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

US proceeding with plan for coalition to counter Iran threats

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Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff says he hopes other nations will soon sign up to join the effort to protect commercial traffic in Persian Gulf area Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford testifies during a … Read More

The US is pushing for a new military coalition to safeguard the waters off of Iran and Yemen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States hopes to enlist allies over the next two weeks or so in a military coalition to safeguard strategic waters off Iran and Yemen, where Washington blames Iran and Iran-aligned fighters for attacks, the top … Read More