State Department's top arms control official leaving post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. under secretary of state for arms control and international security, Andrea Thompson, is leaving her post, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday. “Her wealth of knowledge, experience, and leadership skills will be missed,” Pompeo said in a statement. Thompson submitted her resignation several days ago having decided that now was the right time […]

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Border wall, Iran, Space Force among hurdles for $700 billion U.S. defense bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Disputes between U.S. Republicans and Democrats over President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall, Space Force and his ability to launch a war with Iran are among the biggest obstacles Congress faces in passing a massive annual defense policy bill. Members of the House of Representatives and Senate formally launched on Thursday this year’s negotiations on the National […]

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Radiation briefly spikes in Russian city after rocket engine explosion: TASS

A short-term spike in radiation levels was recorded after the rocket exploded, TASS reports. The explosion of a liquid-propellant rocket engine killed two people, RIAreports. A short-term spike in radiation levels was recorded in a northern Russian city after a rocket engine exploded at a military testing site on Thursday, TASS news agency cited a spokeswoman for city authorities in Severodvinsk as saying. […]

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North Korea has fired multiple unidentified projectiles: South Korean media

North Korea fired multiple unidentified projectiles early Wednesday in Asia, according to a Yonhap report, citing South Korean military officials. The projectiles were launched from the Hodo Peninsula in South Hamgyong province on the country's east coast, the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said. "We are aware of reports of a missile launch from North Korea and we will continue […]

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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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