Trump Administration Approves Sale of F-16s to Taiwan

Two F-16 Fighting Falcon launch flares during an annual drill at a Air Base in Taitung City

The Trump administration has approved the sale of dozens of new F-16 jet fighters to Taiwan, the first major warplane sale to the island state in nearly 30 years.

The interagency decision, to be announced in the near future, authorized the sale of up to 66 F-16V jet fighters at an estimated cost of $13 billion, according to administration officials familiar with internal discussions.

How China and Russia Could Defeat the U.S. in War

Despite maintaining military supremacy—albeit by a smaller margin than in recent decades—the U.S. could still lose wars against China and Russia, both of which have developed concepts of defeating a more powerful America in armed conflict.

Pompeo Says All U.S. Diplomats Have Left Venezuela

Mike Pompeo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – All U.S. diplomats remaining in Venezuela left the country on Thursday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, amid a political crisis over the legitimacy of President Nicolas Maduro’s 2018 re-election.