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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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21 Nov 2017

U.S. says air strike kills over 100 militants in Somalia

WASHINGTON The U.S. military said it killed more than 100 Islamist militants in Somalia on Tuesday when it launched an air strike against al Shabaab, an al Qaeda-linked insurgent group that wants to topple the U.N.-backed government.

20 Nov 2017

U.S. general sets two-year goal for driving back Afghan Taliban

WASHINGTON The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said on Monday he believes he could help Afghan forces drive back the Taliban enough to control at least 80 percent of the country within two years, compared with about two-thirds today. | Video

16 Nov 2017

Mattis sees opportunity for talks if North Korea halts missile tests, development

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday there could be an opportunity for talks between North Korea and the United States if Pyongyang stopped testing and developing its nuclear and missile programs.

09 Nov 2017

Despite NATO pledge to increase Afghan support, troop shortfall remains - U.S.

BRUSSELS NATO's pledge to send more troops to Afghanistan still falls short of commitments, U.S. commanders said on Thursday, concerned that fewer reinforcements could threaten the already precarious security situation in the country.

07 Nov 2017

U.S. to stage drill with three carriers as Trump visits Asia

WASHINGTON Three U.S. aircraft carrier strike groups will exercise together in the Western Pacific in the coming days in a rare show of force as President Donald Trump visits Asia with warnings about the nuclear threat from North Korea, U.S. officials say.

07 Nov 2017

U.S. to stage drill with three carriers as Trump visits Asia

WASHINGTON Three U.S. aircraft carrier strike groups will exercise together in the Western Pacific in the coming days in a rare show of force as President Donald Trump visits Asia with warnings about the nuclear threat from North Korea, U.S. officials say.

06 Nov 2017

U.S. to soon stage drill with three carriers as Trump visits Asia

WASHINGTON Three U.S. aircraft carrier strike groups will exercise together in the Western Pacific in the coming days in a rare show of force as President Donald Trump visits Asia with warnings about the nuclear threat from North Korea, U.S. officials say.

06 Nov 2017

U.S. defence chief backs Geneva process on Syrian conflict

HELSINKI U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he backed diplomatic efforts to bring an end to the Syrian civil war, which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives over more than six years of conflict, as Islamic State militants near defeat.

06 Nov 2017

U.S. defence chief backs Geneva process on Syrian conflict

HELSINKI, Nov 6 U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Monday he backed diplomatic efforts to bring an end to the Syrian civil war, which has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives over more than six years of conflict, as Islamic State militants near defeat.

03 Nov 2017

A month on, U.S., Niger still disagree on what happened on fatal mission

NIAMEY/WASHINGTON A month after an Islamist ambush in Niger killed eight U.S. and Nigerien troops, the two sides' officials still cannot agree on the sequence of events leading to the incident or even, possibly more importantly, on the nature of the mission itself.

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