|2016.08.08||Fifty senior GOP national security officials say Trump would be 'the most reckless president in American history' nytimes.com|
|2016.09.07||Trump delivers military readiness speech in Pennsylvania, PA donaldjtrump.com|
|2016.09.07||Trump proposes key policies in military readiness speech. donaldjtrump.com|
|2016.12.01||Trump nominates retired Marine General James Mattis for secretary of defense washingtonpost.com (See also James Mattis)|
|2016.12.07||Trump picks retired Marine General John Kelly for Secretary of Homeland Security. pbs.org (See also John Kelly, Department of Homeland Security)|
|2016.12.22||Trump tweets "The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes" twitter.com (See also Nuclear Weapons)|
|2016.12.27||Trump taps former Bush official Bossert as adviser on homeland security, counterterrorism, and cybersecurity. cnn.com (See also Department of Homeland Security)|
|2017.01.11||Mattis breaks with Trump on Russia, says Putin is trying to 'break' NATO pbs.org (See also James Mattis, Russia)|
|2017.01.16||Mattis clashes with Trump transition team over Pentagon staff appointments chicagotribune.com (See also James Mattis, Department of Defense)|
|2017.01.25||During an ABC News Interview, Trump says that waterboarding works and that he will rely on his team's guidance to do everything "legally." twitter.com (See also Constitutional Issues)|
|2017.02.02||Kevin Harrington, former managing director and head of research for hedge fund Thiel Macro, is appointed to NSC staff as deputy assistant to the president for strategic planning. sfchronicle.com|
|2017.02.02||Trump's team made Yemen raid decisions over dinner, suggesting a risky casual attitude in use of force. pbs.org (See also Foreign Policy, Yemen)|
|2017.02.14||House Oversight Committee chair is looking into Trump's security protocols at Mar-a-Lago after guests there witness and photograph classified meeting. politico.com (See also Nuclear Weapons, First 100 Days, Conflicts of Interest)|
|2017.02.14||Trump promises to expand US nuclear arsenal. telegraph.co.uk (See also First 100 Days, Nuclear Weapons)|
Donald Trump has promised a new era of American nuclear dominance with an expanded arsenal of atomic weapons in his first comments on the subject since taking office.
|2017.02.16||Vice-admiral Robert Harward turns down the position of National Security Advisor at the Trump White House. latimes.com (See also National Security, Rejected or Withdrawn Appointments)|
|2017.02.18||Pence tries to reassure concerned European leaders, while also warning they must spend more on NATO. nytimes.com (See also Nationalism, Europe, Mike Pence)|
|2017.02.28||Cybersecurity experts say the National Security Agency risks a talent exodus due to concerns about the direction of U.S intelligence agencies under Trump. reuters.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.03.10||Former Secret Service and intelligence officials say Trump's Mar-a-Lago is vulnerable to spies. politico.com (See also First 100 Days)|
The president’s semi-public Florida retreat doesn’t follow the same strict background-check protocol as the White House, creating an espionage risk.
|2017.03.13||Trump gives the CIA secret new authority to conduct drone strikes against suspected terrorists. wsj.com (See also First 100 Days)|
President Donald Trump has given the Central Intelligence Agency secret new authority to conduct drone strikes against suspected terrorists, U.S. officials said, changing the Obama administration’s po…
- 2016.12.23 "Trump's Nuclear Weapons Tweet, Translated and Explained" (New York Times)
"'This is such a North Korean statement in its flavor,' Mr. Pollack said of Mr. Trump’s Twitter post. But, he quickly added, 'this could just be the Obama statement in Trump speak.' It is that uncertainty, he and Mr. Narang warned, as much as or possibly more than any policy change, that could force nuclear competitors to react in ways that add serious risk to a world that already has plenty."