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Top US admiral in Mid-East warns of growing Iranian threat

Iran is in possession of improved and dangerous weapons systems that give Tehran the ability to threaten some of the world's most important waterways, according to the top American admiral in the Middle East.

By |2019-02-14T07:10:05+00:00February 14th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Acting Pentagon chief visits Baghdad to support Iraq, discuss Syria withdrawal

Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan arrived in Baghdad on Tuesday for an unannounced visit during which he said he would stress the importance of Iraqi sovereignty and broach the issue of the future of U.S. troops there.

By |2019-02-12T06:48:14+00:00February 12th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Russia: we would be open to U.S. proposals for new nuclear pact

Russia would be prepared to consider new proposals from the United States to replace a suspended Cold War-era nuclear pact with a broader treaty that includes more countries, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Thursday.

By |2019-02-07T07:35:45+00:00February 7th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Pompeo expected to announce U.S. intent to withdraw from INF nuclear treaty

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to announce the U.S. intention to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty as soon as Friday, according to three U.S. officials familiar with the decision.

By |2019-02-01T07:27:18+00:00February 1st, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

U.S. and Taliban Agree in Principle to Peace Framework, Envoy Says

American and Taliban officials have agreed in principle to the framework of a peace deal in which the insurgents guarantee to prevent Afghan territory from being used by terrorists, and that could lead to a full pullout of American troops in return for a cease-fire and Taliban talks with the Afghan government, the chief United States negotiator said Monday.

By |2019-01-28T06:52:46+00:00January 28th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Backed by military, Venezuela’s Maduro hits back at rival

Backed by Venezuela's military, President Nicolas Maduro went on the offensive against an opposition leader who declared himself interim president and his U.S. supporters, setting up a potentially explosive struggle for power in the crisis-plagued South American nation.

By |2019-01-25T08:07:22+00:00January 25th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments