James Mattis

Turkey Says Trump Promised to Halt U.S. Arming of Syrian Kurds

President Donald Trump told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the U.S. would stop arming Kurdish fighters in Syria, Turkey’s foreign …

Syria

As ISIS retreats, US is set to reveal troop numbers in Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> The US currently has approximately 2,000 troops in Syria on an ongoing basis, mainly special operations forces, according to several defense officials.<p>Publicizing the number of US troops in Syria has been a sensitive matter for months, due to security concerns. But as coalition fighters …

U.S. Politics

Pakistan welcomes US offer to take on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan

WASHINGTON: Days before crucial talks with the US defence secretary, Pakistan has welcomed an American offer to take action against militants …

Pakistan

Pakistan concerned as Bangladesh hands six Jamaat leaders death penalty

The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday expressed Pakistan's reservations over the death sentences handed to six Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) leaders by …

Pakistan

US military presence in Syria resembles occupation: Russia

Russia says the US military presence in Syria looks like an occupation as it runs counter to international law and lacks authorization from the …

Syria

Special Report - Nuclear strategists call for bold move: scrap ICBM arsenal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Imagine it is 3 a.m., and the president of the United States is asleep in the White House master bedroom. A military officer stationed in an office nearby retrieves an aluminum suitcase - the “football” containing the launch codes for the U.S. nuclear arsenal - and rushes to …

War

Impeach Trump Billboards go up in Times Square

- Advertisement -<p>Image from Twitter User delexplorer<br>(Image by Twitter User delexplorer) Permission Details DMCA<p>American hedge fund manager, …

Liberal View

Bezos Cashes In On Lobbying Washington With Amazon’s $53 Billion Deal To Supply Pentagon

Above Photo: Defense Secretary James Mattis chats with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos during a visit to west coast tech and defense companies. (Jeff …

Jeff Bezos

Trump to Meet With Congressional Leaders on Budget Next Tuesday

President Donald Trump will meet next Tuesday with Democratic and Republican congressional leaders on a federal spending plan to keep the government …

Donald Trump

Trump Quietly Increasing U.S. Troops In Middle East

This number doesn't even account for the big rise in troops stationed in Afghanistan since Trump announced his new strategy for the fight against the …

War

Mattis Reveals the 'Big One' US Will Help Syria and Iraq With Once ISIS Fighting Is Over

As reports continue to emerge about ISIS losing strength and fleeing some of its strongholds, Defense Secretary and retired Gen. James Mattis urged …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Trump appeals court's decision to partially block transgender military ban

The Trump administration on Tuesday appealed an October court ruling partially blocking the president’s ban on transgender people serving in the …

Judiciary

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Russia has taken several high-profile meetings with Syria, Iran, and Turkey in the most visible signs that the United States has lost relevancy in …

Liberal View

Donald Trump's top security adviser reportedly called him an 'idiot' with the brain of a 'kindergartener'

National Security Adviser HR McMaster reportedly called US President Donald Trump an “idiot” and “kindergartner” during a private dinner in …

Donald Trump

All Quiet on the North Korean Front?

It would be a mistake to interpret a lack of missile tests as a willingness to engage in denuclearization talks.<p>Joseph Yun, the U.S. special envoy for North Korea policy, remarked on October 30 that 60 days without North Korean missile tests would signal to the United States that North Korea is …

North Korea

Boy, Is This Stupid or What?, by Philip Giraldi

Americans have been living in a country that has not known peace since 9/11, when President George W. Bush and his posse of neoconservatives …

Islamic State (ISIS)

H.R. McMaster Called Donald Trump Stupid In Private, Report Says

Today in slightly awkward — yet totally unsurprising — news, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has reportedly been talking a lot of smack …

Donald Trump

How do we keep Trump from launching nuclear war? - Salon.com

How do you keep an impulsive and ignorant president, a man who has been described by his own Secretary of State as a "f**king moron," from launching a nuclear war?<p>That terrifying question, often asked worriedly, privately or rhetorically over the last months, is echoing ever more loudly this week …

U.S. Politics

Philippines' Duterte defends troops on looting in Marawi siege

MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday (Nov 21) rejected allegations by a rights group that troops engaged in looting during the …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Obama's former cybersecurity tsar says military officers shouldn't take sides in politics

Greg Touhill visiting Sydney in November 2017. (Source: supplied)<p>A former data security chief who served under former US president Barack Obama has …

Donald Trump

U.S. v China in the race to weaponize space

I spent two days last week traveling with Defense Secretary James Mattis. The most memorable moment: inside Cheyenne Mountain, a Cold War-era …

U.S. Politics

Zakharova: “U.S. forces in Syria are acting as occupants, American presence in Syria is considered hostile”

<b>The United States received no permission from the United Nations to intervene in Syria, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on</b> …

War

Trump’s nuclear threats aren’t going over well with military officials

Yet another military official pushed back on President Donald Trump’s nuclear ambitions this weekend, saying he would resist any “illegal” decision …

Liberal View

Eric Trump: My dad isn't playing games on national security

Eric Trump has stressed that his father is “not playing” when it comes to national security and “protecting the free world against lunacy.”<p>Speaking …

Donald Trump

India Should Have No Illusions About Trump’s Afghan Strategy

Besides investment and economic aid, it is hard to say what the US expects of India in Afghanistan; despite seeking a more active Indian role, the US …

India

Mattis thinks that US military occupation in Syria is legal

Responding to a question on the status of US troops present in Syria, the US Defense Secretary, James Mattis, declared that his country had a UN …

Middle East

Trump's showdown with Beijing has been delayed, not deflected

Donald Trump lavished praise on Xi Jinping during a recent visit to China and boasted of sealing $US250 billion ($330 billion) in deals, but nobody …

China

ANALYSIS: Following the Defeat of ISIS, Syria Now on the Verge of a Much Larger Conflict

As the Iran- and Russia-backed pro-Assad coalition is fighting the Islamic State group in its last Syrian stronghold — Al-Bukamal, on the border with …

Conservative View

Article: Is the Trump Administration Planning a First Strike on North Korea?

From Smirking Chimp<p>Trump, Threats, Bomb<br>(Image by pixabay.com) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>Ever since the Trump administration began a few …

North Korea

Trump to be presented with $47M deal to arm Ukraine against Russia

President Donald Trump will be presented with the recommendation to finance and sell anti-tank missiles to the Ukrainian government — a move aimed at …

Russia