Sent out each weekday, The Soufan Group Morning Brief offers a roundup of the most important current events stories related to national security.


Past Issues

10/17/19: House Majority Condemns U.S. Withdrawal From Syria

10/16/19: White House, Pentagon, and Giuliani Reject House Subpoenas

10/15/19: Kurds Announce Deal with Syria as U.S. Withdraws

10/11/19: Iranian Oil Tanker Damaged in Possible Missile Attack

10/10/19: Turkey Launches Syrian Offensive, U.S. Takes ISIS Detainees

10/7/19: White House Endorses Turkish Military Offensive in Northeast Syria

10/4/19: Trump Calls on China to Investigate Biden

10/3/19: House Democrats Announce Plans to Subpoena White House

10/2/19: DOJ Confirms Foreign Outreach in Probe of 2016 Election

9/27/19: Whistleblower Complaint Says White House Sought to Cover Up Trump-Zelensky Call

9/26/19: White House Releases Transcript of Trump-Zelensky Call

9/25/19: Pelosi Announces Formal Impeachment Inquiry of Trump

9/24/19: UK, France, Germany Blame Iran for Saudi Oil Attacks

9/23/19: Pelosi Calls for Release of Whistle-Blower Complaint

9/20/19 : Pentagon Won’t Blame Iran for Saudi Attack until Assessment Concludes

9/19/19 : Trump Appoints Lead Hostage Negotiator Robert C. O’Brien as National Security Adviser

9/18/19 : U.S. Weighing Retaliatory Action Against Iran After Saudi Oil Attack

9/17/19 : U.S. Intelligence Indicates Attack on Saudi Oil Originated in Iran

9/16/19: Iran Denies Drone Strikes on Saudi Oil Facilities

9/13/19: Israel Denies Reports of Spying Near White House

9/12/19: Supreme Court Allows Broad Enforcement of Asylum Limits

9/11/19: Trump Ousts John Bolton as National Security Adviser

9/10/19: Judge Reinstates Nationwide Injunction Against Asylum Policy

9/9/19: Trump Cancels Peace Talks

9/6/19: EU Creates Tool for Easier Prosecution of Foreign Fighters

9/5/19: Judge Rules Terrorism Watchlist Violates Constitutional Rights

9/4/19: UN Alleges Britain, France, and U.S. May Be Complicit in Yemen War Crimes

9/3/19: France to Offer $15 Billion to Iran to Save Nuclear Deal

8/16/19: Israel Grants Access to Tlaib After Blocking Congressional Visit

8/15/19: U.S. Applies to Seize Iranian Tanker Held in Gibraltar

8/14/19: California Counties Sue to Block ‘Public Charge’ Immigration Rule

8/13/19: Flights Canceled as Chinese Military Assembles in Shenzhen

8/12/19: Protesters Shut Down Hong Kong Airport

8/9/19: McConnell Raises Possibility of Senate Action on Gun Laws

8/8/19: Trump Visits Dayton and El Paso

8/7/19: ‘Red Flag’ Gun Control Bills Gain Momentum in Congress

8/6/19: Trump Suggests Tying Background Checks to Immigration Reform

8/5/19: Mass Shootings in El Paso and Dayton Kill 29 People

8/2/19: U.S. Formally Withdraws from Nuclear Pact with Russia

8/1/19: Hamza bin Laden Presumed Dead

7/31/19: U.S. Expected to Renew Sanctions Waivers for Iran Nuclear Programs

7/30/19: Trump Supporters Used White House Access to Promote Saudi Nuclear Project

7/29/19: Trump Announces Asylum Deal with Guatemala

7/26/19: Russia Targeted Elections Systems in All 50 States

7/25/19: Mueller Testifies as Trump Tweets

7/24/19: EU Nations Agree on Plan to Redistribute Migrants and Refugees

7/23/19: ICE Expands Power to Swiftly Deport

7/22/19: Iran Captures 17 Alleged U.S. Spies, Some Sentenced to Death

7/19/19: U.S. Navy Ship Destroys Iranian Drone

7/18/19: Troops Deployed as House Votes to Block Sale of Weapons to Saudi Arabia

7/17/19: Kushner Proposes New Immigration Bill to Cabinet

7/16/19: Trump Administration Bars Asylum for Most Central American Migrants

7/15/19: Pence Defends Conditions at Migrant Detention Centers

7/12/19: Trump Retreats from Adding Citizenship Question to Census

7/11/19: U.S. Prepares to Arrest Thousands of Immigrant Family Members

7/10/19: Federal Judge Blocks DOJ from Removing Lawyers in Census Case

7/9/19: FBI and ICE Use State Driver’s License Database to Scan Photos

7/8/19: Officials Dismiss Reports of Disease, Hunger in Border Facilities

7/2/19: Iran Breaches Nuclear Fuel Limit

7/1/19: Judge Orders Government into Mediation Over Child Detention Facilities

6/28/19: Yielding to Senate, House Sends Trump $4.6B Border Bill

6/27/18: Court Case Seeks Inspections of Child Border Facilities

6/26/19: Robert Mueller to Testify Publicly on July 17

6/25/19: Trump Signs Order to Impose Sanctions on Khamenei

6/24/19: Trump Sets Two Week Deadline for Immigration Reform

6/21/19: Trump Approves Strikes on Iran, Then Abruptly Pulls Back

6/20/19: U.S. Drone Shot Down as Accusations Against Iran Rise

6/19/19: ICE Signals Mass Arrests, But Not ‘Millions’ Promised

6/18/19: U.S. to Send 1,000 Additional Troops to Middle East

6/17/19: Iran Threatens to Enrich Uranium Stockpile in 10 Days

6/14/19: U.S. Accuses Iran of Attacking Tankers

6/13/19: Rise in Migrant Children Prompts New Legislation, Base Housing

6/12/19: House Approves Lawsuits Against Barr, Clashing with DOJ

6/11/19: DOJ Agrees to Provide Key Mueller Evidence to House Democrats

6/10/19: Immigration Deal Halts Incipient Tariff War

6/7/19: With Threat of Tariffs, U.S. Pushes Mexico for More

6/6/19: Border Arrests Surge as Services for Minors Cut

6/5/19: House Votes to Protect Dreamers Amid White House Opposition

6/4/19: Focus Remains on Mueller Report

6/3/19: Pompeo and Trump Skeptical of Middle East Peace Plan

5/31/19: Trump Weighs New Asylum Plan

5/30/19: Mueller Resigns, Says Charging Trump Not an Option

5/29/19: U.S. Sent ISIS Suspects from Syria to Iraq

5/28/19: Assange's Lawyers Prepare for Legal Fight After Indictment

5/23/19: Pelosi Accuses President of “Cover-Up,” Trump Denounces Investigations

5/22/19: John Walker Lindh Set to Leave Prison this Week

5/21/19: Architects of Enhanced Interrogation Program to Testify Before Military Tribunal

5/20/19: Rocket Lands Within One Mile of U.S. Embassy in Iraq

5/17/19: Trump Proposes Merit-Based Immigration with Civics Test Requirement

5/16/19: TSA Identifies Hundreds of Agents for Deployment to Southern Border

5/15/19: House Committee Investigating Trump Attorneys

5/14/19: Former DHS Officials Blocked Plan to Arrest Thousands of Migrants

5/13/19: Saudi Arabia, UAE Say Ships Attacked Off Oil Port

5/10/19: U.S. Seizes North Korean Ship for Violating Sanctions

5/9/19: House Votes to Hold Barr in Contempt

5/8/19: Iran Withdraws from Parts of Nuclear Deal; Pompeo Travels to Iraq

5/7/19: Former Prosecutors Say Trump Would Face Charges If Not President

5/6/19: Military Officials Meet About Venezuela

5/3/19: Military Judge in 9/11 Trial to Step Down

5/2/19: Barr Declines To Testify Before House Judiciary Committee

5/1/19: Trump Orders New Restraints on Asylum Seekers

4/30/19: Trump Orders New Restraints on Asylum Seekers

4/29/19: Authorities Identify Suspect in Synagogue Shooting

4/26/19: White House Preparing Push For Arms Control Agreement With Russia and China

4/25/19: Iran’s Foreign Minister Proposes Prisoner Exchange With U.S.

4/24/19: ISIS Claims Responsibility For Sri Lanka Attack

4/23/19: Sri Lanka Says Attack Likely Linked to International Terrorists

4/22/19: Justice Department Releases Mueller Report

4/17/19: Barr Rules That Asylum Seekers Must Be Detained

4/16/19: Justice Department to Release Mueller Report on Thursday

4/15/19: White House Weighs Broader Immigration Curbs

4/12/19: White House Proposed Releasing Immigrant Detainees in Sanctuary Cities

4/11/19: WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested by Police in London

4/10/19: Trump Administration to Push for Tougher Asylum Rules

4/9/19: Homeland Security Faces More Uncertainty

4/8/19: Kirstjen Nielsen Resigns as Homeland Security Secretary

4/5/19: House Votes to End U.S. Involvement in Saudi Campaign in Yemen

4/4/19: First Satellite Images Show Saudi Nuclear Reactor Nearing Finish

4/3/19: U.S. Expands ‘Catch And Release’ Amid Surge In Migrants

4/2/19: Whistleblower Says Trump Admin Overturned 25 Security Clearance Denials

4/1/19: Trump Threatens to Close U.S.–Mexico Border, Cut Aid to Northern Triangle

3/29/19: DHS to Ask Congress for Authority to Deport Unaccompanied Migrant Children

3/28/9: U.S. Approved Secret Nuclear Power Work for Saudi Arabia

3/27/19: Supreme Court Tosses $315 Million Award In USS Cole Lawsuit

3/26/19: U.S. Said to Have Tapes of Alleged 9/11 Plotters

3/25/19: Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy

3/22/19: Trump Wants U.S. to Recognize Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

3/21/19: New Zealand to Ban Military-Style Semiautomatic Guns and Assault Rifles

3/20/19: Supreme Court Broadens Government's Power to Detain Criminal Immigrants

3/19/19: ISIS Vows Retaliation for New Zealand Attacks

3/18/19: Suspect in New Zealand Mosque Attack Charged With Murder

3/15/19: New Zealand Mosque Shootings Leave 49 Dead

3/14/19: ICE Agents Using Private License-Plate Database

3/13/19: U.S., Taliban Peace Talks Produce Draft Deal

3/12/19: UN Calls Out North Korea Sanctions Violations

3/11/19: Trump Seeks $750 Billion Defense Budget, Additional Wall Funding

3/8/19: Manafort Sentenced to Less Than Four Years in Virginia Case

3/7/19: Leaked Documents Show the U.S. Government Tracked Journalists and Immigration Advocates

3/6/19: North Korea Reportedly Rebuilding Long-Range Rocket Site

3/5/19: Judge Declines to Expedite Case of U.S.-Born Woman Who Joined ISIS

3/4/19: Manning Subpoena and Cohen Testimony Put Wikileaks in Spotlight

3/1/19: Pushback Grows Following Trump’s Claim That Kim Was Unaware of Warmbier Treatment

2/28/19: North Korea Nuclear Summit Ends Abruptly Over Sanctions Demand

2/27/19: Pakistan Says it Downed Indian Warplanes

2/26/19: House to Vote on Trump's Emergency Declaration

2/25/19: Pence Travels to Colombia as Violence Erupts in Venezuela

2/22/19: Prosecutors: Coast Guard Lieutenant Was Planning Wide-Scale Domestic Terrorist Attack

2/21/19: Carol Rosenberg Joins The New York Times

2/20/19: UK Strips Citizenship from Teen Who Joined ISIS

2/19/19: Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall, 16 States Sue

2/15/19: Trump Expected to Sign Budget Deal Before Declaring National Emergency

2/14/19: House Votes to End U.S. Involvement in Yemen

2/13/19: U.S.–Led Middle East Summit Begins With Weak EU Support

2/12/19: Lawmakers Reach Agreement in Principle to Avoid Shutdown

2/11/19: Talks Over Border Security Break Down

2/8/19: UN Says Saudi Officials Planned and Carried Out Khashoggi Murder

2/7/19: U.S. Says Guantanamo an Option for ISIS Foreign Fighters

2/6/19: Trump Presses on Immigration During SOTU

2/5/19: Riyadh Transferred U.S. Weapons to Armed Actors in Yemen

2/4/19: European Leaders Join U.S. In Supporting Guaidó

2/1/19: Senate Rebukes Trump Over Troop Withdrawals

1/31/19: UAE Used Cyber “Super-Weapon” to Spy on iPhones of Foes

1/30/10: Intelligence Chiefs Contradict Trump in “Worldwide Threat Assessment” Report

1/29/19: U.S. Sanctions Venezuelan State Oil Company

1/28/19: U.S. and Taliban Agree in Principle to Peace Framework

1/25/19: Roger Stone Indicted and Arrested in Mueller Probe

1/24/19: Trump Administration Recognizes Guaido as Venezuelan President

1/23/19: Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Take Up Census Citizenship Question

1/22/19: Report Identifies Undisclosed North Korean Missile Site

1/18/19: Watchdog: Thousands More Migrant Families Separated Than Reported

1/17/19: At Least Four Americans Killed in Attack in Syria

1/16/19: William Barr Faces Questions on Mueller Investigation During Confirmation Hearing

1/15/19: Attorney General Nominee Vows to Let Mueller Finish Probe

1/14/19: Trump Concealed Details of Meetings with Putin

1/11/19: Unpaid National Security Workers Ramp Up Shutdown Pressure

1/10/19: American Teen Accused of Fighting with ISIS in Syria as U.S. Plans Withdrawal

1/9/19: Trump Administration Backs Away From Claim of Terrorists ‘Streaming Over Border’

1/8/19: Trump Increases Efforts to Garner Support for Border Wall

1/7/19: Bolton Says U.S. Withdrawal From Syria is Conditional

1/4/19: American Detained in Russia Charged With Espionage

1/3/19: Former CIA Officer Indicted for Chinese Spying Had Accomplice

1/2/19: Family of American Arrested in Russia on Spy Charges Fears For His Safety