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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Pompeo’s State Department Faces Yet a New Oversight Battle With Capitol Hill

Democrats say the State Department is withholding information on diversity from Congress based on the claim it is “non-publicly available” information.

The Pentagon

Top Trump Defense Pick Shows Up at Pentagon Before Senate Confirmation

In a move that could raise questions in Congress, Trump loyalist Anthony Tata has been asked to sit in on meetings prior to his expected nomination to a senior Pentagon post.

A partial screenshot of https://www.nudtdata.com.cn/, the public version of the virus database

Leaked Chinese Virus Database Covers 230 Cities, 640,000 Updates

New information may offer insight into the honesty of China’s coronavirus numbers.

This photo shows members of the Chinese Navy, a division of the People's Liberatiuon Army (PLA), shouting while marching during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China on October 24, 2007.

China Uses Pandemic to Boost Military Pressure on Taiwan

A U.S. congressional report warns of aggressive actions by the People’s Liberation Army against Taipei.

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden addresses the crowd during a campaign launch party in Columbia, South Carolina, on Feb. 11.

Biden Gets Push From Left-Leaning Groups to Slash Pentagon Budget

Some groups haven’t had luck getting through the door, sources tell Foreign Policy.

US President Donald Trump with US Defense Secretary Mark Esper, sings the National Anthem before the Army v. Navy American Football game in Philadelphia on December 14, 2019.

Trump Taps Point Man to Remove Pentagon Officials Seen as Disloyal

Officials fear the arrival of a former top aide to Vice President Mike Pence who could undercut Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

U.S. President Donald Trump

WHO Becomes Battleground as Trump Chooses Pandemic Confrontation Over Cooperation

Critics say fighting the coronavirus has become secondary as U.S. seeks to hamstring the World Health Organization, turning it into a 2020 election issue along with Chinese trade.

The U.S. State Department

In Latest Post-Impeachment Move, Trump Administration Shifts a Loyalist to the State Department

Political appointee Alexander Alden will take over a role in a bureau caught in the middle of Trump’s impeachment and trial.

Smoke billows following an airstrike by the US-led international coalition forces targeting Islamic State (IS) group in Mosul, Iraq, on July 9, 2017.

Pentagon Asks for More Cash to Cut Down Civilian Deaths

Under fire from human rights groups, the Pentagon is asking lawmakers for funding to improve its ability to track civilian casualties in the ongoing fight against the Islamic State and other terrorist groups, Foreign Policy has learned. 

Capt. Brett Crozier, then the commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, addresses the crew in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on Dec. 15, 2019.

Congress Asks for New Social Distancing Rules on U.S. Warships

A top Democrat wants the CDC to draw up fresh rules to stop the spread of the coronavirus after an outbreak sidelined an aircraft carrier in Guam.

U.S. President Donald Trump attends a state dinner hosted by China's President Xi Jinping

The Coronavirus Could Upend Trump’s China Trade Deal

Bleak data on China’s economic outlook counters claims by Trump officials that the U.S. economy can get quickly back on track when the lockdown lifts.

Turkish-backed Syrian fighters during a cease-fire

How Trump and Putin Weakened U.N. Bid for a Global Cease-Fire

U.S. officials worry that counterterrorism operations will be constrained.

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Sept. 2, 2018.

U.N. Backs Down on Partnership With Chinese Firm for 75th Anniversary

The decision comes after U.S. officials and human rights advocates complained that Tencent aids Beijing in surveillance.

Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly

Navy Brass Felt Blindsided by Fired Carrier Captain’s Emailed Appeal

The commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt had two direct calls with top Navy aides before his warning about the dire situation on board leaked publicly.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

After Death of U.S. Citizen, State Department Floats Slashing Egypt Aid

The United States continues sending military aid to Egypt despite its worsening human rights situation. Could the death of a detained American change that?

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