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  • President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Evan Vucci/AP)
    Trump meets Iraqi counterpart, first since Soleimani strike

    U.S. President Donald Trump hinted that sanctions on Iraq were still a possibility in a bilateral meeting with Iraq’s president Wednesday, the first since a U.S. drone strike on Iraqi soil killed a top Iranian general, straining Washington-Baghdad ties.

  • President Donald Trump speaks during a ceremony to present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to former Attorney General Edwin Meese, in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, in Washington. (Alex Brandon/AP)
    Trump: US doesn’t endorse Turkey’s assault on Syria

    President Donald Trump said Wednesday the U.S. does not endorse Turkey’s military assault on Syria, calling the operation a “bad idea.”

  • President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he is naming Robert O'Brien to replace former White House National Security Adviser John Bolton. (Erik Simander/TT via AP)
    Trump names hostage envoy O’Brien national security adviser

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O'Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Republican policy circles, as his new national security adviser.

  • The amphibious assault ship Boxer transits California’s San Diego Bay on May 1. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Jesse Monford//Navy via AP)
    Iran denies US destroyed an Iranian drone near Persian Gulf

    The Iranian military said all its drones had returned safely to their bases and denied there was any confrontation with a U.S. vessel the previous day.

  • One of two Bradley Fighting Vehicles waits to be driven into place in front of the Lincoln Memorial for President Donald Trump's
    Military hardware at Lincoln Memorial for Trump’s big July 4

    The military hardware is moving into place. So are the protesters. And, ever the showman, President Donald Trump is promising the “show of a lifetime” on the National Mall for the Fourth of July.

  • Military police walk near Abrams tanks on a flat car in a rail yard, Monday, July 1, 2019, in Washington, ahead of a Fourth of July celebration that President Donald Trump says will include military hardware. (Patrick Semansky/AP)
    Trump touts July 4 military ‘salute;’ critics see politics

    President Donald Trump marshaled tanks, bombers and other machinery of war on Tuesday for a Fourth of July celebration that traditionally is light on military might, while critics accused him of using America’s military as a political prop.