Defense policy

FILE - This March 27, 2008, file photo, shows the Pentagon in Washington. The Democratic-controlled House is moving to put a liberalized stamp on Pentagon policy with a $725 billion defense policy measure that pares back the Trump administration’s defense request and authority to make war against Iran. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
July 12, 2019 - 12:47 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House is moving to put a liberalized stamp on Pentagon policy with a $725 billion measure that pares back the Trump administration's defense request and its authority to make war against Iran. In passing the legislation Friday, Democratic leaders are...
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Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, speaks to China's President Xi Jinping, left, and Russia's President Vladimir Putin, second right, during a family photo session in front of Osaka Castle at the G-20 summit, Friday, June 28, 2019, in Osaka, Japan. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Pool Photo via AP)
June 28, 2019 - 10:10 pm
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Group of 20 leaders have joined their host Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in showcasing support for helping women close the gap with men in finance and other forms of economic empowerment. Ivanka Trump, adviser to President Donald Trump, said Saturday that the world economy...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he walks to Marine One across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base en route to Japan for the G-20 summit.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 26, 2019 - 7:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a presidential memorandum ordering the Pentagon to develop a new policy to allow athletes attending the nation's military academies to play professional sports immediately after graduating. The memo says student athletes graduating from the...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he walks to Marine One across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2019, for the short trip to Andrews Air Force Base en route to Japan for the G-20 summit.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
June 26, 2019 - 6:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a presidential memorandum ordering the Pentagon to develop a new policy to allow athletes attending the nation's military academies to play professional sports immediately after graduating. The memo says student athletes should be able to defer...
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Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrives at the Pentagon in Washington, Monday, June 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 25, 2019 - 7:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With barely one day on the job, Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper is heading to Europe to try to persuade reluctant and increasingly wary NATO allies to work with the Trump administration on Iran sanctions and security in the Middle East, amid worries that the U.S. and the...
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Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrives at the Pentagon in Washington, Monday, June 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 25, 2019 - 5:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With barely one day on the job, Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper is heading to Europe to try to persuade reluctant and increasingly wary NATO allies to work with the Trump administration on Iran sanctions and security in the Middle East, amid worries that the U.S. and the...
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In this June 24, 2019, photo, acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrives at the Pentagon in Washington. Esper is heading to Europe to try to convince wary NATO allies to work with the Trump administration on Iran sanctions and security in the Middle East. His trip comes amid worries that the U.S. and the Islamic Republic may be on a path to war, even as the Trump administration ratchets up economic pressure on Tehran. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 25, 2019 - 3:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With barely one day on the job, Acting Defense Secretary Mark Esper is heading to Europe to try to persuade reluctant and increasingly wary NATO allies to work with the Trump administration on Iran sanctions and security in the Middle East, amid worries that the U.S. and the...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Thursday April 12, 2018, Forza Italia (Go Italy) party leader Silvio Berlusconi at the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome. Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi said Sunday March 31, 2019, that he will run for election to the European Parliament in May 2019, because he wants to fight for a more united European Union faithful to the vision of the bloc’s founders. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, FILE)
March 31, 2019 - 8:45 am
ROME (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi said he is running for the European Parliament in May's election because he wants to fight for a more united European Union faithful to the vision of the bloc's founders. Berlusconi, 82, spoke at a weekend convention of his center-right Forza...
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March 31, 2019 - 8:29 am
ROME (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi said he is running for the European Parliament in May's election because he wants to fight for a more united European Union faithful to the vision of the bloc's founders. Berlusconi, 82, spoke at a weekend convention of his center-right Forza...
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In this March 14, 2019, photo, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan goes before the Senate Armed Services Committee to discuss the Department of Defense budget, on Capitol Hill in Washington. To a remarkable degree, the Pentagon’s new budget proposal is shaped by national security threats that Shanahan has summarized in three words: “China, China, China.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 16, 2019 - 10:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese bombers. Chinese hypersonic missiles. Chinese cyberattacks. Chinese anti-satellite weapons. To a remarkable degree, the 2020 Pentagon budget proposal is shaped by national security threats that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has summarized in three words: "China...
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