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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

14 Jun 2018

Pentagon weighs future of Korea drills after Trump nixes 'war games'

WASHINGTON The U.S. military on Wednesday was looking at ways to ensure American forces in South Korea could still be fully trained and ready, a day after President Donald Trump suspended military exercises in a surprise concession to North Korea. | Video

14 Jun 2018

Pentagon weighs future of Korea drills after Trump nixes 'war games'

WASHINGTON The U.S. military on Wednesday was looking at ways to ensure American forces in South Korea could still be fully trained and ready, a day after President Donald Trump suspended military exercises in a surprise concession to North Korea. | Video

13 Jun 2018

Trump surprises with pledge to end military exercises in South Korea

SEOUL/WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's declaration on Tuesday that he intended to end joint military exercises with South Korea took South Korean and U.S. military officials by surprise. | Video

07 Jun 2018

Yemen peace plan sees ceasefire, Houthis abandoning missiles

WASHINGTON A U.N. peace plan for Yemen calls on the Houthi movement to give up its ballistic missiles in return for an end to the bombing campaign against it by a Saudi-led coalition and a transitional governance agreement, according to a draft document and sources.

06 Jun 2018

U.S. warns United Arab Emirates against assault on Yemeni port Hodeidah

WASHINGTON The United States has warned its close ally the United Arab Emirates not to launch an assault on Yemen's port city of Hodeidah, which United Nations experts fear could precipitate a new humanitarian crisis, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

05 Jun 2018

U.S. warns United Arab Emirates against assault on Yemeni port Hodeidah

WASHINGTON, June 5 The United States has warned its close ally the United Arab Emirates not to launch an assault on Yemen's port city of Hodeidah, which United Nations experts fear could precipitate a new humanitarian crisis, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

05 Jun 2018

Deep in the Pentagon, a secret AI program to find hidden nuclear missiles

WASHINGTON The U.S. military is increasing spending on a secret research effort to use artificial intelligence to help anticipate the launch of a nuclear-capable missile, as well as track and target mobile launchers in North Korea and elsewhere. | Video

05 Jun 2018

Exclusive - At delicate moment, U.S. weighs warship passage through Taiwan Strait

WASHINGTON The United States is considering sending a warship through the Taiwan Strait, U.S. officials say, in a move that could provoke a sharp reaction from Beijing at a time when Sino-U.S. ties are under pressure from trade disputes and the North Korean nuclear crisis. | Video

30 May 2018

Taliban 'talking and fighting,' says U.S. commander in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan played down a spate of recent Taliban attacks on Wednesday, saying violence levels were still lower than average as some insurgents talked peace - a situation he described as "talking and fighting."

26 May 2018

U.S. 'maximum pressure' on North Korea faces test with summit in limbo

WASHINGTON U.S. efforts to sustain and possibly intensify its "maximum pressure" campaign on North Korea are entering a perilous phase as a potential breakdown in diplomacy with Pyongyang raises fears that China may loosen its enforcement of international sanctions.

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