The United States needs to maintain a military presence in the Middle East after the battle against the Islamic State to block Iran’s attempt to carve out a land corridor connecting Tehran to the Mediterranean, according to a new report by two prominent Washington think tanks.
The Trump administration should promote policies within the business community to advance U.S. space capabilities in order to maintain the nation’s strategic edge over Russia and China, according to a report from the Center for a New American Security.
U.S.-backed forces fighting in Syria have transitioned military operations from the newly liberated city of Raqqa to a series of Euphrates River Valley towns, where Islamic State militants are expected to mount their last stand in the war-torn country, a Pentagon official confirmed Monday.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday made clear his administration will stifle any attempt by self-governed Taiwan to declare independence from Beijing as appeals for complete autonomy intensify in Taipei.
The U.S.-led coalition operating in Iraq and Syria said Tuesday pockets of Islamic State militants remain in Raqqa despite claims by the American-backed Syrian Democratic Forces that the city has been fully liberated.
The U.S. State Department on Thursday refused several times to designate the systemic atrocities against the Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar as “ethnic cleansing.”
The United States believes China can do more to intensify pressure on North Korea over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, though the impact of further isolation on Kim Jong Un’s nuclear ambitions is unclear, a top CIA official for East Asia said on Wednesday.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) on Tuesday said President Donald Trump should deny certification of the Iran nuclear accord when it comes up for renewal later this month, regardless of whether or not Tehran is in technical compliance, given its failure to prevent a nuclear Iran.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday the Pentagon’s new strategy on Afghanistan will bring U.S. troops closer to the front lines to fight alongside government forces in an effort to force the Taliban into peace negotiations.
Sen. Joni Ernst (R., Iowa) said on Friday President Donald Trump’s rhetoric against North Korea has put the regime on notice of the devastating repercussions it will face should Kim Jong Un attack the United States or its Pacific allies.