began the moment Kennedy announced his retirement and setting the stage for a grueling confirmation fight.

 

Iranian president travels to Austria in an effort to salvage Iran deal As Reported by the Hill.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran would remain in a landmark nuclear deal with world powers, despite the withdrawal of the United States — but only if other countries can “guarantee Iran’s interests.” 

 

Abolishing ICE Would Erase America’s Borders And Open The Floodgates To More Crime, Drugs, And Terrorism As Reported by the White House.

Leading Democrats in Congress have called for United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to be abolished, which would grind immigration enforcement to a halt, with devastating consequences for public safety. 

 

At the NATO summit, Trump is standing up for fair treatment for America As Reported by Fox News.

President Trump is in Europe, attending a two-day NATO summit in Belgium as part of a trip that will include meetings with British Prime Minister Theresa May and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

 

Congress Renews Push to Designate Muslim Brotherhood as Terror Group As Reported by the Washington Free Beacon

‘The Muslim Brotherhood is a malevolent force, and American policy needs to reflect this truth’

 

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