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US Commander Urges Taliban to 'Lay Down Your Arms'.
Lithuanian officials have the impression the missiles would be there at least through Russia’s own military exercises in the region in September, which are expected to be held near the NATO border regions, and which Lithuanian officials have been hyping as a “threat.”
Trump's national security advisers presented him with U.S. military options, including pre-emptive strikes, and nuclear capabilities should America be called on to abide by its treaty obligations in the region, White House and defense officials said.
The big explosion in military spending comes as the US is planning to dramatically increase its military actions overseas. The president is expected to send thousands more troops back to Afghanistan, the longest war in US history. After nearly 16 years, the Taliban controls more territory than at anytime since the initial US invasion and ISIS is seeping into the cracks created by constant US military action in the country.
Speaking to the UN General Assembly's disarmament committee, he insisted that nukes are Pyongyang's “precious strategic asset that cannot be reversed or bartered for anything,” a line that other North Korean officials have voiced almost word-for-word before.
Although most Americans are aware of the ever increasing tensions between North Korea and the United States, the military is no longer pulling any punches. Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, suggested Saturday that Americans must be “prepared for the possibility of a military confrontation with North Korea.”
"It is essential to resolve the region’s problems through direct dialogue involving all sides without advancing any preconditions (for such talks)," Putin wrote. "Provocations, pressure, and bellicose and offensive rhetoric is the road to nowhere."
The Russian Defense Ministry has released photos showing ISIS, the SDF and US special forces working side-by-side on the battlefield in Dier ez-Zor, Syria.
Daniel McAdams from the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity joins Jeff Deist to discuss Trumpian foreign policy in light of the president's recent speech on Afghanistan.
Trump promised to “bomb the s*** out of Isis” on the campaign trail but once again like his predecessor Barack Obama, he is causing innocent civilian deaths across the Middle East. And that’s without including the casualties from supporting the Saudi’s war in Yemen.