Trump says 'Iran made a very big mistake!' by shooting down US drone

President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter that Iran made a"very big mistake" after a U.S. drone was shot down in the region. The downing came amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran since the Trump administration's decision to withdraw from the 2005 Iran nuclear agreement. The U.S. has accused Iran of recent attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf […]

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3 Top Defense Stocks to Watch in May

So far this year, defense stocks — as measured by the SPDR S&P Aerospace and Defense ETF — have handily outperformed the broader market, rising more than 22%, compared with the overall S&P 500's 13.2% gain. But even defense stocks weren't immune to the recent market sell-off, fueled by concerns over the intensifying trade war with China. In light of […]

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UK defense chief fired over Huawei leaks, denies involvement

FILE – In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 file photo, Britain’s Defence Minister Gavin Williamson stands in the main chamber during a gathering of NATO defence ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels. British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has been fired Wednesday, May 1, 2019 after an investigation into leaks from a secret government meeting about Chinese telecoms firm Huawei. Prime […]

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India claims to have found the Abominable Snowman's footprint in the Himalayan mountains

India’s army claims to have found footprints for the elusive Abominable Snowman, or Yeti. An Indian mountaineering expedition team said it found the footprints belonging to the “mythical beast” in April. The alleged footprints measured 32″ by 15″. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The Indian Army claims to have spotted footprints belonging to the Abominable Snowman, or Yeti, […]

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Wife of former Defense secretary calls photo with Biden misleading

FILE 2015: The photograph of Vice President Joe Biden standing behind ex-Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s wife went viral. Stephanie Carter called the picture misleading. (Getty) The photographs taken during the swearing-in of then-Defense Secretary Ash Cater in 2015 that showed Vice President Joe Biden standing behind the ex-cabinet member's wife with two hands on her shoulders and– at times– his nose […]

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NATO's Stoltenberg invited to address U.S. Congress April 3

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican and Democratic U.S. congressional leaders on Monday invited NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg to address lawmakers next month, offering a rare honor to the head of an organization often derided by President Donald Trump. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited Stoltenberg to speak to a joint meeting of the House of Representatives and Senate on April […]

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In defense of the Electoral College — The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact is a BIG mistake

(iStock) Colorado recently passed a measure that, similar to those of several other states, would tie their state’s electoral votes to whoever wins the national popular vote. New Mexico is now in the midst of the same, joining the currently 11 states and the District of Columbia, accounting for a total of 172 electoral votes, that have adopted the “National […]

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Trump slams U.S. intelligence chiefs as 'passive and naive' on Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday called U.S. intelligence chiefs “extremely passive and naive” on Iran and dismissed their assessments of the threat posed by North Korea a day after they contradicted his views during congressional testimony. Leaders of the U.S. intelligence community told a Senate committee on Tuesday that the nuclear threat from North Korea persists and […]

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Trump considering former Democratic Senator Webb for defense secretary: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is considering Jim Webb, a former Democratic senator who also served as Navy secretary under Republican President Ronald Reagan, to be the next defense secretary, the New York Times reported on Thursday. Citing an unnamed official, the Times said Vice President Mike Pence and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney had reached […]

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Defense Dept. says US troop withdrawal from Syria is ‘deliberate, well thought-out’

US officials say there are more than 2,000 ISIS soldiers remaining in eastern Syria The Department of Defense on Friday tweeted about the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, saying that it's carefully planned and organized. The department described the course of action as being “deliberate, well thought-out, mutually supportive, and controlled,” while also guaranteeing “our troops’ safety and protection.” The tweet […]

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