Situation Report

US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Poland's President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda watch as an F-35 fighter planes flies over the White House on June 12, 2019, in Washington DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Trump’s Polish Message to NATO

New security agreement rewards Poland’s commitment to defense spending.

Russian S-400 air defence missile systems roll at Red Square during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow on May 9, 2016. (KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Pentagon Warns Turkey of Sanctions Over Russian Missile System

Decision to start ‘unwinding’ Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program is the latest sign of strained ties between the two nations.

President Donald Trump shows off posters as he talks with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during a meeting in the Oval Office at the White House on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Clash Coming Over Trump’s Arms Sales to Saudi, UAE

A bipartisan group of senators vowed to block the administration’s move to bypass Congress and expedite an $8 billion package.

The USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) destroyer (C) is moored in a dock at the Yokosuka Naval Base on June 01, 2019 in Yokosuka, Japan. On Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump has denied any involvement the move to hide the Navy Ship USS John S. McCain during his recent visit to its home port in Yokosuka, after reports emerged of emails being exchanged about keeping the ship out of view. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)

Admiral Squashed White House Request to Hide USS John McCain

The debacle threatened to overshadow Patrick Shanahan’s first major speech on the international stage.

Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister General Wei Fenghe speaks during the second round of U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue on November 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Diao Haiyang/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images)

U.S. and China Defense Chiefs to Meet in Singapore

The tete-a-tete on the sidelines of Asia’s leading security summit comes as Washington and Beijing clash on issues from cybersecurity to trade.

People browse for items in a Huawei store in a shopping mall in Shanghai on May 22, 2019.

Huawei Faces Global Fallout From Trump Ban

The Chinese telecom giant is getting increasingly squeezed by American trade restrictions.

A picture taken on May 13, 2019, shows the crude oil tanker, Amjad, which was one of two Saudi tankers that were damaged in mysterious attacks off the coast of the Gulf emirate of Fujairah.

U.S. Intel Indicates Iran Behind Tanker Sabotage

President Trump is warning armed conflict with Iran would be the country’s ‘official end.’

An Iranian military truck carries surface-to-air missiles past a portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a parade on the occasion of the country's annual army day on April 18, 2018, in Tehran.

Where Is Trump Headed on Iran?

Lawmakers and American allies are growing skeptical toward the White House’s efforts to counter Tehran.

MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the "Dusty Dogs" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7, attached to Carrier Strike Group 12 and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, are recalled to Naval Station Norfolk on September 15, 2018. (Jeff Sherman/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

U.S. Sends More Firepower to Counter Iran

National security experts warn the two countries may be headed toward a military confrontation.

MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopters assigned to the "Dusty Dogs" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 7, attached to Carrier Strike Group 12 and the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, are recalled to Naval Station Norfolk on September 15, 2018. (Jeff Sherman/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

Security Brief: Bolton’s Warning to Iran

White House says it will deploy carrier strike group and bomber task force to counter Tehran.

Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan speaks with reporters at the Pentagon April 19, 2019, in Washington, DC. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Security Brief: Shanahan Cleared by Pentagon IG

Acting defense secretary scores major victory on path to nomination.

Security personnel inspect the interior of St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo on April 22, 2019, a day after the church was hit in series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. (ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP)

Security Brief: Terror in Sri Lanka, Zelensky Cruises to Victory

Massive bombings strike island nation, leaving nearly 300 dead.

President Donald Trump delivers remarks on 5G deployment in the United States on April 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tom Brenner/Getty Images)

Security Brief: The Coming Clash Over America’s Nukes

Trump wants to build more nuclear weapons. Will Congress let him?

Pakistani Rangers and Indian Border Security Force personnel perform during a flag lowering ceremony at the Wagah border area between Pakistan and India in eastern Pakistan's Lahore on March 30, 2019. (AAMIR QURESHI / AFP)

Security Brief: India and Pakistan Trade Barbs; Violence Escalates in Libya

Islamabad and New Delhi trade barbs, a Libyan strongman advances on Tripoli, Washing and Beijing signal progress on trade deal.

Special counsel Robert Mueller walks with his wife Ann Mueller on March 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Security Brief: Shanahan Under Fire; Islamic State Falls; Mueller Finds No Collusion

An inspector general investigation further tarnishes the former Boeing executive.

A Boeing 737 MAX 8 is pictured outside the factory on March 11, 2019 in Renton, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Security Brief: Boeing 737 Safety Systems Under Scrutiny; Terror in Christchurch

Federal transportation officials are examining the aircraft giant’s safety reports.

A man pauses by a banner showing U.S President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shaking hands next to the words 'Welcome to Vietnam' hung opposite the Marriott Hotel where President Trump is expected to stay during the forthcoming DPRK-USA summit. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Security Brief: Trump, Kim Head to Vietnam; DOD’s Long Term Plans at the Border

U.S. leader seeks tangible progress on North Korean denuclearization at highly anticipated summit.

People gather on the U.S.-Mexico border barrier on the beach at the Pacific ocean on February 15, 2019 in Tijuana, Mexico. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Security Brief: Constitutional Crisis Over Trump’s Wall; India, Pakistan on Edge

States sue to block construction of border wall; India, Pakistan military tensions ramp up following Kashmir attack.

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