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Trump says he believes that torture works

Trump says he believes that torture works

US President Donald Trump declared that he believes torture works as his administration readied a sweeping review of how America conducts the war on terror.  In an interview with ABC News, Trump said he would wage …

US to increase cooperation on Turkey#039s fight against PKK

US to increase cooperation on Turkey's fight against PKK

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with the Turkish Minister of Defense Fikri Işık at the White House yesterday, the chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana White said. They firmly …

Trump Signals Shift in Middle East Strategy

Trump Signals Shift in Middle East Strategy

With Symbolic First Stop in Saudi Arabia

Trump aide accidentally revealed Defense Secretary phone number

Trump aide accidentally revealed Defense Secretary phone number

President Trump aide and longtime bodyguard Keith Schiller accidentally revealed the cellphone number of Defense Secretary James Mattis in a photo sent to the press. The Washington Post published the …

Turkey warns U.S. of blowback from decision to arm Kurds in Syria

Turkey warns U.S. of blowback from decision to arm Kurds in Syria

Ankara accused its NATO ally of siding with terrorists

Pentagon: US committed to protecting Turkey as NATO ally

Pentagon: US committed to protecting Turkey as NATO ally

Washington is committed to protecting Turkey, a NATO ally, Pentagon chief James Mattis said at the meeting with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım in London. Mattis stressed the enduring nature of …

Pentagon chief: security on Turkish southern border to be supported

Pentagon chief: security on Turkish southern border to be supported

US Defense Secretary James Mattis promised that the United States would be able to resolve tensions with Turkey over the US decision to arm Kurdish fighters in Syria "We’ll work out any of the …

United States to revise their missile defense program

United States to revise their missile defense program

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis has ordered to revise the country's missile defense program. The Pentagon's press service noted that the main goal of this revision is to identify ways to strengthen the …

German defense minister cancels U.S. trip to focus on officer#039s arrest

German defense minister cancels U.S. trip to focus on officer's arrest

German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday canceled a visit to the United States to focus on the arrest of an army officer suspected of planning a racially motivated attack, the ministry said, Reuters reported. …

 US defence secretary: Syria retains chemical weapons

US defence secretary: Syria retains chemical weapons

United States believes Syria has retained some chemical weapons, the US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said during a press conference alongside his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman. …

Trump considering options for Syria retaliation, source says

Trump considering options for Syria retaliation, source says

US President Donald Trump has told some members of Congress that he is considering military action in Syria in retaliation for this week's chemical attack, and recognizes the seriousness of the situation, a source …

Perfect Timing To Raise The Tone On Iran

Perfect Timing To Raise The Tone On Iran

With presidential elections scheduled for May the 19th, this rise in the tone of the international community couldn’t come at a worst timing for Iran

Bahram Qassemi: US’s own allies sponsoring terror, not Iran

Bahram Qassemi: US’s own allies sponsoring terror, not Iran

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has called on the United States to pressure its regional allies into abandoning their support for terrorism and not to level “malicious” allegations against the Islamic Republic. Iranian …

Pentagon chief: US has very modest expectations of its cooperation with Russia

Pentagon chief: US has very modest expectations of its cooperation with Russia

The UK Defense secretary Michael Fallon and his US counterpart James Mattis discussed their relations with Russia at the meeting in London. "We look to engaging with Russia on a political or …

Stoltenberg reveals main theme of next NATO summit

Stoltenberg reveals main theme of next NATO summit

Fight against terrorism and fair defence spending will be the main themes of the NATO summit, which will take place in Brussels on May 25, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in the statement. "This …

EU Army?

EU Army?

Brussels ‘to set up new military unit amid growing tensions in Europe

US Defense Secretary and Iraqi PM discuss Mosul

US Defense Secretary and Iraqi PM discuss Mosul

US-Iraqi cooperation and progress in operation to liberate Mosul from ISIS terrorist group were discussed at the meeting between the US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi …

US Secretary of Defense arrives in Iraq on unannounced visit

US Secretary of Defense arrives in Iraq on unannounced visit

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived at the Baghdad International Airport on an unannounced trip. Before departing for his first trip to Baghdad as the new Defense Secretary, James Mattis told reporters, …

Lieberman to Mattis: #039Iran, Iran and Iran#039

Lieberman to Mattis: 'Iran, Iran and Iran'

Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman met with his American counterpart in Munich on Friday morning for the first time since former Gen. James Mattis assumed the role of secretary of defense. The two …

G-20 Responds to U.S. Warning

G-20 Responds to U.S. Warning

to NATO and Shift on Israel

Why Trump Is Right on Russia

Why Trump Is Right on Russia

There are many good reasons for the United States to reach conciliation with Moscow

Does US start new confrontation with Russia?

Does US start new confrontation with Russia?

Russia’s Defense Ministry is ready to restore cooperation with Pentagon, but attempts to build dialogue with Russia from a position of strength are fruitless, the Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu …

Majority of US Navy’s strike fighters can’t fly

Majority of US Navy’s strike fighters can’t fly

Nearly two-thirds of the US Navy’s F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet strike fighters can’t fly, Defense News reported. Overall, more than half the Navy’s aircraft are grounded, most because there isn’t enough …

Pentagon to seek budget change to boost Daesh fight

Pentagon to seek budget change to boost Daesh fight

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis has directed the Pentagon to seek an increase in overall spending to address shortfalls and "new requirements" needed to accelerate the campaign against Daesh, according to a memo …

Enforcing Iran Nuke Deal Crucial for Mideast Peace

Enforcing Iran Nuke Deal Crucial for Mideast Peace

The Iran nuclear deal must be kept because the alternative is a return to ever-heightening tensions

Beijing says US risks large-scale war if it blocks access to disputed islands

Beijing says US risks "large-scale war" if it blocks access to disputed islands

Trump looks poised to thrust Sino-U.S. relations into new and hostile territory

James Mattis defends NATO, calls Russia a threat at confirmation hearing

James Mattis defends NATO, calls Russia a threat at confirmation hearing

At his confirmation hearing to become defense secretary Thursday, Retired Gen. James Mattis defended the importance of NATO and called Russia a “principal threat” facing the U.S., CBS reported. Mattis, …

China warns US over breaking Iran nuclear deal

China warns US over breaking Iran nuclear deal

The warning comes amid uncertainty about the incoming administration's Iran policy