Launching airstrikes against large equipment like helicopters has not been ruled out, but the main goal at the moment is evacuating people.
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The United States is easily the world's biggest arms merchant, selling over $100 billion in weapons, services and training a year.
The move in the run-up to the Nov. 3 U.S. election is likely to anger China, which considers Taiwan a wayward province.
The Trump administration has become more aggressive with China, and the sales would land as Beijing-Washington relations are at their lowest point in decades.
U.S. Senate Republican leaders insist that spy agencies continue to have access to data on Americans' telephone calls despite a court ruling that the practice is illegal, but aides said on Friday they may have to compromise on proposed reforms of the program before ...
From marauding jihadists in Iraq to pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine and beheadings of Americans in Syria, a world in crisis has fanned perceptions of an overwhelmed U.S. president and contributed to a Republican sweep of U.S. midterm elections. But the slide of public confidence in ...