Trump ousts National Security Adviser John Bolton, says they ‘disagreed strongly’ on policy

President Trump announced Tuesday that he has fired National Security Adviser John Bolton, saying he “disagreed strongly” with his suggestions on a range of issues. “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House,” … Read More

A New Cold War Is Not Inevitable

posted in: News, Russia

Top NATO and Russian military commanders have agreed to meet. Here’s what they need to discuss. Coming to a negotiating table near your.  Photographer: Sergei Grits/AFP/Getty Images When I served as Supreme Allied Commander at NATO from 2009 to 2013, I … Read More

How Trump caught his White House and the world by surprise

posted in: News, United States

(CNN)When White House aides arrived at work Thursday, they were prepared for a market-shaking event that would prompt jitters among US allies and cause heartburn among establishment thinkers, even Republicans. They weren’t prepared for two such events. President Donald Trump … Read More

‘Bloody nose’ strike on North Korea will trigger all-out war, warn analysts

WASHINGTON – Concerns are mounting over the possibility of a targeted strike by the US on North Korea, with US analysts warning that Washington will face major dilemmas if it were to order such a “bloody nose” strike. Miscalculations and flawed assumptions … Read More

How U.S. Intelligence Agencies Underestimated North Korea

Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, with the Hwasong-15 missile in a photo released by the government news agency in November. CreditKorean Central News Agency WASHINGTON — At the start of Donald Trump’s presidency, American intelligence agencies told the new administration … Read More

Trump’s New National Security Doctrine: Israel Is Not the Cause of the Middle East’s Problems

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In new outline of national security strategy, Trump doctrine to declare that ‘states have increasingly found common interests with in Israel’ in confronting threats such as Iran and radical jihadist terrorist organizations. Prioritizing national sovereignty over alliances, President Donald Trump … Read More

Donald Trump is ‘Begging for war,’ North Korea says as U.S. prepares for aerial drill with South Korea

North Korea claimed Donald Trump was “begging for war” as the U.S. announced it would carry out the largest ever aerial drill with South Korea in the coming week. The drill is scheduled to take place from December 4-8, in … Read More

Trump to make announcement on fate of Iran nuclear deal Friday

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President Trump is expected to announce his decision on the fate of the Iran nuclear deal in a speech on Friday, according to Republican lawmakers briefed by the administration. White House national security adviser H.R. McMaster was on Capitol Hill … Read More

Trump to weigh more aggressive US strategy on Iran

posted in: Middle East, News

President Donald Trump is weighing a strategy that could allow more aggressive US responses to Iran’s forces, its Shiah Muslim proxies in Iraq and Syria, and its support for militant groups, according to six current and former US officials. The … Read More

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