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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pauses while speaking at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Pompeo sees Japan, SKorea FMs as new sanctions hit NKorea

Jan. 14, 2020 4:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Tuesday with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts to discuss stalled nuclear talks with North Korea and stress the importance of America's relationship with both countries. The meeting in California came as the Treasury Department announced new...

In this image from video, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper talks to the press on Iran and Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at the Pentagon in Washington. (divids via AP)

US points to dissent in Iran in wake of deadly drone strike

Jan. 13, 2020 8:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper and other administration officials joined President Donald Trump in trying to draw attention to dissent in Iran instead of lingering questions about the scale of the threat used to justify a drone strike on Iran’s top military leader. Esper added to the...

In this image from video, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper talks to the press on Iran and Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at the Pentagon in Washington. (divids via AP)

Esper says he's seen no hard evidence embassies under threat

Jan. 12, 2020 4:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper explicitly said Sunday that he had seen no hard evidence that four American embassies had been under possible threat when President Donald Trump authorized the targeting of Iran’s top commander, raising questions about the scale of the threat described...

In this Jan. 8, 2020, photo, national security adviser Robert O'Brien, listens as President Donald Trump addresses the nation from the White House on the ballistic missile strike that Iran launched against Iraqi air bases housing U.S. troops in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Iran standoff shines spotlight on new Trump security adviser

Jan. 11, 2020 2:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a defining week for President Donald Trump on the world stage, national security adviser Robert O'Brien was a constant presence at the president's side as the U.S. edged to the brink of war with Iran and back again. The contrasts with O'Brien's predecessor along the way — in...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jan. 10, 2020 7:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; national security adviser Robert O'Brien. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press" — O'Brien; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Michael Bennet,...

The Latest: Japan calls for easing of Middle East tensions

Jan. 7, 2020 11:25 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on U.S.-Iran tensions in the wake of the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's top general (all times local): 7:40 a.m. Japan says it will urge governments to do their utmost to help ease tensions following an Iranian missile strike at bases in Iraq used by U.S. forces. The...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives to speak about Iran, Tuesday Jan. 7, 2020, at the State Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

US won't grant Iran foreign minister visa for UN visit

Jan. 7, 2020 6:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. won't issue Iran's foreign minister a visa to travel to the United Nations later this week, contending there was not enough time to process the request. Mohammed Javad Zarif told "CBS This Morning” on Tuesday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo informed the U.N....

President Donald Trump speaks during an

Trump: Aim of killing Iranian general was to 'stop a war'

Jan. 4, 2020 12:14 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he ordered the killing of a top Iranian general “to stop a war,” not start one, but in the tense aftermath the Pentagon braced for retaliation by sending more troops to the Middle East. Democrats complained that Trump hadn't consulted...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Dec. 27, 2019 5:57 PM EST

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — Robert O'Brien, White House national security adviser; Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press"— Dean Baquet, executive editor of The New York Times, and Martin...

An Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Goble, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. According to the Department of Defense, Goble, of Washington Township, N.J., assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group, died while supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Remains of US soldier killed in Afghanistan returned to US

Dec. 25, 2019 3:47 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The remains of a 33-year-old American soldier killed in combat in Afghanistan have been returned to the United States, arriving at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Goble of Washington Township, New Jersey, was killed Monday in a roadside bombing in northern...