The Obama administration is leaving incoming President Donald Trump with no formal national security strategy, according to new research by a non-partisan think tank that puts forth a defense strategy for the U.S. military in Europe and Asia.
More than two dozen Jewish community centers reported receiving bomb threats on Wednesday, prompting evacuations across the U.S. for the second time in 10 days.
When world powers agreed in 2015 to lift sanctions on Iran in return for curbs on its nuclear program, the deal’s supporters in the United States, Europe, and Tehran hoped renewed trade and investment could boost Iran’s private sector and weaken the state’s hold on the economy.
Congress has begun laying the groundwork to help the incoming Trump administration repair the long fractured relationship with Israel, an effort that includes moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, according to a copy obtained by the Washington Free Beacon of the first official congressional communication scheduled to be sent next week to President Donald Trump.
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D., Hawaii) departed from Damascus on Wednesday after traveling to the Middle East on an undisclosed “fact-finding trip” intended to help end Syria’s nearly six-year conflict.
Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis was approved on Wednesday by the Senate Committee on Armed Services to serve as secretary of defense in Donald Trump’s administration.
A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said that the Obama administration’s commutation of Chelsea Manning’s sentence did not meet the conditions of Assange’s offer to agree to extradition to the United States in the event of clemency for Manning, the Hill reported.
A Republican lawmaker is pressing the incoming administration of Donald Trump to change the way that troop caps are formulated, arguing that current caps on service members in Iraq and Afghanistan are too low to achieve U.S. strategic objectives.
Israel’s upgraded ballistic missile shield became operational on Wednesday, in a “Star Wars”-like extension of its capabilities to outer space where incoming missiles can be safely destroyed.