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

US will act if Iranian tanker tries to deliver oil to Syria: Pompeo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks following a meeting of the UN Security Council at UN headquarters in New York, U.S., August 20, 2019. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson – Photograph: LUCAS JACKSON The United States will take every action it can … Read More

U.S. preparing to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan in initial deal with Taliban

Soldiers carry the casket of Spec. Michael Nance at Dover Air Force Base on July 31 in Delaware. Nance and Pfc. Brandon Kreischer were killed on July 29 in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan province. (Steve Ruark/AP) The Trump administration is preparing to … Read More

East Asia Is on the Razor’s Edge After North Korea Missile Launches

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A single miscalculation could plunge the Korean Peninsula into a conflagration with grave consequences for Japan, China, Russia—and the United States. AFP Contributor SEOUL—The defection on Thursday of a North Korean soldier weaving his way across the DMZ is the … Read More

US to do all to bring democracy back to Venezuela

US-built ‘great coalition’ in the region trying to find a solution to Venezuela’s crisis, says Mike Pompeo. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (FILE PHOTO) ANKARA Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday the U.S. will do whatever is necessary to … Read More

Iran Declares War on the US’s Covert Influence in Iraq

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When US officials visited Baghdad and met with the Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi, they had two requests: first, to close all commerce and financial exchanges with Iran to strangle the Iranian economy and bring it to its knees. … Read More

Iran: Ballistic missile program not up for negotiation

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Iran denies Pompeo’s assertion that it is willing to negotiate over its ballistic missile program. Iranian ballistic missile – Reuters Iran denied on Tuesday that it was willing to negotiate over its ballistic missile program after Secretary of State Mike … 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

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