Defense policy

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 - 9:57 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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In this March 4, 2019, photo, military delegates leave after a meeting one day before the opening session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. To a remarkable degree, the Pentagon’s new budget proposal is shaped by national security threats that Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has summarized in three words: “China, China, China.” (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
March 16, 2019 - 5:27 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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In this March 4, 2019, photo, military delegates leave after a meeting one day before the opening session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. To a remarkable degree, the Pentagon’s new budget proposal is shaped by national security threats that Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has summarized in three words: “China, China, China.” (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
March 16, 2019 - 3:39 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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In this March 4, 2019, photo, military delegates leave after a meeting one day before the opening session of China's National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. To a remarkable degree, the Pentagon’s new budget proposal is shaped by national security threats that Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has summarized in three words: “China, China, China.” (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
March 16, 2019 - 1:24 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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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 - 12:52 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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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, welcomes United States Vice President Mike Pence, left, for a bilateral meeting during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
February 16, 2019 - 4:20 pm
MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local): 10 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has drawn lengthy applause for her spirited defense of a multilateral approach to global affairs and her support for Europe's decision to stand by a...
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German Chancellor Angele Merkel, center, arrives for a meeting during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (Tobias Hase/dpa via AP)
February 16, 2019 - 10:28 am
MUNICH (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel robustly defended European nations' decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal in a spirited backing Saturday of her multilateral approach to global affairs, but U.S. Vice President Mike Pence promptly accused Europe of once again undermining the United...
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German Chancellor Angele Merkel, center, arrives for a meeting during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (Tobias Hase/dpa via AP)
February 16, 2019 - 10:26 am
MUNICH (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel robustly defended European nations' decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal in a spirited backing Saturday of her multilateral approach to global affairs, but U.S. Vice President Mike Pence promptly accused Europe of once again undermining the United...
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German Chancellor Angele Merkel, center, arrives for a meeting during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (Tobias Hase/dpa via AP)
February 16, 2019 - 9:16 am
MUNICH (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel robustly defended European nations' decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal in a spirited backing Saturday of her multilateral approach to global affairs, but U.S. Vice President Mike Pence promptly accused Europe of once again undermining the United...
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United States Vice President Mike Pence delivers his speech during the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
February 16, 2019 - 6:20 am
MUNICH (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel robustly defended European powers' decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal in the face of U.S. criticism as she delivered a spirited backing Saturday of her multilateral approach to global affairs and urged China to join future disarmament efforts...
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