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US Defense Secretary Mark Esper, with US President Donald Trump, speaks on vaccine development on May 15 in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC.

White House to Interview Defense Officials in Perceived Loyalty Test

Interviews with political appointees at the Pentagon raise fears of another purge.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper speaks alongside President Donald Trump at the White House.

White House Directed Hiring of Conspiracy Theorist Over Pentagon Objections

The White House wants fired National Security Council aide Rich Higgins hired for a senior Defense position.

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.

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio distributes information about the Coronavirus on March 9, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images)

New York Officials Tell U.N. Coronavirus Has Spread Throughout City

Foreign diplomats claim briefers from the mayor’s office say no specific measures are planned to protect them.

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Trump Loyalist Appointed to Oversee Relations With U.N., World Health Organization

The appointment of White House aide Sean Doocey could douse hopes of change for a battered and bruised State Department bureau.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks next to new National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien

Trump Finally Has the Dangerous Foreign-Policy Process He Always Wanted

The U.S. president's new national security advisor has replaced the White House’s previous chaos with a new type of dysfunction.

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the Joint Security Area of the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas on June 30.

Desperate to Save Diplomacy, White House Blocks U.N. Meeting on North Korean Atrocities

As tensions rise between Washington and Pyongyang, Trump tries to avert a complete breakdown in relations.

Presidents of the United States and Ukraine meet in New York

Trump Resisted Sale of Javelins to Ukraine

Republicans are defending him in the impeachment inquiry by saying he gave more military aid than his predecessor, but it came only after the reluctant president was convinced it would be good for U.S. business.

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Understanding the Trump Ukraine Call

An annotation of one of the most controversial and complicated moments of the Trump presidency.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton listen to U.S. President Donald Trump speak at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 11, 2018.

Trump’s National Security Team Splinters Over Taliban Meeting

Bolton’s pushback and Pentagon concerns over a potential deal with the Afghan insurgents helped convince the U.S. president to cancel the contentious summit.

Document of the Week: U.N. Study on the Yemen War’s Impact

Report projects a loss of $89 billion in economic output by the end of 2019 and the death of 482,000 people by 2022.

Document of the Week: Jared Kushner’s Mideast Peace Email

“Our goal can’t be to keep things stable and as they are, our goal had to be to make things significantly BETTER!”

Yemenis dig graves for children who where killed when their bus was hit during a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on Aug. 9, 2018. (Stringer/AFP/ Getty Images)

Congress Is Finally Done With the War in Yemen

U.S. lawmakers are making a historic push for peace. But a Trump veto is all but assured.

Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the U.N. General Assembly in New York City on Sept. 28, 2015. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Bolton Builds Anti-China Campaign at the U.N.

The U.S. national security advisor, who has largely ignored the United Nations, is suddenly concerned that Beijing has too much influence there.

Kelley Currie, the U.S. representative to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, attends a U.N. Security Council meeting in New York City on April 5, 2018. (Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

High-Wire Act Ahead for Trump’s New Women’s Rights Envoy

Tough but torn, Kelley Eckels Currie must find a way to balance her loyalties.

Iraqi men flash the victory gesture from inside a car during the Hashed Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation) paramilitary forces' celebrations marking the first anniversary of victory over the Islamic State (IS) group on December 10, 2018. (Mohammed Sawaf/AFP/Getty Images)

Start Small to Stop the Next ISIS

One year on from the defeat of the Islamic State, the new U.S. Congress should draw on lessons learned from efforts to counter violent extremism.

Journalist Bob Woodward arrives at Trump Tower in New York City on Jan. 3, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Woodward Delivers, But Does He Tell Us Much We Didn’t Already Know?

Though full of juicy tidbits, the journalist’s portrait of the White House as “Crazytown” is all too familiar.

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