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Politics Sep 16WATCH: Trump says U.S. ‘locked and loaded’ if attacks on Saudi oil sites warrant response
American officials released satellite images of the damage at the heart of the kingdom's crucial Abqaiq oil processing plant and a key oil field, and two U.S. officials said the attacker used multiple cruise missiles and drone aircraft.
World Sep 09WATCH: Trump says U.S.-Taliban peace talks are ‘dead’
What had seemed like a potential deal to end America's longest war has unraveled, with President Donald Trump and the Taliban blaming each other for the collapse of nearly a year of U.S.-Taliban negotiations in Doha, Qatar.
Nation Aug 29WATCH: Trump declares new Space Command key to American defense
"This is a landmark day," Trump said in a Rose Garden ceremony, "one that recognizes the centrality of space to America's national security and defense."…
World Aug 19Pentagon conducts test of previously banned missile
The test off the coast of California on Sunday marks the resumption of an arms competition that some analysts worry could increase U.S.-Russian tensions.
Politics Jul 23Senate confirms Mark Esper as secretary of defense
Mark Esper, an Army veteran and former defense industry lobbyist, won Senate confirmation Tuesday by a vote of 90-8, ending the longest period the Pentagon has gone without a confirmed leader in its history.
World Jul 19Iran says it’s seized a British oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz
The website of Iran's Revolutionary Guard said the tanker was seized Friday for "non-compliance with international maritime laws and regulations" and was taken to an Iranian port.
World Jul 17U.S. kicking NATO ally Turkey out of fighter program
In a written statement, the White House said Wednesday that Turkey's decision to buy the Russian S-400 air defense system "renders its continued involvement with the F-35 impossible."…
Politics Jul 16WATCH: Defense secretary nominee says U.S. should pursue diplomacy with Iran
"I agree we do not want war with Iran," Mark Esper said. "We are not seeking war with Iran. We need to get back on the diplomatic channel."…
Politics Jul 15Trump nominates Esper to be defense chief, succeeding Mattis
The moment the nomination was received by the Senate on Monday afternoon, Esper was required to step out of his role as acting defense secretary — a job he has held since June — until he is confirmed as the…
Nation Jul 11Pulling troops out of Afghanistan early would be a mistake, general says
He says the U.S. should keep a "modest number" of forces in Iraq and Syria to maintain stability.