Senate confirms Trump’s pick to run the CIA

Rep. Mike Pompeo takes the helm at the nation’s top spy agency at a crucial time for U.S. national security as intelligence — traditionally a nonpartisan issue — has been thrust into the political arena.

Trump moves to pull US out of Pacific-Rim trade deal

The deal was the cornerstone of Obama’s attempt to counter China’s influence in Asia. The Obama administration labored for years to finalize TPP. But Obama’s own Democratic Party was skeptical of the pact, and the former president never sent it to Congress for ratification.

Trump taps ex-Rep. Heather Wilson for Air Force secretary

Wilson, an Air Force Academy graduate, served as an Air Force officer in Europe during the 1980s and was on the National Security Council staff under President George H.W. Bush during the fall of the Berlin Wall.