“I’m the Meryl Streep of generals,” Mattis roasts Trump during charity dinner
Amy Kuperinsky NJ Advance Media Group, Edison, N.J. Former Defense Secretary James Mattis decided to take on President Donald Trump’s reported assertion that he is “overrated” at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York. “I’m not just an overrated general, I am the greatest — the... Read more
G7 coming to Florida, U.S. announces 2020 summit will be held at President’s Doral resort
By Michael Wilner and Francesca Chambers McClatchy Washington Bureau The next Group of Seven summit of world leaders will take place at President Donald Trump’s resort at Doral, Fla., June 10-12 during the homestretch of the 2020 presidential campaign, White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters... Read more
Trump calls for cease-fire in Syria, installs sanctions on Turkey over military strikes
dpa, Hamburg, Germany US President Donald Trump imposed a raft of sanctions and doubled tariffs on Turkey on Monday over Ankara’s assault on north-east Syria. The US announcement followed a rare and vocal bipartisan barrage of criticism for the Republican president’s withdrawal of US troops from Syria, which critics... Read more
China celebrates 70 years of communist control and ‘peace-keeping’ military
The military arm of the Chinese Communist Party was on full display Tuesday, as Chinese President Xi Jinping displayed his armed forces and promised that “no force can shake the status” of the world’s largest authoritarian nation. The perfectly-manicured and choreographed military display was part of China’s 70th anniversary... Read more
Seven Senators want to investigate Pentagon after DoD money for Ukraine was delayed
John Vandiver Stars and Stripes Seven senators are calling on Defense Department investigators to determine whether Pentagon officials were involved in an alleged scheme by President Donald Trump to use security assistance to Ukraine as leverage for targeting a domestic political rival. The senators, all Democrats, sent a letter... Read more
South Korea opens defense-sharing costs talks with U.S., hopes to keep troops in Seoul
Kim Gamel Stars and Stripes The United States and South Korea prepared to resume negotiations Tuesday on footing the bill for some 28,500 American troops stationed on the peninsula, just over three months before the current agreement is set to expire. With President Donald Trump pressing Seoul to pay... Read more
Report: North Korea still expanding nuclear arsenal, could have 30-40 warheads by 2020
North Korea is reportedly expanding its nuclear arsenal, all while participating in nuclear disarmament discussions with the USA. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Director Dan Smith claims that Kim Jong Un may have around 30 to 40 nuclear warheads in his possession (as everything in North Korea belongs to... Read more
President Trump taps Robert O’Brien as new national security adviser
By Chris Megerian Los Angeles Times President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Robert O’Brien, the special envoy for hostage affairs at the State Department, will be his next national security adviser. O’Brien will be the fourth person to serve in the position under Trump. He replaces John Bolton, the... Read more
“Locked & Loaded” President threatens military action after Saudi oil fields attacked
Rick Sobey Boston Herald A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies threatened to fuel a regional crisis on Sunday, as the U.S. released new evidence to back up its allegation that Iran was responsible for the assault amid tensions over Tehran’s collapsing nuclear... Read more
Poll: Europeans want to stay out of U.S.-Russian conflict
John Vandiver Stars and Stripes A vast majority of Europeans would want to remain neutral in the event of a conflict between the U.S. and Russia, but two NATO members lean more toward supporting Moscow than their fellow alliance member, a new opinion poll shows. A survey conducted by... Read more
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