President Donald Trump traveled Monday to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to pay respects to two U.S. soldiers killed Saturday in Afghanistan when a soldier dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire with a machine gun.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other members of the national security team briefed President Donald Trump on Friday on the state of peace negotiations in Afghanistan, with Pompeo saying afterward that “led by the president, we are working diligently on the path forward.”
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Trump, with images of an American flag and Roosevelt projected behind him, read to crowd: “Almighty God, our sons, pride of our nation, this day, have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our republic, our religion and our civilization and to set free a suffering humanity.”
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The former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Sunday that withdrawing up to half the 14,000 American troops serving there would reduce the incentive for the Taliban to negotiate a peace deal after more than 17 years of war.
President Donald Trump’s nominee to oversee the Census Bureau rebuffed lawmakers' efforts Wednesday to get his opinion on the administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said he’s glad John Bolton will serve as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser going into talks with North Korea because of his “very healthy skepticism.”