At an annual dinner where leaders poke fun at one another, the former defense secretary took jabs at the president’s description of him as “overrated.”
A day after Vice President Mike Pence announced a pause in the battle between Turkish and Kurdish forces, there were conflicting reports of whether Turkish troops were advancing or holding fire.
A push to strengthen discipline in the SEAL teams has been stymied by one member’s support in the White House.
The agreement, announced by Vice President Mike Pence, may stop the killing in the Kurdish enclave in northern Syria. But the cost to American influence is expected to be high.
The Turkish president got what he wanted — as did Russia and Iran.
If President Trump doesn’t demonstrate the leadership that America needs, then it is time for a new person in the Oval Office.
A judge’s dramatic act drew attention to his accusations that he was being pressured to unfairly convict five Muslims in Thailand’s insurgency-plagued south.
After talks in Ankara, Vice President Mike Pence said the agreement would ‘‘save lives,’’ while Turkey said ‘‘we got what we wanted.’’
The diplomats were intending to travel to a remote town in the Russian Arctic, where a mysterious nuclear accident killed seven people in August, releasing radiation.
President Trump’s troop withdrawal ignited a predicted outburst of chaos and carnage in the Middle East.
In 2016, the Marine Corps said it had wrongly identified another of the men in the famous photograph.
Republicans and Democrats delivered a rebuke to the president over his decision to pull back American troops inside Syria, an order many viewed as acquiescing to Turkey’s incursion against a United States ally.
On the Democratic debate stage Tuesday night, Mr. Buttigieg didn’t brag about his military service, but he did outflank his rivals.
Attacked abroad, and facing a raft of sanctions, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may nevertheless be getting what he wants from Turkey’s invasion of Kurdish-held Syria.
President Trump again defends his decision to withdraw American troops, an order that many, including Republicans, have interpreted as acquiescing to Turkey’s incursion against a United States ally.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the Kurds to leave northeast Syria “this night.” He spoke as Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were planning to visit Turkey, and as President Trump sought to distance himself from the conflict.
After decades of trying to prove their toughness on national security, the candidates described an allies-first, tough-on-Russia foreign policy. But many of them, too, want to withdraw from the Middle East.
What could Beijing want with Tulagi, where Allied forces fought a bloody battle with Japan in World War II? Some fear military ambitions.
In meeting the Turkish leader, the vice president is expected to reiterate President Trump’s demand for a negotiated cease-fire.
The Pentagon will have to disassemble combat bases that were built to stay for a mission that was supposed to last, and protect the troops as they withdraw amid a chaotic battlefield.