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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is issuing an executive order to help protect the United States against foreign adversaries that are taking advantage of technological vulnerabilities to threaten U.S. communications systems.

The order the White House announced Wednesday does not name specific countries or companies, but the administration has been trying to keep allied nations from using equipment from the Chinese tech company Huawei. In August, Trump signed a bill that barred the U.S. government from using equipment from Huawei and China's ZTE Corp.

The U.S., which is embroiled in an escalating trade war with China, also has sounded warnings about Huawei's efforts to expand into Europe. The U.S. worries that China could use Huawei to gain access to private, commercial or other information that could compromise NATO and allied intelligence operations.

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  • 0boxerssuddenlinknet
    May 15, 2019 at 5:29 p.m.

    thank you sir.

  • Skeptic1
    May 15, 2019 at 8:21 p.m.

    Imagine that, a president that actually cares about his county. What a different world this would be if Clinton had not sold our technology off to China.

  • Waitjustaminute
    May 15, 2019 at 8:21 p.m.

    Waiting for the liberals to come on here and give him credit for doing something good. Ah, on second thought, never mind.

  • Illinoisroy
    May 16, 2019 at 8:01 a.m.

    skeptic,
    Put down the Kool-Aid, trump only cares about trump.

  • mozarky2
    May 16, 2019 at 8:30 a.m.

    Perhaps President Trump only cares about President Trump.
    But President Trump has done some miraculous things for the people of this nation, and that's great, whether he cares for those people or not.
    BTW, Ill, if I didn't have any better command of the English language than you, I'd be too emberassed to post here.

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