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Trump drops U.S. spy chief pick Ratcliffe and mulls a replacement

03 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday dropped his choice of John Ratcliffe to be U.S. spy chief after questions arose about the congressman's lack of experience and possible exaggerations in his resume, marking the latest upheaval over a top national security post. | Video

After INF treaty's demise, U.S. seeks funds for missile tests

02 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON The United States is no longer prohibited from having ground-launched intermediate-range missiles after pulling out of an arms control treaty with Russia on Friday, but funds to test and develop the missiles may soon run out, officials say.

After INF treaty's demise, U.S. seeks funds for missile tests

02 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON, Aug 2 The United States will no longer be prohibited from having ground-launched intermediate-range missiles once it pulls out of an arms control treaty with Russia on Friday, but funds to test and develop the missiles may soon run out, officials say.

Trump pick for Pentagon post calls sexual assault claim 'completely false'

30 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON The Air Force general picked by President Donald Trump to become the second-highest ranking U.S. military officer on Tuesday vehemently denied sexual assault allegations against him at his confirmation hearing, and received a strong endorsement from a senator who said she was raped while serving in the military. | Video

U.S. sees European maritime security effort in Gulf as 'complementary'

24 Jul 2019

KABUL/WASHINGTON The United States believes a proposed European initiative to bolster maritime security in the Gulf would complement ongoing U.S. efforts there instead of being a "stand-alone" operation, the top U.S. general said on Wednesday.

U.S. sees European maritime security effort in Gulf as 'complementary'

24 Jul 2019

KABUL, July 24 The United States believes a proposed European initiative to bolster maritime security in the Gulf would complement ongoing U.S. efforts there instead of being a "stand-alone" operation, the top U.S. general said on Wednesday.

Exclusive: U.S. Gulf maritime proposal not military coalition against Iran - Pentagon official

18 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON The United States is not aiming to set up a military coalition against Iran with its new security initiative in the Gulf, but simply "shining a flashlight" in the region to deter attacks on commercial ships, a top Pentagon official told Reuters.

U.S. removing Turkey from F-35 programme after its Russian missile defence purchase

18 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON The United States said on Wednesday that it was removing Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet programme, a move long threatened and expected after Ankara began accepting delivery of an advanced Russian missile defence system last week.

U.S. officials wonder: Did Turkish leader's coup memories drive Russia arms deal?

18 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON For some U.S. officials, the Trump administration's failure to persuade Turkey not to buy a Russian air defence system may have its roots in a coup attempt against President Tayyip Erdogan three years ago this week.

From Iraq to Yemen, drones raise U.S. alarm over Iranian plans

18 Jul 2019

GENEVA/WASHINGTON, July 17 The increased use of drones by Iran and its allies for surveillance and attacks across the Middle East is raising alarms in Washington.

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EU rebuffs Johnson's opening Brexit bid

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's demand that the European Union reopen the Brexit divorce deal was rebuffed on Tuesday by the bloc, which said Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to an agreed insurance policy for the Irish border.