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Trump says military is 'locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely'

August 11, 2017
| The New York Times
President Trump issued yet another provocative warning of military action against North Korea on Friday, the third time in a week that he has suggested he was ready to strike the small, isolated Asian country that has been developing nuclear weapons capable of reaching the United States.
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Why General John Kelly is Trump’s last hope

August 10, 2017
Michael Duffy | TIME
To the men and women of the Trump White House--the curious, the hopeful, the desperate and the dubious--the all-hands summons was a little out of the ordinary.
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What you need to know about Guam, the tiny American territory North Korea is threatening

August 10, 2017
Nancy Youssef, Amber Jamieson | BuzzFeed News
The tiny island of Guam, a US territory, was threatened as a target by North Korea on Tuesday after reports that the regime had created miniaturized nuclear warheads that fit onto long-range missiles.
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Blackwater founder Erik Prince proposes privatizing Afghanistan war

August 9, 2017
Margaret Brennan | CBS News
President Trump has held off so far on approving strategy recommendations for the nearly 16-year war in Afghanistan. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said this week, "To just say we're going to keep doing what we've been doing, the president is not willing to accept that."
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Trump says U.S. ‘losing’ Afghan war in tense meeting with general

August 3, 2017
Carol Lee, Courney Kube | NBC News
President Donald Trump has become increasingly frustrated with his advisers tasked with crafting a new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and recently suggested firing the war's top military commander during a tense meeting at the White House, according to senior administration officials.
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U.S. test-launches ICBM amid North Korea tensions

August 3, 2017
Ken Dilanian, Courtney Kube | NBC News
The U.S. military successfully test-launched an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile from California early Wednesday, according to an Air Force spokesman — just days after North Korea's second test of an ICBM.
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Trump names Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly as White House chief of staff, ousting Reince Priebus

July 31, 2017
Philip Rucker, Abby Phillip, Robert Costa, Ashley Parker | The Washington Post
President Trump ousted White House chief of staff Reince Priebus and replaced him with Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly on Friday, a major shake-up designed to bring order and military precision to a West Wing beset for six straight months by chaos, infighting and few tangible accomplishments.
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President Trump's decision to ban transgender people from serving in the military makes headlines

July 28, 2017
Another power struggle may be underway between the White House and the Pentagon after President Trump decided to ban transgender people from serving in the military.
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