Weapons administration

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, center, speaks during a meeting with China's Defense Minister Wei Fenghe at the Bayi Building in Beijing, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)
June 27, 2018 - 2:27 pm
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Chinese leaders struck a largely positive public tone Wednesday, talking up increased military cooperation and open dialogue between the two powers despite security tensions and an impending trade war. Mattis was on his first trip to China since...
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June 26, 2018 - 6:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly introduced bipartisan legislation calls for stringent congressional oversight of U.S. nuclear diplomacy with North Korea as President Donald Trump looks to strike a deal with Kim Jong Un. It comes two weeks after a historic summit where North Korea committed to "complete...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump waves after saying goodbye to North Korea leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. Trump says the Singapore summit put North Korea on a path to eliminating its nuclear weapons. If that proves true, then it also may have poked a hole in the Pentagon's main argument for a multibillion-dollar expansion of missile defense. Although uncertainty remains over North Korea's intentions, if it does disarm, then Congress may see less logic to spending $6 billion or more to expand a missile defense system based in Alaska. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)
June 26, 2018 - 4:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — If the Singapore summit put North Korea on a path to eliminating its nuclear weapons, as President Donald Trump says it has, then it also may have poked a hole in the Pentagon's main argument for a multibillion-dollar expansion of homeland missile defenses. The Singapore...
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June 26, 2018 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is pushing foreign countries to cut their oil imports from Iran to zero by November, a senior State Department official said Tuesday, as the Trump administration escalates its bid to pressure Iran after pulling out of the nuclear deal. The price of U.S. crude...
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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, center, is greeted as he arrives at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. Mattis laid out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia, less than a month after he slammed Beijing at an international conference for its militarization of islands in the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)
June 26, 2018 - 5:11 am
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has arrived in Beijing for meetings with senior Chinese leaders, as the world waits for indications North Korea is taking steps to dismantle its nuclear program following the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018, file photo, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis steps away after speaking with the media at the Pentagon, in Washington. Speaking to reporters on his plane en route to a stop in Alaska, Sunday, June 24, Mattis laid out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia, less than a month after he slammed Beijing at an international conference for its militarization of islands in the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
June 24, 2018 - 9:21 pm
EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis laid out plans for a less contentious, more open dialogue with Chinese leaders as he travels to Asia, less than a month after he slammed Beijing at an international conference for its militarization of islands in the South China Sea...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Thursday, June 21, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
June 21, 2018 - 1:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Donald Trump presses ahead with plans for a summer summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, the U.S. president is jolting relationships with some of America's longest and strongest allies. Amid concerns over Trump's apparent desire to be cozy with the Russian leader, he is pursuing...
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In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island in Singapore. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released Thursday finds that 55 percent of Americans approve of Trump's diplomacy with North Korea, up from 42 percent in March and 34 percent last October. It's the highest rating for the Republican president on any individual issue on an AP-NORC poll since his inauguration. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 21, 2018 - 9:06 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A majority of Americans now approve of President Donald Trump's handling of U.S. relations with North Korea, a change that comes after his historic summit with that country's leader, Kim Jong Un. But most don't believe Kim is serious about addressing the international concerns...
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June 20, 2018 - 7:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton says North Korea is facing a "decisive and dramatic choice" on whether to give up its nuclear program and ballistic missiles. Bolton told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday that the U.S. will find out soon...
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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, gets into a car after he visited North Korean Embassy in Beijing Wednesday, June 20, 2018. Kim is in Beijing on his third visit to China this year, underscoring the major improvement in relations between the communist neighbors. (Madoka Ikegami/Kyodo News via AP)
June 20, 2018 - 6:44 am
BEIJING (AP) — South Korea's president urged North Korea on Wednesday to present a plan with concrete steps toward denuclearization, raising the pressure on its leader Kim Jong Un during his visit to Beijing to discuss the outcome of his summit with U.S. President Donald Trump. Kim left for...
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