Trump announces enhanced narcotic operations amid coronavirus, deploys destroyers and Air Force assets

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. President Trump — flanked by Attorney General Bill Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and top military officials at the White House coronavirus briefing — announced on … Read More

All U.S. troops to withdraw from Afghanistan under peace deal

‘Conditions-based’ withdrawal will be complete in 14 months if Taliban keep commitments. U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, left, and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban group’s top political leader, shake hands after signing a peace agreement between Taliban and U.S. … Read More

Experts: Killing of Iranian Commander Sends Message to North Korea

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FILE – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides the test-firing of a new weapon, in this undated photo released on August 11, 2019, by North Korean Central News Agency. WASHINGTON – U.S. efforts to deal with Iran in the … Read More

White House, Pentagon, Giuliani reject House subpoenas

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The White House, the Pentagon, and President Trump‘s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on Tuesday all refused to comply with House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry subpoenas, escalating the fight between the administration and Democratic lawmakers. Democrats set a Tuesday deadline for Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Giuliani … Read More

Trump says he’s ending the US role in Middle East wars. He’s sending 1,800 troops to Saudi Arabia

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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with senior military leaders at the White House on October 7, 2019, in Washington, DC. Jabin Botsford/Washington Post via Getty Images The Trump administration will send nearly 2,000 troops and advanced military equipment to Saudi … Read More

Pentagon calls Russia as US announces Syria withdrawal

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US Defense Secretary Mark Esper/ Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu ©  REUTERS/Christian Hartmann;  Sputnik/Alexey Druzhinin US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper called his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoigu on Monday, as US President Donald Trump announced the US pullout from northeastern Syria. … Read More

Trump: ‘I have no intention’ of meeting with Iran at UN

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© Getty Images President Trump on Sunday said he has no plans to meet with the Iranian leaders at this week’s United Nations General Assembly. “Nothing is ever off the table completely, but I have no intention of meeting with Iran,” … Read More

Kim Jong Un says North Korean missile test sends warning to US

North Korea has taken escalating steps in recent weeks to show its frustration with the U.S.’s refusal to meet its demands in nuclear talks. S Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters Tuesday while en route to Tokyo that the allies … Read More

Senate confirms Esper as new Secretary of Defense in 90-8 vote

The Senate confirmed former Army Lt. Col. Mark Esper as Secretary of Defense Tuesday, making him the first permanent Pentagon boss since James Mattis resigned last December. Esper, who served 10 years on active duty and 11 years in the National Guard and Army … Read More

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