Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Trump, said Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference that the Islamic State terrorist group will be defeated “rapidly,” while allowing that the battle against the underlying ideology behind it is likely to take longer.
President Trump said Thursday the U.S. nuclear arsenal has fallen behind, and he wants to ensure it is at the “top of the pack.”
Democrats have tapped an illegal immigrant “Dreamer” to deliver the Spanish-language response to President Trump’s speech to Congress next week, elevating the fight over immigration policy that’s come to dominate the first weeks of the new administration.
Mexican leaders scolded their American counterparts on Thursday for President Trump’s new immigration policies, using an initial meeting to register their displeasure and demand that the U.S. not increase the number of people deported to Mexico.
Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly ruled out the possibility of using military troops in immigration enforcement, after meetings in Mexico City on Thursday.
White House chief of staff Reince Priebus asked a top FBI official to dispute media reports that President Donald Trump’s campaign advisers were frequently in touch with Russian intelligence agents during the election, a White House official says.
Gunshots didn’t distract Nizar Al-Magrebi from the book he was reading in a cafe. The teenager was determined to better himself.
American-backed Iraqi forces retook the main airport and a critical military base from Islamic State control in western Mosul on Thursday, setting the stage for the final phase of the offensive to oust the terror group from Iraq.
Turkey’s state news agency Andadolu says the death toll from a car bomb near the town of al-Bab, just captured from Islamic State militants in northern Syria, has risen to 60. Most of the victims were civilians.
The State Department is pushing back against criticism from former senior officials and journalists over the lack of press conferences and other media access at the department since Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was sworn in three weeks ago.
Senators from both parties urged Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson on Thursday to crack down on Syrian President Bashar Assad and his allies amid reports that up to 13,000 detainees were “methodically executed” at a Damascus prison for opposing the regime.
The Pentagon’s Missile Defense Agency has launched a study of innovative ways to counter advanced missile threats such as ultra-high-speed maneuvering hypersonic missiles.