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US preparing timeline for North Korea

The United States will soon present a timeline to North Korea with "specific asks" of Pyongyang after a historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a senior US …

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US and Russia 'exploring' possible Trump-Putin meeting

With his first meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un behind him, President Donald Trump is turning his attention to the possibility of another marquee summit: with Russian President Vladimir Putin. As CNN writes in an …

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Mattis says no US losses in Syria strikes

Defense Secretary James Mattis says the U.S. has no reports of suffering any losses during the initial airstrikes on Syria Friday, ABC reports. Mattis says "right now this is a one-time shot" but is not ruling out further attacks. …

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Mattis: Iran trying to influence Iraq's election

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused Iran of funneling money into Iraq to sway the outcome of its May parliamentary election. "We have worrisome evidence that Iran is trying to influence - using money - the …

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Are United States starting new round of arms race?

The Trump Administration's newly-released Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) lays out plans to modernize the US nuclear triad by integrating nuclear capability on the F-35 fighter jet, deploying low-yield warheads at sea, and developing new …

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US unveils new nuclear weapons strategy

The US will adopt a more aggressive nuclear posture, contemplating strikes in response to non-nuclear threats and deploying new “low-yield” devices after a government review that detractors say will raise the risk of nuclear war, …

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Trump to ask for 716 bln USD for 2019 defense budget

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to ask for 716 billion U.S. dollars for defense spending in the 2019 budget to be unveiled next month, Xinhua reported citing local media. The figure will represent a 7-percent increase over the …

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US to decide on Iran sanctions waivers on Friday

The Trump administration is expected to decide on January 12 whether to continue to waive US penalties on Iran, as agreed under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, State Department spokesman Steve Goldstein said. US President …

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Major US defense strategy review coming Jan. 19

The Pentagon will unveil its National Defense Strategy on Jan. 19, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announced Friday, Defence News reports. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, Mattis said a significant part of the strategy will remain …

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Mattis sees larger U.S. civilian presence in Syria

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said yesterday that he expected to see a larger U.S. civilian presence in Syria, including contractors and diplomats, as the fight against Islamic State militants nears its end and the focus turns toward …

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