The Pentagon confessed to having underreported the number of troops deployed to foreign conflicts for years, saying the real Afghanistan troop count is 11,000, not 8,400.
After years of decrying America’s 16-year war in Afghanistan as expensive and unwinnable, President Donald Trump announced Monday that he would continue and expand the war.
North Korea’s official newspaper has attacked the U.S.-South Korean Ulchi Freedom Guardian joint military exercise with South Korea, calling it “reckless behavior.”
Joint Chiefs Chairman Says Military Ready to Confront North Korea, but Diplomacy Is Preferred OptionWritten by Warren Mass
General Joe Dunford said that while the military will make sure President Trump has everything needed to deal with North Korea, the military supports diplomatic efforts to solve differences.
President Trump has warned North Korea not to make threats against the United States, but Pyongyang has responded by threatening the U.S. territory on Guam.
Guam’s Homeland Security Adviser George Charfauros said, “There’s .00001 percent chance of [a North Korean] missile getting through [the THADD defense] layer” on Guam.
Facing a veto-proof super-majority in Congress, President Donald Trump reluctantly and privately signed H.R. 3364 on August 2, piling more sanctions on Russia, Iran, North Korea. But despite trying to put a smiley face on the developments, Trump made his displeasure known publicly in a series of statements. And in a message to Congress, the president even suggested — without actually saying it — that he may consider trying to get around lawmakers' “unconstitutional” “preferences” as expressed in the sanctions measure. In short, tensions between Congress and the president, as well as tensions between the U.S. government and various foreign powers, just got ratcheted up yet another notch. Critics argued that the sanctions bill was a terrible idea that would harm everyone involved — potentially with dangerous implications. Neocons, globalists, warmongers, and other establishment forces, though, celebrated it as a victory.
The cable unearthed by WikiLeaks raises doubts about the objectivity of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on July 28 that theoretically could reach much of the United States, including Boston and New York.
The congressional sanctions on the Russians are supposedly meant to damage Vladimir Putin. But what are the actual results?
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said that talks with China aimed at gaining China’s support for UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea are progressing.