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Trump signals he will choose approach on Iran that preserves nuclear deal

September 15, 2017
David Sanger | The New York Times
President Trump kept the Iran nuclear deal alive on Thursday as a critical deadline lapsed, a sign that he is stepping back from his threat to abandon an agreement he repeatedly disparaged. He is moving instead to push back on Iran’s ambitions in the Middle East in other ways.
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UN Security Council unanimously approves new sanctions against...

September 12, 2017
Jeff Zeleny | CNBC
The UN Security Council unanimously voted for stronger sanctions against North Korea, which aim to cut the rogue nation’s annual export revenue by $1.3 billion.
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Trump’s Generals: Military Options for North Korea Are All ‘Terrible’

September 9, 2017
Kimberly Dozier | Daily Beast
The Pacific Rim is bracing for another possible North Korean missile launch this weekend—but don’t expect an armed response from the United States, unless Pyongyang takes direct aim at the U.S. or an allied territory. That’s according to a Team Trump briefing to lawmakers this week.
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U.S. retaliates against Russia, orders closure of consulate, annexes

September 1, 2017
Yeganeh Torbati | Reuters
The United States has told Russia to close its consulate in San Francisco and buildings in Washington and New York that house trade missions, the State Department said on Thursday, in retaliation for Moscow cutting the U.S. diplomatic presence in Russia.
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Latest North Korea missile launch spurred White House game plan

August 30, 2017
Jennifer Jacobs, Nick Wadhams | Bloomberg
Shortly after the U.S. detected the launch of a North Korean missile that soared over Japan, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley joined national security aides on calls to craft an urgent response.
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North Korea fires missile over Japan

August 29, 2017
Eamon Javers | CNBC
North Korea launched an "unprecedented" missile over Japanese airspace where it broke into three pieces before landing in the Pacific Ocean.
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Investigators repeatedly warned navy ahead of deadly collisions

August 28, 2017
Nancy Youssef, Ben Kesling, Jake Maxwell Watts | The Wall Street Journal
Congressional investigators and military officials warned repeatedly about overworked sailors, shortened training schedules and budget cuts in the years leading up to two fatal collisions involving U.S. Navy ships, government auditors, lawmakers and Pentagon officials said.
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U.S. holds powerful but risky tool to halt North Korea's nuclear progress

August 25, 2017
Yeganeh Torbati, David Brunnstrom | Reuters
The U.S. government is turning the screws on companies that do business with North Korea in violation of U.N. sanctions but has stopped short of taking the more aggressive, and riskier, move of targeting Chinese banks that facilitate Pyongyang’s trade in arms and other banned goods.
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