National Security

U.S. Prepared to Retaliate Against Iranian Terror Attacks in Iraq

Coronavirus will not stop U.S. military action, Pompeo vows

Mike PompeoThe coronavirus pandemic will not stop the United States from waging retaliatory attacks against Iranian-backed militia groups that continue to launch strikes on American outposts in Iraq, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday.

Trump Admin Extends Sanctions Waivers Permitting Iranian Nuclear Work

Controversial waivers extended for another 60 days, sources confirm

Iranian president Hassan RouhaniThe Trump administration is renewing a set of sanctions waivers that have permitted Iran to continue engaging in controversial nuclear work, a move likely to irritate congressional hawks who have been pressuring the administration to nix the waivers for months, senior State Department officials confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon.

Finally, Some Good News: Navy’s Stealth Destroyer Almost Ready for Combat

Originally commissioned in 2016, the Zumwalt has been described as "the largest and most technologically advanced surface combatant in the world," featuring "the latest war fighting technology and weaponry available." Its imminent entry into the U.S. fleet is great news for fans of American military supremacy and bad news for the enemies of freedom.

First Space Force Mission Is A Go

'We're launching a giant spacecraft into space'

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket lifts offSpace Force's first official mission is a go, with personnel set to launch a military communications satellite into orbit from Cape Canaveral Thursday afternoon.

Former FBI Agent Levinson Dies in Iran Custody, Family Says

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gestures as he delivers Friday prayers sermonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The family of Robert Levinson, the former FBI agent who disappeared in March 2007 after traveling to an island controlled by Iran, said on Wednesday it now believes Levinson died in Iranian custody, based on information from U.S. officials.

Pompeo Says China Still Withholding Coronavirus Information

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a news conference at the State Department in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sharpened on Thursday his criticism of China's handling of a coronavirus pandemic, saying its ruling Communist Party was still denying the world information needed to prevent further cases.