As the beleaguered White House continues to fumble its way through the escalating scandal of whether or not President Trump revealed sensitive, classified intelligence to Russian officials in last week’s Oval Office meeting, Russian Vladimir Putin has offered Congress a copy of the transcript of that meeting as proof that he did not.
When President Donald Trump met with Russian officials in the Oval Office last week, he went “off script” and revealed sensitive, classified intelligence, according to a report by the Washington Post. If the report — which cites unnamed “current and former U.S. officials” — is accurate, this may be very bad news for both national security and future intelligence-gathering efforts.
A North Korean parliamentary committee sent a letter to the U.S. House protesting a bill to impose sanctions on Pyongyang and threatened to speed up its nuclear program.
President Donald Trump has approved a Pentagon plan to directly arm the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) — a group of Syrian Kurds with direct ties to an Islamo-Marxist terror group — in the fight against the Islamic State. The decision is sure to add insult to injury in already strained relations between the United States and Turkey.
A Russian plan establish “de-escalation zones” in Syria would bar military aircraft from all countries including the U.S.-led coalition from “no-fly” zones in Syria.
The leader of al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen said that his followers are now allied to the U.S.-backed forces fighting against Shia rebels known as Houthis.
Donald Trump has joined the "grand tradition" of American presidents — dating back to Harry Truman — of slighting Taiwan's non-Communist government, in favor of the Communist regime on the mainland of China.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the administration is open to having direct talks with North Korea, if the agenda focuses on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.
Despite regularly ridiculing the United Nations and repeatedly proposing a scaled-back U.S. role in it, President Donald Trump struck a very different tone this week, calling for empowering the controversial UN dictators club to somehow “solve” the North Korea issue, Syria, and other problems. Speaking at a meeting of UN Security Council diplomats convened at the White House on Monday, Trump demanded that the UN be ready to impose new sanctions if Communist Chinese-backed North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un does not cooperate. Ironically, the dictatorship in Beijing — North Korea's strongest ally — holds a veto-wielding seat on the UN Security Council. But Trump indicated he wants that same global body to wield even more power.
U.S. Navy ships are conducting simultaneous naval exercises with ships from the Republic of Korea and Japan on April 25 and 26.
North Korea’s state-run website Uriminzokkiri reported that the Pyongyang regime threatened to “bury [the USS Carl Vinson] at sea.”