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President Trump ignored his own administration's findings, violated his constitutional duties and played pure politics when he declared emergency earlier this month in order to secure funding for a Mexican border wall, several dozen former national security officials said Monday.

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U.S. tactical vehicles provide security near a blockade on a road toward Manbij, Syria, June 20, 2018. (U.S. Army/Staff Sgt. Timothy Koster)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's biggest claims on key foreign policy issues from North Korea to Islamic State were undercut on Tuesday — by his own national security team.

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What do China, Russia, bubonic plague and global warming have in common? They are among the top threats to U.S. national security, according to the U.S. government.

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Associated Press/Carolyn Kaster

I doubt Trump really wants to know who wrote that anonymous op-ed attacking his administration from the perspective of an insider.

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One year into the Trump administration, what are the most complex challenges facing the U.S. military? This is the third installment of THREAT WEEK, our brief series spotlighting some of the Pentagon’s biggest obstacles ahead of President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address.

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Photo via U.S. Army/Pfc. Andrya Hill

During his confirmation hearing in January, Secretary of Defense James Mattis vowed that the Department of Defense would take the national security challenges posed by climate change seriously, despite the President Donald Trump’s well-documented skepticism on the matter. But a new government report suggests the Pentagon isn’t taking all the necessary steps to address climate’s impact on readiness worldwide — and the delay may be rooted in a delicate dance by DoD officials to reconcile its security concerns with the White House’s firm opposition to mainstream climate research.

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