The United States plans to spend $1.7 trillion over the next three decades to replace its nuclear arsenal. This is a lot of money, more annually than the country spends on the entire State Department. Even so, if we thought this level of spending were required to ensure U.S. national security, we would support it. It is not. The nation can spend much less and still be safe. In fact, safer.
Russia blocked a U.S.-written resolution at the United Nations Security Council on Thursday that would have extended an international investigation into chemical weapons use in Syria, angering diplomats who said Moscow was making it difficult to prevent future attacks.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy will visit North Korea on Friday amid rising international pressure for Pyongyang to halt its nuclear weapons programme.
NATO's secretary-general apologized to Turkey on Friday over military exercises in Norway during which Turkey's founding leader, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and current president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, were reportedly depicted as "enemies."
The men stood on a concrete island in the middle of Cordova International Bridge, where people leaving the Mexican city of Juarez cross the border to El Paso. It was Memorial Day, when U.S. soldiers honor fallen service members by kneeling in front of a battlefield memorial – a symbolic cross formed with the soldier's helmet, rifle, boots and, sometimes, dog tags.
A few weeks after a military standoff between Chinese and Indian troops began near the Doklam plateau in June, the China Global Television Network, a 24 hours English-language state-owned news channel, asked why Russia had been "silent" on the matter.
China said on Thursday it will stick by its "freeze-for-freeze" plan to de-escalate tensions in the Korean Peninsula, contradicting a suggestion by President Trump that it had turned against it.
Bath Iron Works has taken the first step in a competition for a Navy shipbuilding contract that could be worth billions of dollars.
A North Korean soldier was fighting for his life this week in a South Korean hospital after a brazen dash for freedom across the Demilitarized Zone. His escape across one of the world's most closely patrolled borders – the first such military defection in a decade – has riveted the region.