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US considers shooting down NK missiles that don't pose a direct threat

<b>(CNN) —</b> As tensions continue to ratchet up with North Korea, CNN has learned that the US is considering shooting down a North Korean ballistic missile even if it does not directly threaten the US or its allies.<p>Speaking to reporters Monday, Defense Secretary James Mattis said North Korea is …

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Pentagon reporters frustrated by Mattis

Trump's war on the press may be spilling over into the Defense Department, journalists fear.<p>Pentagon reporters are complaining of decreased access to Defense Secretary James Mattis, as well as a reduction in journalists allowed to travel on official trips, at a time when the Trump administration is …

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Trump warns of 'rogue regimes' in America First-focused U.N. address

In his debut address before the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, President Trump doubled down on his America First outlook as he warned of …

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Mattis: US to send 3,000 more troops to Afghanistan

Defense Secretary James Mattis on Monday confirmed the United States will send 3,000 more troops to Afghanistan, Reuters reported.<p>“It is exactly over …

Afghanistan

Mattis says over 3,000 additional U.S. troops will deploy to Afghanistan

The Defense secretary signed the order to send the troops in August, though at the time he did not reveal a number

North Korea

War with North Korea Starts To Look Inevitable

Pyongyang’s and Washington’s miscalculation and misconception could lead to the worst outcomes.<p>“We have pretty much exhausted all the things that we could do at the Security Council at this point,” said Nikki Haley on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, referring to North Korea. “We wanted to be …

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America’s Slow-Motion Military Coup

Stephen KinzerIn a democracy, no one should be comforted to hear that generals have imposed discipline on an elected head of state. That was never …

Foreign Policy

How Trump's advisers schooled him on globalism

AP Radio AP Radio News:<p>NEW YORK (AP) -- On a sweltering Washington summer day, President Donald Trump's motorcade pulled up to the Pentagon for a meeting largely billed as a briefing on the Afghanistan conflict and the fight against the Islamic State group.<p>There, in the windowless meeting room …

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It became clear Thursday that the Senate would not consider an amendment to the defense budget addressing President Trump’s ban on transgender people …

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Breaking: 'Mad Dog' Mattis Makes His Move

Advertisement - story continues below<p>The Pentagon released new guidance Friday allowing transgender troops currently serving in the United States …

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Haley says UN has exhausted options on North Korea

WASHINGTON - The US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday that the UN Security Council has run out of options on containing …

North Korea

Pentagon: Transgender service members are able to re-enlist

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Transgender members of the military will be able to re-enlist for service while President Donald Trump's directive barring transgender recruits is under review, the Pentagon has confirmed.<p>"Transgender service members whose term of service expires while the interim guidance is in …

Politics

James Mattis Says Transgender Soldiers Can Re-Enlist... For Now

Pentagon issues new guidance that would allow transgender service members serving in the military to re-enlist in coming months, Associated Press …

Entertainment

27-Yr-Old Footage Of 'Mad Dog' Emerges - It Shows You Exactly Why Trump Picked Him

Advertisement - story continues below<p>Secretary of Defense James Mattis is regarded by many to be one of the most well-respected military leaders in …

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Expert: U.S. Should See China as ‘Number One’ Adversary, Not Trading Partner

China’s Type-001A Carrier following its launching ceremony on April 26, 2017. Ministry of National Defense Photo<p>The People’s Republic China needs to …

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Defense Secretary Mattis says current transgender troops can re-enlist, for now

Transgender troops currently serving in the military will be allowed to re-enlist, the Pentagon said in a memo released to top military officials Friday, according to multiple news reports.<p>Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said the department will continue to debate how to implement President Donald …

Politics

The Pentagon Has Good News for Transgender Troops

If you’re mentally and emotionally unwell, to the point that you want to mutilate your genitals, and you want the U.S. taxpayers to pick up the tab …

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McCain backs bill to block transgender troops ban

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCainJohn Sidney McCainSenate defense bill at standstill over amendment fight Senate votes down Paul's …

Politics

Albright calls for diplomatic approach to North Korea crisis

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former secretary of state and US ambassador to the UN Madeleine Albright suggested that the Trump administration needs to be more cohesive in its strategy toward North Korea and called for a return to the six-party talks in the wake of that nation's latest missile launch.<p>"I think we ... …

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Readout of Secretary Mattis' Call with Japan Minister of Defense Itsun

<b>IMMEDIATE RELEASE</b><p>Readout of Secretary Mattis' Call with Japan Minister of Defense Itsunori Onodera<p>Press Operations<p>Alpha<p>Director of Defense Press …

Itsunori Onodera

Trump Still Sticking to Iran Deal

Trump's decision to maintain the nuclear deal is the right one. Remaining committed to the deal offers the U.S. the best opportunity to de-escalate …

Iran

Sushma to meet Tillerson in New York

After hosting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, New Delhi is now set to add new momentum to India-US ties with two back-to-back high-level …

India

Ex-Joint Chiefs chairman backs lawsuit against transgender troops ban

A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has thrown his support behind a lawsuit against President Trump's ban on transgender Troops.<p>“The …

LGBTQ

North Korea Should Be Terrified of Sec Def Mattis's First Move After Their Latest Launch

North Korea launched another missile from its capital of Pyongyang on Friday. The missile headed towards the east over the main island of Japan …

North Korea

US Special Operations soldier killed in training exercise

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> One US Army Special Operations soldier was killed and several others were injured in a firing range incident at Fort Bragg on Thursday, according to a US defense official -- the latest in a shocking string of non-combat accidents that have killed or wounded more than 50 troops …

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US sees no need at this time to shoot down North Korea’s missiles

Defence Secretary James Mattis said on Monday that the US military has not attempted to shoot down ballistic missiles test-launched by North Korea …

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Pentagon fires two more Navy officers over warship collisions in Asian waters that killed 17 US sailors

Two senior US Navy officers were fired Monday due to a “loss of confidence in their ability to command” after two collisions with civilian ships in …

Military

ACLU Asks Judge to Temporarily Block Trump's Trans Soldier Ban

The American Civil Liberties Union asked a judge to temporarily stop the U.S. from enforcing any aspect of President Donald Trump’s ban on …

Business

Breaking: Emergency Motioned Filed To Stop Trump

Advertisement - story continues below<p>The American Civil Liberties Union petitioned a federal court Thursday to immediately block President Donald …

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Was Mattis Born a Badass? Watch This Retro Mattis Footage From 27 Years Ago to Find Out

James Mattis will go down in history as one of the greatest Marines of all time.<p>The current 'Secretary of Offense' is beloved for his tactical …

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