Troop withdrawals

November 21, 2018 - 5:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and South Korea will scale back a major military exercise next spring to avoid setting back diplomacy over North Korea's nuclear weapons, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon that the exercise, known as Foal Eagle and...
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The al-Tanf military outpost in southern Syria where U.S. Gen. Joseph Votel, top U.S. commander in the Middle East, made an unannounced visit Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. The U.S. trains Syrian opposition forces at the garrison outpost. (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)
October 22, 2018 - 5:57 pm
AL-TANF, Syria (AP) — The top U.S. commander for the Middle East made an unannounced visit Monday to a key military outpost in southern Syria, pressing the need for a continued U.S. presence there to root out remaining Islamic State fighters and serve as leverage against growing Iranian activity in...
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A Chinese woman pulls a trolley bag past a Chinese magazine cover showing U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a newsstand in Beijing, China, Wednesday, June 13, 2018. The outcome of the Singapore summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was good news for one absent but key player: China. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
June 13, 2018 - 5:58 am
BEIJING (AP) — The outcome of the Singapore summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was good news for one absent but key player: China. China won big at the summit after Trump made surprising pledges to suspend war games with South Korea and eventually pull U.S...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem sits beneath a portrait of Syrian President Bashar Assad as he speaks during a press conference in Damascus, Syria, Saturday, June 2, 2018. Al-Moallem said Iranian military advisers are embedded with Syrian troops but Tehran has no combat forces or fixed bases in the country. (SANA via AP)
June 02, 2018 - 11:04 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's foreign minister said Saturday Iranian military advisers are embedded with Syrian troops but Tehran has no combat forces or fixed bases in the country. Walid al-Moallem's comments came amid rising tension in the region as Israel has repeatedly warned against any...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian military and police forces fly their national flags on a damaged building and hold a picture of Syrian President Bashar Assad, in the Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood, southern Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Syrian state TV said Tuesday the military and police forces are celebrating recapturing the last neighborhoods in Damascus that were held by the rebels and the Islamic State group. (SANA via AP)
May 23, 2018 - 7:20 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Syria on Wednesday dismissed American calls for the withdrawal of Iranian troops and Lebanese Hezbollah militants from the war-torn country. Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad told Russia's Sputnik news agency that "this topic is not even on the agenda of discussion, since...
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President Donald Trump tells reporters a time and place for his meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un has been set and will be announced soon, as he leaves for Dallas to address the National Rifle Association, in Washington, Friday, May 4, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 05, 2018 - 1:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered his latest teaser Friday for a historic U.S. summit with North Korea: The time and place have been set but he's not saying when and where. The White House did, however, announce the details of a separate meeting later this month between Trump and...
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President Donald Trump tells reporters a time and place for his meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un has been set and will be announced soon, as he leaves for Dallas to address the National Rifle Association, in Washington, Friday, May 4, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 04, 2018 - 6:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered his latest teaser Friday for a historic U.S. summit with North Korea: The time and place have been set but he's not saying when and where. The White House did, however, announce the details of a separate meeting later this month between Trump and...
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President Donald Trump talks to the media as he leaves for Dallas to address the National Rifle Association, Friday, May 4, 2018 at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 04, 2018 - 10:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. and North Korea (all times local): 10:40 a.m. President Donald Trump says withdrawing U.S. troops from South Korea is 'not on the table' as he prepares for a historic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. Speaking to reporters before boarding Air Force One...
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President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands during a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 24, 2018 - 2:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Weighing U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear accord, President Donald Trump declared on Tuesday that if the Iranians "restart their nuclear program, they will have bigger problems than they've ever had before." Trump issued his warning alongside French President Emmanuel Macron...
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In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, photo, South Korean army soldiers stand guard at the border villages of Panmunjom in Paju, South Korea. U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, April 17, has given his "blessing" for North and South Korea to discuss the end of the Korean War at their summit next week amid a diplomatic push to end the North Korean nuclear standoff. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
April 19, 2018 - 8:37 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that his rival, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, isn't asking for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula as a precondition for abandoning his nuclear weapons. If true, this would seem to remove a major...
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