House Dems to Turn the Screws on Trump’s State Department
The new Congress will flex its oversight muscles on everything from mismanagement at the State Department to questions about Trump’s finances.
Victorious House Democrats Pledge to Probe Trump’s Foreign Policy
U.S. allies can expect extended hearings on Iran, Yemen, and many other key issues.
Many in Washington Are Not Assuaged by Saudi Admission in Khashoggi Death
Kingdom says Saudi journalist was killed in a fistfight.
Will Republicans Lose Their Majority in Congress? Ask Pyongyang
North Koreans are watching the U.S. midterm elections closely, wondering how the results might affect negotiations with Trump.
The War Over War Powers Heats Up in Congress
A top Middle East diplomat’s confirmation has been blocked in the Senate as new Syria strikes loom.
Lawmakers Want Classified Documents on Trump’s Meeting with Putin
Top Democrats still worry the president is hiding commitments he gave the Russian leader.
U.S. Lawmakers Press Pompeo to Fix Policy for Diplomat Families
The State Department has scaled back benefits to family members with special needs.
Security Brief: No, Trump is not about to order a strike on Iran; U.S. may return to North Korea to look for more war remains; Mattis vs the First Amendment
Catch up on everything you need to know about the false reports that Trump is about to order a strike against Iran, North Korea returning Korean War dead, and the Secretary of Defense’s response to reports the Pentagon is denying media access.
In Fiery Hearing, Pompeo Trades Barbs With Lawmakers
The secretary of state faces criticism, even from those in his own party.
Congress Caves to Trump in Fight Over China’s ZTE
Lawmakers preparing a must-pass defense bill stripped out harsh penalties against the Chinese telecommunications firm after the White House intervened.
As Trump Walks Back Russia Comments, Senate Summons Pompeo for Hearing on Helsinki
The president said he misspoke when he sided with Putin over the U.S. intelligence community, but that may not be enough to quell Republican furor.
Fighter Jet Price Hits Record Low in Massive Deal
But high long-term costs and severe maintenance challenges still plague the aircraft.
Tightening Chest and Tingling Fingers: Why Are the Military’s Fighter Pilots Getting Sick?
The Navy is investigating the latest in an alarming string of incidents that left pilots disoriented and shaken.
He Feared the CIA Would Delete a Document Detailing Its Torture Program. So He Took It.
On our podcast: A Senate investigator who exposed the agency’s torture secrets tells his story.
Fighter Sale to Turkey Could Pit Trump Against Congress
A battle is brewing over the transfer of F-35 fighter jets.
Top Democratic Lawmakers Sound Alarm on Trump ‘Loyalty Tests’ for State Department Officials
A letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo follows Foreign Policy’s report.
Rubio Questions D.C. Panel on China Influence
It’s a sign of growing concern over Chinese influence operations in the United States.
Eastern European Laws on World War II History Spark Congressional Reaction
Will a letter sent by concerned lawmakers encourage leaders to change course or further polarize politics?
Bolton’s Ascent Gives Iranian Group a New Lease on Life
With a supporter in the White House, the MEK might finally have a voice in U.S. policy.