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President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, turns with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis to walk to the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump campaign seizes on Soleimani killing

Jan. 8, 2020 12:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump once warned Barack Obama not to “play the Iran card” to boost his political prospects by starting a war. Eight years later, Trump is showing no reluctance to capitalize politically on his order to kill a top Iranian general, drawing accusations that he is...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden makes a foreign policy statement, in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Biden: Iran escalation shows Trump 'dangerously incompetent'

Jan. 7, 2020 9:07 PM EST

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s escalation of tensions with Iran proves him to be “dangerously incompetent” and puts the U.S. on the brink of war. Speaking in New York, Biden said Trump used a “haphazard” decision-making...

ADDS THAT THE PEOPLE AT THE RALLY ARE SUPPORTERS OF THE MUJAHEDEEN-E-KHALQ - Members of the Iranian American community of Washington, D.C., who support the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, or the MeK, an Iranian exile group that seeks to overthrow Iran’s government, rally outside the State Department in Washington, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. Participants at the rally celebrated the death of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed by a U.S. airstrike in Iraq. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Trump tests Congress' war powers with strike against Iran

Jan. 7, 2020 12:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's confrontation with Iran is posing a gut check for Congress, brazenly testing whether the House and Senate will exert their own authority over U.S. military strategy or cede more war powers to the White House. As tensions rise at home and abroad, Speaker Nancy...

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden leaves after eating lunch at Ross' Restaurant, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, in Bettendorf, Iowa. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Biden's foreign policy prowess tested by Iran tensions

Jan. 6, 2020 11:01 PM EST

Rising tensions between Washington and Tehran are testing whether Joe Biden can capitalize on his decades of foreign policy experience as he seeks to challenge a president he derides as “dangerous” and “erratic.” Biden is expected to deliver lengthy remarks Tuesday about President...

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2019, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the opening ceremony of the International Astronautical Congress, in Washington. President Donald Trump closed out the old year by reprising a selection of his most familiar falsehoods and putting a few of his predecessor's accomplishments in his own win column. Pence, seeking to justify the U.S. military's targeted killing of a top Iranian general, helped begin the new year with a baseless claim tying that general to the 9/11 attacks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

AP FACT CHECK: Pence misleadingly links Iran general to 9/11

Jan. 6, 2020 12:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump closed out the old year by reprising a selection of his most familiar falsehoods and putting a few of his predecessor's accomplishments in his own win column. His vice president, seeking to justify the U.S. military’s targeted killing of a top Iranian...

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign event, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

US-Iran tensions thrust foreign policy into Democrats' race

Jan. 3, 2020 8:21 PM EST

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates are lambasting President Donald Trump's decision to kill Iran's top general in an airstrike, a move that has thrust foreign policy to the forefront of the primary and revived intraparty disputes over military intervention in the Middle East....

FILE - In this Dec. 25, 2019, file photo, an Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Goble, at Dover Air Force Base, Del.. Goble, a U.S. Special Forces soldier who died in Afghanistan this week, was seizing a Taliban weapons cache when he was killed, the U.S. military said Friday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Taliban council agrees to cease-fire in Afghanistan

Dec. 29, 2019 6:34 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban's ruling council agreed Sunday to a temporary cease-fire in Afghanistan, providing a window in which a peace agreement with the United States can be signed, officials from the insurgent group said. They didn't say when it would begin. A cease-fire had been demanded by...

President Donald Trump holds up a tray of Thanksgiving dinner during a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit to the troops, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump thanks troops in Afghanistan, says Taliban want a deal

Nov. 29, 2019 10:20 AM EST

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — President Donald Trump paid a surprise Thanksgiving visit to Afghanistan, where he announced the U.S. and the Taliban have been engaged in ongoing peace talks and said he believes the Taliban want a cease-fire. Trump arrived at Bagram Air Field shortly after 8:30 p.m....