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World Apr 14‘Mission Accomplished’ in Syria, Trump declares on Twitter
President Donald Trump's choice of words recalled a similar claim associated with President George W. Bush following the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
World Apr 13WATCH: President Donald Trump announces airstrikes on Syria in response to suspected chemical weapons attack
President Trump says a "combined operation" with France and the United Kingdom is underway.
World Apr 13Trump still mulling Syria strike; Russia assails gas photos
Russia and Britain exchanged sharp accusations Friday over the suspected poison gas attack in Syria, and the U.S. Navy was moving an additional Tomahawk missile-armed ship within striking range.
Politics Apr 13Trump consults with allies as he weighs Syria decision
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned that such an attack could spin out of control, suggesting caution in advance of a decision on how to respond to an attack against civilians last weekend that U.S. officials are increasingly certain involved the…
Politics Apr 12Trump: Attack on Syria could be ‘very soon or not so soon at all!’
On Twitter, the president argued he had never signaled the timing of retaliation for a suspected chemical weapons attack that he had suggested was imminent a day earlier.
Politics Mar 11U.S. officials say no added conditions for North Korea talks
Trump administration officials said Sunday there will be no more conditions imposed on North Korea before a first-ever meeting of the two nation's leaders.
Politics Feb 07U.S. intensifies focus on Taliban, shifts air power to Afghanistan
Air Force Maj. Gen. James Hecker told reporters at the Pentagon today that the U.S. Central Command officially designated Afghanistan as its "main effort," now that the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria is winding down…
Politics Feb 06Trump’s nuclear strategy leaves little room for arms control
There's a place for arms control in the Trump administration's new nuclear strategy. It's a very small place.
Politics Feb 02Trump nuclear doctrine says administration will take more aggressive stance on Russia
The Trump administration on Friday said Russia must be persuaded it would face "unacceptably dire costs" if it were to threaten even limited nuclear attack in Europe.
World Feb 02U.S. has no evidence of Syrian use of sarin gas, Mattis says
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the U.S. is "looking for evidence" that the Syrian government has used the deadly chemical sarin on its citizens.