Trump Nominates Army Secretary as Pentagon Chief
The president also announced he would promote Ryan McCarthy, a former Army ranger, to the top Army civilian slot.
Likely Pentagon Nominee Jumps Into Iran Crisis
Mark Esper has ties to Mike Pompeo and John Bolton, but some wonder if he has the stature to stand up to Trump.
China’s Grip on Hong Kong
Plus: The U.N. report on Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, an exodus from Congo, and the other stories we’re following today.
Here Comes Boris
Plus: Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi dies in court, the United States sends more troops to the Middle East, and the other stories we’re following today.
New Centcom Chief Walks Tightrope on Iran as Trump Adds Troops
Gen. Kenneth McKenzie must strike a balance between sending a strong deterrent signal and provoking a war in the Middle East.
Some U.S. Allies Balk at Blaming Iran for Tanker Attack
Conflicting accounts of the incidents in the Gulf of Oman stir further confusion in an increasingly volatile region.
Top WMD Official Quietly Leaves Pentagon
Guy Roberts’s abrupt departure in April comes amid a long exodus of senior officials under acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan.
Sudan Talks Resume, Hong Kong Protests Continue
Plus: Russia releases a journalist, Botswana decriminalizes gay sex, and the other stories we're following today.
How China Could Shut Down America’s Defenses
Advanced U.S. weapons are almost entirely reliant on rare-earth materials only made in China—and they could be a casualty of the trade war.
Mexico’s Other Border
Plus: Observers fear spiraling violence in Sudan, a scandal erupts in Brazil, and the other stories we're following today.
U.S. Grounds Turkish F-35 Pilots
Pilots no longer allowed to fly or access restricted information as spat over Russian missile defense system continues.
Pentagon Chief to Suspend Turkey’s F-35 Pilot Training
Turkish pilots training in the United States must leave by July 31, as Ankara refuses to ditch a Russian missile system.
Shanahan’s Review of Niger Ambush Seen as ‘Rubber Stamp’
Pentagon chief declined to recommend further punishments for senior officers involved in the fatal incident.
Mixed Messages on Iran
Plus: Stocks fall again amid trade war, Netanyahu misses his government deadline, and the other stories we're following today.
Modi Wins Big—What’s Next?
Plus: A ruling on same-sex relations in Kenya, May's departure date, and the other stories we're following today.
Plus: Election results expected in India, protests in Indonesia, and the other stories we're following today.
United States Sticks to Iran Deterrence
Plus: Theresa May's "new deal," Sudan's protesters on strike, and the other stories we're following today.
Russia’s Military Exercises in the Arctic Have More Bark Than Bite
For now, cooperation still reigns.
Indian Exit Polls Predict Modi Win
India’s Narendra Modi appears set for second term, Austria’s ruling coalition collapses ahead of the EU elections, and what to watch in the world this week.
Huawei Ban Takes Effect
The U.S. ban of Huawei escalates the trade war with China, government and opposition representatives for Venezuela return to the negotiating table, and U.S. lawmakers fear skewed intelligence on Iran.