'dumbfounded' diplomats say trump's comments about embassy cuts 'make him putin's patsy'

Natasha Bertrand

trump thanked russian president vladimir putin last week for saving the us money by cutting the us' embassy staff in moscow. career diplomats and foreign policy experts were left "dumbfounded" by the comments, which they said sent

2017-08-12 11:24:09  

trump tells guam's governor he's 'going to become extremely famous' after north korea nuclear threat

Sonam Sheth

president donald trump told guam's governor during a phone call friday evening that he was "going to become extremely famous" after north korea threatened to launch nuclear missiles at the us territory.  governor eddie baza c

2017-08-12 11:11:36  

what happened during the cuban missile crisis — the 13-day standoff that almost ended the world

Michelle Mark

the ongoing feud between president donald trump and north korean dictator kim jong-un has prompted repeated comparisons to the cuban missile crisis. although it's debatable how similar the two situations really are, some experts have noted

2017-08-12 09:15:00  

these firefighting mules go where trucks and helicopters cannot

Zach Williams

pack mules still have a role in the digital age. the us forest service uses them to supply wildland fire crews in the remote areas of northern california. while environmental laws forbid the use of helicopters, planes and trucks in des

2017-08-12 08:23:00  

'we're with you 1,000 percent': video shows guam's governor taking a call from trump

David Choi

guam governor eddie baza calvo had a brief conversation with president donald trump on friday, in which trump told calvo he supports guam "one-thousand percent." "i just wanted to pay my respect," trump said to calvo over the

2017-08-11 10:40:26  

'this is not a time for loose talk': trump's latest threats against venezuela could haunt him

Christopher Woody

president donald trump said late friday that he was "not going to rule out a military option" in response to the turmoil in venezuela. during a press conference outside his bedminster resort in new jersey, trump said, "we have man

2017-08-11 09:17:07  

trump says he was being sarcastic when he thanked putin for ordering cuts of us diplomatic staff in russia

Bryan Logan

president donald trump implied that he was joking when he thanked russian president vladimir putin for ordering cuts of us diplomatic staff in russia. trump made the comment during a press conference on thursday, saying he was "very thankfu

2017-08-11 08:30:15  

trump: 'i'm not going to rule out a military option' for venezuela

Christopher Woody

during a press conference outside his bedminster resort on friday evening, president donald trump suggested the us was weighing military options in response to ongoing turmoil in venezuela. asked about the us response to the political, economic,

2017-08-11 06:30:00  

trump: 'nobody loves a peaceful solution better than president trump'

Alex Lockie

after a week of "fire and fury" threats from president donald trump, he emerged from a national security meeting stressing his hope that the north korean crisis would be resolved peacefully. asked if south korea could feel assured of t

2017-08-11 06:18:28  

here’s why there are nuclear fallout shelter signs on buildings in nyc

Zach Williams

signs on building throughout new york city are all that's left of a widespread government effort to shelter millions of people from the fallout of a nuclear attack. whether building basements would have succeeded in saving lives remain

2017-08-11 06:07:34  

the us has heavy naval power in the pacific if things break loose with north korea

Alex Lockie

as tensions reach a fever pitch between the us and north korea, with pyongyang announcing its intentions to fire missiles towards the us territory of guam, the us navy has continued to patrol and span the entire pacific ocean with power and reac

2017-08-11 04:15:51  

a retired elite fighter pilot says 2 lessons he learned as a teenager guided him through his 23-year military career

Richard Feloni

when dave berke was a kid, he imagined himself flying an f-18 off an aircraft carrier. by the time he retired as a us marine officer in 2016, he had not only done that, but he'd also flown an f-16, f-22, and f-35, taught at the elite top gun fig

2017-08-11 04:03:37  

trump capped off a week of tough rhetoric on north korea with some of his most blunt comments yet

Alex Lockie

president donald trump on friday capped off a week of tough talk on north korea with some of his most blunt comments yet, promising north korean leader kim jong un would "regret it fast" if he made any "overt threats" or

2017-08-11 04:00:26  

here's how the most experienced national security official in decades would handle north korea

Alex Lockie

robert gates, a man who climbed to the top of the cia over a 27 year intelligence career and served as defense secretary under both barack obama and george w. bush, recently laid out a comprehensive plan on how the us should handle north korea i

2017-08-11 02:34:05  

the number of people arrested trying to cross the us-mexico border is up for the 3rd straight month

Christopher Woody

president donald trump has made policies for the us-mexico border, and traffic across it, a central part of his presidency. the months before he took office and the first months of his term did see reductions in the number of people apprehended

2017-08-11 02:28:37  

isis operatives allegedly used ebay to fund terror operations

Paul Szoldra

operatives working for the self-proclaimed islamic state allegedly used fake ebay transactions to move their money, according to a recently unsealed fbi affidavit first reported on by the wall street journal. an american citizen, mohamed elshina

2017-08-11 01:02:38  

trump's mix of threats and secret talks with north korea are 'coercive diplomacy 101'

Alex Lockie

even as president donald trump says the us military is "locked and loaded" to potentially unleash "fire and fury" on north korea, the two feuding countries have for months been holding secretive, back-channel talks, the assoc

2017-08-11 12:21:34  

in 1959, the us sent mail by replacing a missile's nuclear warhead with mailboxes

Noah Friedman

during the cold war, the united states postal service and the us navy experimented with delivering mail via regulus missile.join the conversation about this story »

2017-08-11 11:33:00  

china told a us navy destroyer 10 times to leave the south china sea but it didn't back down

Alex Lockie

the uss john mccain sailed past the mischief reef and the spratly islands in the south china sea despite repeated warnings from a nearby chinese frigate. the destroyer passed within 12 nautical miles of both land features, according to reuters,

2017-08-11 10:46:57  

us allies are stepping up to help with north korea — and kim jong un’s are backing down

Alex Lockie

after an intense exchange of threats and frightening implications between president donald trump and north korea’s kim jong un, the us and north korea’s allies are staking out their positions in case of a conflict. australia, a

2017-08-11 10:28:12  

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