Mar 30

U.S. to beef up military presence in Eastern Europe

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials say the Pentagon will be deploying an armored brigade combat team to Eastern Europe next February as part of the ongoing effort to reassure allies worried about threats from an increasingly aggressive Russia.

Mar 22

Trump offers new insight into foreign policy posture

WASHINGTON — Confronting doubts about the depth of his knowledge of world affairs, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump delivered a sober speech to a pro-Israel crowd, outlining for the first time the team of foreign policy thinkers advising his campaign.

Feb 08

U.S. faces shortcomings in global, anti-ISIS coalition

WASHINGTON — To doubters of its strategy for defeating the Islamic State, the Obama administration likes to tout its coalition of 66 nations and claim strength in numbers. But a year and a half into the war, some administration officials…

Oct 15

Obama to keep 5,500 troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will keep 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan when he leaves office in 2017, according to senior administration officials, casting aside his promise to end the war on his watch and instead ensuring he hands the…

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