Andrew Freedman / Climate Control
While the ongoing cold snap is breaking records from Minnesota to Florida, it will not go down in history as the most significant Arctic outbreak in U.S. history, not even by a longshot.
Zachary Fryer-Biggs / Defense News
Cyberwarfare is the most serious threat facing the United States, according to almost half of US national security leaders who responded to the inaugural Defense News Leadership Poll, underwritten by United Technologies.
Tim Fernholz / Defense One
China overtook the United Kingdom last year as the country that received the most scrutiny of its US investments, according to the US government.
Thomas Erdbrink / New York Times
Even as the United States and Iran pursue negotiations on Tehran’s nuclear program, they find themselves on the same side of a range of regional issues surrounding an insurgency raging across the Middle East.
Matthew L. Wald / New York Times
Most members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission indicated on Monday that they considered it safe to continue storing most spent nuclear fuel in pools, even though concerns remain about potential accidents and terrorist attacks.
Rajat Pandit / Times of India
With an eye firmly on China, India and Japan on Monday decided to “further consolidate and strengthen their strategic and global partnership” in the defense arena through measures ranging from regular joint combat exercises and military exchanges to cooperation in anti-piracy, maritime security and counter-terrorism.
Keith Johnson / Foreign Policy Magazine
Energy execs and a powerful senator say it’s time — even though the U.S. still doesn’t drill enough to supply itself.
Voice of America
Authorities in China are urging the United States to aggressively pursue charges against a California man accused of setting fire to the Chinese consulate in San Francisco on New Year’s Day.
Anna Nemtsova / Foreign Policy Magazine
How the U.S. Ambassador in Moscow is using social media to get his message out.
Mike Godfrey / Tax News
In the review of its operations in 2013, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) pointed out that it has made “great strides” during the year, as it has “launched two groundbreaking trade negotiations, made substantial progress towards concluding a third, and secured the first major multilateral agreement in two decades.”
Daren Butler / Reuters
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s government purged hundreds of police officers overnight, media said, as part of a crackdown on a rival he accuses of trying to usurp state power by tarring him with a specious corruption investigation.
Since sequestration and passage of the new budget the Defense Department has been adjusting to a reduced funding environment – and 2014 won’t be much different. The speaker will discuss the outlook for Pentagon spending in 2014.