United States Sticks to Iran Deterrence
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U.S. Military Slashes Foreign-Language Training
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Trump Is Letting Orban Walk All Over the United States
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There Is Still Time for Diplomacy With Iran
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Donald Trump and Swine Fever Are Creating an Economic Crisis
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The Pentagon Is Finally Getting a New Defense Secretary
The long-awaited appointment of Patrick Shanahan allows Pentagon leaders to finally move forward on filling key positions.
U.S. Digs in Deeper in Middle East With New Hardware
As a warning to Iran, United States deployed additional military forces to the region on Friday, including the USS Arlington and a Patriot missile battery.