In our news wrap Wednesday, President Trump removed chief political strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council, whose appointment had drawn criticism. Also, the president said it's possible that former National Security Adviser Susan Rice may have committed a…
By PBS NewsHour
Bannon's role on the NSC sparked concerns from Trump critics, who said it was inappropriate for the political adviser to play a role in national security.
By Vivian Salama, Associated Press
Flynn's departure less than one month into the Trump administration marks an extraordinarily early shakeup in the president's senior team of advisers. Flynn was a loyal Trump supporter throughout the campaign, but his ties to Russia caused concern among other…
By Julie Pace, Eric Tucker and Jill Colvin, Associated Press
A day before inauguration, the incoming Trump administration was forced to defend the pace of its staffing for important national security and diplomatic jobs. Judy Woodruff talks with Roger Cressey, a former National Security Council staff member, and Mark Landler…
By PBS NewsHour
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
The Obama administration's decision is a symbolic but significant shift that reflects the U.S. military's evolution from a male-dominated force to one seeking to incorporate women at all levels.
By Larisa Epatko
President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he doesn't use the term "radical Islam" when describing U.S. counterterrorism operations because it is a "political distraction" that would make no difference in the fight.
By Deb Riechmann and Robert Burns, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — In his handwritten will, al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden claimed he had about $29 million in personal wealth — the bulk of which he wanted to be used "on jihad, for the sake of Allah."…
By Andrew Mach
The White House said U.S. special forces killed a senior Islamic State commander who was in involved with the terrorist organization's illicit oil and gas and military operations during a raid overnight Friday in eastern Syria.
By Matthew Pennington, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Human rights advocates and some lawmakers say the United States is sending the wrong signal by opening the door for broader engagement with Myanmar’s widely criticized military just weeks after President Barack Obama assured opposition leader Aung San…
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