Foreign Policy

Bowe Bergdahl’s Sentencing Delayed Over Trump’s Comments

The long-awaited sentencing of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was delayed Monday after his defense team filed a motion to dismiss the case because of incendiary comments President Donald Trump has made about the case.<p>Saying he needed time to study the motion, the military court judge weighing the case, …

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US Reportedly Prepping Nuclear Bombers for Posture Not Seen Since Cold War

The U.S. Air Force is reportedly preparing B-52 bombers outfitted with nuclear weapons for 24-hour alert, a posture unseen since the Cold War.<p>In an …

War

Widow of slain U.S. soldier says Trump call 'made me cry even worse'

, (Reuters) - The widow of a U.S. Army sergeant killed in Niger this month said on Monday that President Donald Trump "made me cry even worse" in a condolence telephone call when he said that her husband "knew what he signed up for."<p>In an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America," Myeshia …

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Key senators say they didn't know the US had troops in Niger

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Some senators are saying they didn't know the US had troops in Niger as questions swirl about the raid that killed four US servicemen there earlier this month.<p>The Pentagon, however, said Monday it has kept Congress informed of the operation. Military investigators are looking …

Politics

America’s Forever Wars

The United States has been at war continuously since the attacks of 9/11 and now has just over 240,000 active-duty and reserve troops in at least 172 countries and territories. While the number of men and women deployed overseas has shrunk considerably over the past 60 years, the military’s reach …

Opinion

Watch George W. Bush crack up Barack Obama while Bill Clinton is talking about hurricane relief

3:03 a.m. ET<p>On Sunday night, an impressive cast of comedians and actors poked fun at and celebrated retired late-night TV legend David Letterman as …

Nuclear

Did McCain mock Trump's draft deferments?

Senator John McCain appeared to mock US President Donald Trump's draft deferments during the Vietnam War in an interview with C-SPAN.

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Donald W. Bush?

It seems that Bush is being forgotten, possibly on the grounds that no former president could look bad with Donald Trump in the White House.<p>Born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth, a former businessman who had helped run companies into the ground, he was widely considered ill-prepared …

Donald Trump

China's Pursuit of Fugitive Businessman Guo Wengui Kicks Off Manhattan Caper Worthy of Spy Thriller

Guo Wengui, a wealthy Chinese businessman, sat in the sun room of his apartment on the 18th-floor of the Sherry-Netherland Hotel on New York’s Fifth Avenue. With him were four officials from China’s Ministry of State Security, whom Mr. Guo had agreed to meet.<p>For many months, Mr. Guo, from his …

News (U.S.)

Vietnam War medic who saved 60 on secret mission to receive Medal of Honor

Retired Army Captain Gary Michael "Mike" Rose, 71, will receive the Medal of Honor Monday for his heroism as a combat medic during a harrowing secret …

News

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes unannounced trip to Afghanistan

KABUL — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Monday to pledge U.S. support to its government after a week of Taliban attacks that killed more than 200 people.<p>After arriving from Doha, Qatar, Tillerson met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to reaffirm the …

Afghanistan

Why Trump's Korean war talk should be taken seriously

<b>(CNN) —</b> Washington elites have long regarded war with North Korea as all but unthinkable. Yet, obscured by the wild twists and daily cacophony of the Trump presidency, the conventional wisdom is changing.<p>While President Donald Trump rattles sabers on Twitter and slams "Rocket Man" Kim Jong Un, …

North Korea

Pence honors memory of Marines killed in 1983 Beirut bombing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is honoring the memory of 241 U.S. service members who were killed in the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Beirut, Lebanon.<p>Pence and White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster paid tribute Monday to the service members, including 220 Marines, on …

Politics

Roy Moore Is An Outspoken Fundamentalist About Everything But Climate Change

The Alabama Republican, now a Senate nominee, bases most stances in a hard-line interpretation of Christianity. Climate change denial appears no different.<p>Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore takes a hard-line Christian fundamentalist stance on just about every issue.<p>He’s written poems …

Climate

The U.S. invited Indonesia’s military chief to visit — then denied him entry

Indonesian leaders are seeking answers after the country’s military chief, Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo, was denied entry to the United States over the weekend.<p>Nurmantyo had been invited by Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the United States' highest-ranking military …

World News

The EPA Has Pulled Its Scientists from a Climate Change Conference

The Environmental Protection Agency has pulled three of its scientists from a major conference on Monday where they were set to speak about the …

Climate

Why McMaster's North Korea remarks are important

U.S. national security advisor HR McMaster spoke last week about the possibility of a war with North Korea, saying that 'accept and deter is …

World News

Boris Johnson says North Korea is holding a 'nuclear sword of Damocles' over a 'trembling human race'

• <b>The UK Foreign Secretary has suggested that North Korea was holding "the nuclear sword of Damocles" over "a trembling human race."</b>• <b><br>Boris Johnson also said US President</b> <b>Donald Trump had an "absolute duty" to respond to North Korea's nuclear threats in any way necessary.</b>• <b><br>Boris Johnson also encouraged</b> …

North Korea

Thanks to Obama, America is two steps behind Iran in Middle East

The fall of Raqqa, capital of the Islamic State’s “caliphate” in Syria and Iraq, is unarguably an important politico-military milestone, albeit long …

Middle East

German military: 200 soldiers classified as far-right extremists since 2008

A German lawmaker has criticized discrepancies in the reporting of right-wing sympathizers among the military's ranks. The identified extremists …

Germany

Philippines declares siege by Islamist rebels over in Marawi City

CLARK, Philippines (Reuters) - The Philippines declared an end on Monday to five months of fierce urban warfare in a southern city held by pro-Islamic State militants, a battle that has marked the country's biggest security crisis in years.<p>Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said combat operations …

World News

Jimmy Carter Wants to Help President Trump Resolve the North Korea Crisis

Former President Jimmy Carter may be on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum from the current leader of the free world, but he's still offering …

News

Trump visit to DMZ unlikely, White House says

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump will most likely forgo a visit to the heavily fortified border between North and South Korea when he visits Asia next month, a senior White House official said Monday, bypassing what has been a symbolic opportunity for US commanders in chief to stare into …

North Korea

In Kurdistan we need change, not theatrics

The Kurdish referendum was about political power games, not about independence.<p>Since the end of World War I, the Kurdish people have been a pawn in the hands of players in the Middle East chess game played so hard, and often so bloodily.<p>Throughout these years, all we, the Kurds, asked for was to be …

Geopolitics

Rex Tillerson Pays Secret Visit to U.S. Air Base in Afghanistan

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson made a secret two-hour visit to the main American air base in Afghanistan on Monday, arriving in a military transport plane to meet top Afghan officials inside a massive bunker.<p>Nearly 20,000 military personnel, contractors and …

News (U.S.)

Western sanctions are shrinking Russia's population

• <b>Russians are having far fewer children this year than last year — down by roughly 10 to 15%.</b>• <b><br>The most plausible hypothesis for the sharp decrease is Western sanctions.</b>• <b><br>If this keeps up, Russia will only be the 15th most populous nation by 2050.</b><p>President Vladimir Putin openly admits that economic …

Russia

Women are Vital in the Fight Against Terrorism

Amid deadly terrorist attacks and devastating conflicts, Republicans and Democrats just came together to pass a new law that could improve security …

International Relations

UK PM May says she is 'ambitious and positive' about Brexit talks

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she was "ambitious and positive" about the country's future and its negotiations to leave the European Union, describing the talks as being conducted in a "constructive spirit".<p>"I am ambitious and positive about Britain's future …

Brexit

A trade deal in distress: It's time to save NAFTA

As neighbors on the North American continent, the United States, Canada and Mexico share a responsibility not only to promote and safeguard the …

NAFTA

Morning News Brief

President Trump plans to tackle taxes and the opioid crisis this week. And, former Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is sentenced after pleading guilty to desertion charges.

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