Trump Administration Seeks to Expand Sales of Armed Drones

Trump Administration Seeks to Expand Sales of Armed Drones

Delays in delivering weapons methods have lengthy been an irritant to international governments and home producers, and nearly each administration within the fashionable period has tried to repair the method. Top aides within the Trump White House have incessantly known as officers on the State Department and the Pentagon to attempt to hurry issues alongside. […]

Opinion

Opinion

Back in Tripoli, American diplomats watched the carnage in Benghazi with dismay and horror. The assaults had been killing their Libyan interlocutors — together with those that had been serving to examine the 2012 assault. The violence additionally paved the best way for a would-be savior in Benghazi: a septuagenarian basic named Khalifa Haftar, who […]

Opinion

Opinion

Given their variations, it’s arduous to imagine that Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director and secretary of state nominee whose Senate confirmation hearing was Thursday, and Rex Tillerson, who was fired final month, have been each chosen by President Trump. Mr. Tillerson, the previous chief govt officer of ExxonMobil, left a legacy as the worst secretary […]

Senators Urge Secretary of State Pick to Avoid Trump’s ‘Worst Instincts’

Senators Urge Secretary of State Pick to Avoid Trump’s ‘Worst Instincts’

If confirmed, Mr. Pompeo can be the Trump administration’s second secretary of state in 14 months. In his opening assertion, Mr. Pompeo signaled that he deliberate to reap a forceful diplomacy. He stated he would take a tricky line towards Russia and push to enhance the Iran nuclear deal via negotiations with European allies in […]

White House Says U.S. Will Remain in Syria Despite Trump’s Eagerness to Withdraw

White House Says U.S. Will Remain in Syria Despite Trump’s Eagerness to Withdraw

The United States has been aiding a army marketing campaign in Syria that has reclaimed a lot of the territory as soon as underneath the management of the militant group. But whereas Mr. Trump has expressed enthusiasm for battling ISIS, he’s reverting to the “America First” posture he pressed as a candidate, hoping to separate […]

As Russia Empties Embassies, Who Will Replace That Lost Passport?

As Russia Empties Embassies, Who Will Replace That Lost Passport?

Intelligence officers working beneath “official cover” as diplomats had been particularly focused. But with the discount in numbers, the wheels of primary diplomacy, involving issues like visas, consular companies, cultural occasions and easily speaking to folks, are grinding ever extra slowly and, in some instances, coming to a halt. “The embassy is struggling to do […]