Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

By Coleman Saunders
Thursday, April 18, 2019, 12:37 PM

Attorney General Bill Barr released a redacted version of the Mueller report on Thursday. On Thursday morning, Barr gave a press conference in advance of the release. During his remarks, Barr detailed his contacts with the White House Counsel’s office and President Trump’s personal attorneys. Lawfare has shared the report, a livestream of the conference, as well as Barr’s prepared remarks.

North Korea has said it conducted a test of a new type of “tactical guided weapon,” its first such in months and demanded that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo no longer participate in nuclear negotiations, according to the Associated Press.

The Trump administration announced several new measures against Cuba including restrictions on both travel and remittances, said the Miami Herald.

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Jen Patja Howell shared the latest episode Rational Security podcast, in which Tamara Cofman Wittes, Shane Harris and Susan Hennessey discussed the arrest of Julian Assange, President Trump’s veto of a resolution to end U.S. military involvement in Yemen and .

Sam Winter-Levy reviewed “Secret Wars: Covert Conflict in International Politics” by Austin Carson.

Rachel Brown and Preston Lim posted a bi-weekly Sinotech update focused primarily on U.S.-China trade talks and U.S. government efforts to facilitate the rollout of 5G networks.

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