National Security

Israel Emerges as Issue in California Primary

Former Republican congressman Darrell Issa is being attacked for a litany of anti-Israel comments he made early in his political career, statements his current campaign says don't represent his record as a friend and ally of the Jewish state.

U.S. Will Not Endorse Outcome of Contested Afghan Elections

Ashraf GhaniMore than a week after Afghanistan announced the results of hotly contested election that critics say was marred by corruption, the Trump administration is demanding a review of the outcome in comments likely to complicate his administration's efforts to foster a peace accord with the Taliban.

EXCLUSIVE: Pompeo Reveals Trump Admin’s Wide-Ranging Plan to Combat Iran, Deal Death Blow to Nuclear Deal

In discussion with Free Beacon, secretary of state explains how he is galvanizing the globe against the Islamic Republic

Secretary of State Mike PompeoRIYADH, Saudi Arabia—The Trump administration is waging a multi-pronged effort to thwart Iran's expansion across the Middle East, including efforts at the United Nations to ensure global sanctions come back into effect in what would mark a final death blow for the landmark nuclear deal, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the Washington Free Beacon in an exclusive and wide-ranging interview.

U.S., Taliban Agree to Landmark Ceasefire

Secretary of State Mike PompeoThe United States and the Taliban have reached a landmark agreement that will significantly reduce violence in Afghanistan and pave the way for the two sides to negotiate a peace deal that could bring the 18-year war in the country to a final end, the State Department announced on Friday.

U.S. Aggressively Monitoring Potential Iranian Attacks From Saudi Air Base

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo greets Saudi major general ShablanPRINCE SULTAN AIR BASE, Saudi Arabia—The United States is aggressively monitoring Iranian missile threats across the Middle East in close coordination with its Saudi Arabian allies, according to U.S. military officials who briefed the U.S. secretary of state during a Thursday visit to the country's Prince Sultan Air Base.