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Analysis: As China ups heat on North Korea, U.S. faces questions

China's surprising suspension of North Korean coal imports puts pressure not only on Pyongyang, but…

McCain meets with U.S. troops in secret trip to Syria

A spokeswoman for Sen. John McCain says he traveled to northern Syria last week to discuss with the…

Trump sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with U.S.

President Donald Trump is sending his top diplomat and homeland security chief to Mexico on a fence-…

Iraqi Shiite militias push to take villages west of Mosul

Iraq's government-sanctioned paramilitary forces, made up mainly of Shiite militiamen, launched a ne…

Russia: Damascus must agree to U.S. concept for Syria safe zones

Russia is open for dialogue with the United States on safe zones in Syria but believes that any such…

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Analysis: As China ups heat on North Korea, U.S. faces questions

China's surprising suspension of North Korean coal imports puts pressure not only on Pyongyang, but…

McCain meets with U.S. troops in secret trip to Syria

A spokeswoman for Sen. John McCain says he traveled to northern Syria last week to discuss with the…

Trump sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with U.S.

President Donald Trump is sending his top diplomat and homeland security chief to Mexico on a fence-…

Iraqi Shiite militias push to take villages west of Mosul

Iraq's government-sanctioned paramilitary forces, made up mainly of Shiite militiamen, launched a ne…

Russia: Damascus must agree to U.S. concept for Syria safe zones

Russia is open for dialogue with the United States on safe zones in Syria but believes that any such…

McMaster book hits No. 1 on Amazon after national security adviser announcement

Here's a way to reach the top of the best-seller lists: Become the next national security adviser.

Russia military acknowledges new branch: info warfare troops

Along with a steady flow of new missiles, planes and tanks, Russia's defense minister said Wednesday…

Iraqi suicide bomber was ex-Gitmo detainee

A suicide bomber who attacked a military base in Iraq this week was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee…

Here’s what the White House got wrong about Brent Scowcroft

Trump's next national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, is a three-star general who intends to stay o…

Iraqi forces on Mosul hilltop gird for fierce fight ahead

Iraqi troops worked to secure a strategic hilltop overlooking Mosul's international airport and a ne…

Death of Russian ambassador to U.N. needs to be studied more

The cause and manner of death of Russia's ambassador to the United Nations needs to be studied furth…

Russia to rely increasingly on non-nuclear deterrent

Russia will continue to see the development of its nuclear forces as a top priority, but the militar…

H.R. McMaster: What we've learned from Trump's new national security adviser

A collection of stories about McMaster.

Trump national security adviser will face Senate vote

The president’s national security adviser doesn’t need Senate confirmation, but for President Trump’…

U.S. to expand pool of people targeted for deportation

The Trump administration is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who…

Today in history: U.S. breaks through the Orscholz line

Also today, Confederate invaders from Texas defeat Union forces at Valverde, New Mexico.

San Diego carrier begins closely watched patrol of the South China Sea

The Navy’s presence in the South China Sea is historically routine, but its patrols there have incre…

Shulkin promises problematic VA workers will be fired

In his first interview since taking the job, the VA secretary said accountability is among his top p…

Trump: Threats against Jewish centers 'horrible and painful

President Donald Trump is calling recent threats against Jewish community centers "horrible and pai…

Kremlin stays mum on new U.S. national security adviser

The Kremlin refrained from comment Tuesday on the appointment of the new U.S. national security advi…

Trump names H.R. McMaster new national security adviser

McMaster, an Army lieutenant general, replaces Michael Flynn, who resigned last week.

Pence tries to reassure Europeans on U.S. support

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence moved Monday to assuage European Union fears about the strength of Wa…

Trump's proposed big military budget no sure thing

Republicans control Congress so President Donald Trump's pledge to boost the Pentagon budget by tens…

Iraqi troops advance on western Mosul as Mattis holds talks

Iraqi forces advanced Monday into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a push to dri…

Drugs vanish at some VA hospitals

Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers…

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: U.S. will stay in Iraq a while

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday he believes U.S. forces will be in Iraq and in the fig…

Mattis to decide soon on U.S. troop levels in Afghanistan

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he plans to make some decisions soon on whether to recommend…

New Houthi weapon emerges: a drone boat

The Houthi boat that attacked and hit a Saudi frigate Jan. 30 in the Red Sea, reported earlier as a…

Pentagon refutes reports Trump's Navy secretary pick is about to withdraw

Philip Bilden "remains fully committed," a spokesman for Defense Secretary James Mattis said Sunday.

Malaysia looks for 4 North Korean suspects who left country

Investigators are looking for four North Korean men who flew out of Malaysia the same day Kim Jong N…

Kelly: Trump is working on a 'streamlined' travel order

President Donald Trump is working on a "streamlined" version of his executive order banning travel f…

Trump to interview candidates for national security adviser

One day after delighting in a massive campaign-style rally, President Donald Trump is turning back t…

Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments

A senior Trump administration official was fired following criticism in a private speech of Presiden…

Iraqi forces advance on Islamic State-held western Mosul

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces launched a large-scale military operation on Sunday to dislodge Islamic Sta…