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U.S. Navy ship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade talks with Beijing

A U.S. guided-missile destroyer sailed near disputed islands in the South China Sea in what China called a "provocation" as U.S. officials joined talks in Beijing during a truce in a bitter trade war.

By |2019-01-07T07:28:17+00:00January 7th, 2019|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

North Korea warns US to stop ‘meddling’ in its affairs with South Korea

North Korea sent a warning to the U.S. on Thursday to avoid “meddling” in its affairs with South Korea and criticized Washington’s “unreasonable attitude” and “hostile” policies.

By |2019-01-04T07:28:04+00:00January 4th, 2019|Foreign Policy|0 Comments

China lunar rover successfully touches down on far side of the moon, state media announces

In an historic first, China has successfully landed a rover on the far side of the moon, Chinese state media announced Thursday, a huge milestone for the nation as it attempts to position itself as a leading space power.

By |2019-01-03T07:18:52+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Foreign Policy|0 Comments

Trump’s visit to Iraq prompts concerns about politicization of military

A day after President Trump’s surprise visit to American forces in Iraq and Germany, questions persisted about whether he had jeopardized the political neutrality of the U.S. military by leveling partisan attacks and signing red “Make America Great Again” hats for the troops.

By |2018-12-28T07:33:11+00:00December 28th, 2018|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments

U.S. forces will stay in Iraq and could reenter Syria from there, Trump says

President Trump said he has no plans to withdraw American forces from Iraq, a week after announcing a surprise pullout of troops from Syria and ordering the Pentagon to bring home roughly half of the American forces deployed to Afghanistan.

By |2018-12-27T07:16:05+00:00December 27th, 2018|Defense, Foreign Policy|0 Comments