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Mobile intercontinental ballistic missile launchers during a rehearsal of the Victory Day Parade in Moscow on May 5, 2014. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)

As Russia Subverts Missile Treaty, U.S. Looking at New Weapons

Since 1987, Europe has been off limits for medium-range missiles. Russia — and now the United States — seems ready to tear up that detente.

Palestinian Hamas militants  in the Gaza Strip, on December 7. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)

SitRep: Trump Jerusalem Decision Sparks Day of Rage Across Middle East

Temporary government funding bill pushed through, fighting ebbs in Yemen

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attends a press conference at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Vienna on Dec. 7.
(AFP/APA/Hans Punz/Austria OUT)

Tillerson: Biggest Snag in U.S.-Russia Relations is Ukraine, Not Election Meddling

U.S. ‘badly’ wants to mend fences with Moscow, Secretary of State Tillerson says.

US special operations forces near Raqqa, Syria on May 25, 2016. (Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images)

Pentagon Acknowledges 2,000 Troops in Syria

Officials have no plans to withdraw U.S. forces until ISIS is beaten.

The US embassy in Tel Aviv on December 6. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images).

SitRep: U.S. Military Preparing for Violence in Wake of Trump Jerusalem Announcement

Marines deploying to embassies, Yemen gets worse, Tillerson's chilly reception in Europe

A man takes a picture of the Dome of the Rock mosque in Jerusalem, on December 4. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)

SitRep: Allies Warn Trump About Jerusalem Decision

Washington tells Moscow to show its roll in Syria; Huge new U.S./South Korean military exercise

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster at the White House on June 26. (Nicholas Kamim/AFP/Getty Images)

SitRep: New Trump National Security Strategy Wrapped Up

New fighting in Yemen may have claimed former president, Pentagon buildup not looking good

The Kenwa Center for HIV positive women in Nairobi, Kenya in December, 2006. (Brent Stirton/Getty Images)

Proposed U.S. Cuts to AIDS Funding Could Cause Millions of Deaths: Report

While the Trump administration praises its progress on the AIDS fight, health campaigners warn they are making the fight that much harder.

US Marine Corps vehicles near Raqqa in northern Syria on March 27. (Delil Souleima/AFP/Getty Images)

SitRep: Tillerson Still in; The Pentagon’s Magic Numbers in Syria

U.S. looks to fly armed drones in Niger; privatizing covert ops; and lots more

Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, looks on during an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council on November 29. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

SitRep: Pyongyang To Be ‘Utterly Destroyed’ In Case Of War, U.S. Warns

A look at the North's new ICBM, Russia's Lavrov says Trump the same as Obama

People watch a television broadcast, reporting North Korea's test-launch of its new ICBM on November 29, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

SitRep: Senator Predicts War Over New North Korean ICBM, Nuke Program

Rex Tillerson sees global conflicts turning out just fine, and quickly; message on Afghanistan remains the same

Reza Zarrab is surrounded by journalists as he arrives at a police station in Istanbul on Dec. 17, 2013. (OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkish Gold Dealer Pleads Guilty in Politically Explosive Sanctions Trial

Reza Zarrab may reveal a sprawling bribery scheme touching the highest levels of the Turkish government.

Afghan National Army soldiers march during a military exercise on Oct. 17. (Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Has ‘Turned the Corner’ in Afghanistan, Top General Says

The Trump administration brings a new strategy but same old promises to the 16-year war.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars on Nov. 28, 2017 in Washington. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Tillerson Takes on Critics: No ‘Hollowing Out’ at the State Department

Reports of the State Department's demise have been greatly exaggerated, Tillerson says.

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