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Defense spending is America’s cancerous bipartisan consensus

Fareed Zakaria You often hear that in these polarized times, Republicans and Democrats are deadlocked on almost everything. But the real scandal is what both sides agree on. The best example of this might be the defense budget. Last week, the Democratic House, which Republicans say is filled with radicals, voted to

US cuts Turkey out of F-35 Fighter Jet program

Carla Babb The United States is officially removing Turkey from its F-35 stealth fighter jetprogram after Ankara accepted the Russian delivery of its S-400 missile defense system. "Unfortunately, Turkey's decision to purchase Russian S-400 air defense systems renders its continued involvement with the F-35 impossible," the White House said in a statement Wednesday. "The

US Marines jam an Iranian drone in the Gulf, destroying it

•The US “took defensive action” against a drone that had “closed into a very, very near distance,” Trump said. Jude Johnson with Mosheh Gains and Adam Edelman The US Marines jammed an Iranian drone in the Gulf of Hormuz Thursday, senior defense officials said, bringing the aircraft down and destroying it. It

Fear grips thousands of Nigerians, other migrants as US prepares to raid undocumented families

Caitlin Dickerson and Zolan Kanno-Youngs Fear has gripped Nigerians and other migrants in the United States as nationwide raids to arrest thousands of members of undocumented families have been scheduled to begin Sunday, according to two current and one former homeland security officials, moving forward with a rapidly changing operation,

Six big moments from Donald Trump’s historic visit to North Korea

Kate Sullivan and Devan Cole President Donald Trump made history Sunday when he became the first sitting US president to enter North Korea. During the brief visit to the hermit nation, which came after the end of the G20 summit in Japan, Trump shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un before the

Trump announces ‘hard-hitting’ new sanctions against Iran

Nicole Gaouette, Donna Borak and Noah Gray President Donald Trump announced new sanctions against Iran Monday in part to retaliate after the downing of a US drone last week, with the punitive measures set to target Iran's Supreme Leader, military officials and its top diplomat, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office,

US attacks Iran with cyber not missiles — A game changer, not a backtrack

Zak Doffman The decision by U.S. President Trump to pull back from a retaliatory strike against Iran for the downing of a surveillance drone because there would be “too many deaths for a proportionate response” has been painted as a backtrack. Instead, “President Trump approved an offensive cyber strike that disabled