DEFENSE2015-05-13T11:03:56+00:00

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.

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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.

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Top Pentagon official in Afghanistan amid push for peace

The Pentagon’s top official made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Monday to meet with U.S. commanders and Afghan leaders amid a push for peace with the Taliban.

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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.

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Trump warns China, Russia: US would win nuclear arms race

President Trump warned China and Russia not to seek to win an arms race with the United States, and instead proposed negotiations to expand a recently scrapped nuclear arms control pact.

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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.

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