World / Politics Jul 16, 2019

Trump taps Mark Esper to be defense chief, succeeding Jim Mattis

President Donald Trump on Monday asked the Senate to confirm Mark Esper as the successor to former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, whose resignation last December opened an unprecedented period of senior-level instability at the Pentagon. The moment the nomination was received by the Senate on ...

U.S. preparing to send more troops to Middle East, sources say

World Jun 18, 2019

U.S. preparing to send more troops to Middle East, sources say

The United States is preparing to send additional troops to the Middle East in response to mounting concerns over Iran, which Washington blames for attacks on oil tankers last week, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday, speaking on condition of anonymity. The officials did ...