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Situation Report: Trump picks McMaster as National Security Advisor; Confusion at Guantanamo; Iran to test artillery; and a bit more.

By FP Staff and Adam Rawnsley McMaster is Trump’s man. President Trump has selected Gen. H.R. McMaster as his national security advisor, winning acclaim across the political spectrum for his pick. Foreign Policy’s Dan De Luce takes a deep dive into the background of McMaster, who gained a reputation as a warrior intellectual for his...

North Korea 'diplomatically rude' says Malaysian PM

The ambassador's statement casts the manners of North Korea into question

Iraqi forces battle their way toward Mosul airport as they push to capture city

 Iraqi forces backed by jets and helicopters battled their way to Mosul airport Monday as they prepared to take on the Islamic State group’s stronghold in the city’s west bank. The fresh push in the four-month-old operation to retake Mosul has sparked fears for 750,000 trapped civilians who risk getting killed trying to flee and […]

North Korean official denounces Malaysian investigation into airport death, demands joint probe

North Korea's top envoy in Kuala Lumpur has denounced Malaysia's investigation into the apparent killing of the exiled half brother of North Korea's ruler, calling it politically motivated and demanding a joint probe into the death. "The investigation by the Malaysian police is not for the clarification...

Pence Pays Somber Visit to Nazi Camp

Vice President Mike Pence paid a somber visit to the site of the Dachau concentration camp on Sunday, walking along the grounds where tens of thousands of people were killed during World War II. Pence was joined by his wife, Karen Pence, and the couple's 23-year-old daughter, Charlotte, as they...

Russia Has Its Own A-10 Warthog (And It Was Meant to Be a NATO-Killer)

Sebastien Roblin Security, Europe The Su-25 Frogfoot is one of those aircraft that may not be at the cutting edge, but still has seen widespread service around the world because it offers an effective and useful solution to the needShow More Summary

The U.S. NATO Alliance Has Been a One-Way Street for Too Long

Doug Bandow Security, Europe Europe has the means to safeguard its own security. Defense Secretary James Mattis made a splash on his visit to Europe. He ratcheted up Washington’s traditional request for the Europeans to spend more on their defense. Show More Summary

Russia's Most Lethal Fighter Jet Ever Is Heading to the Middle East

Dave Majumdar Security, Middle East The Su-35 is heading to the UAE.  The United Arab Emirates has agreed to purchase a batch of advanced Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E fighters from Russia. The Flanker-E is the most capable operational Russian...Show More Summary

Russia Has Found A Partner To Build A New Lightweight Fifth-Generation Fighter

Dave Majumdar Security, Will it be stealth? Could it take on the F-35? Lots of questions--but few answers.  Russia will partner with the United Arab Emirates to jointly develop a new lightweight fifth-generation fighter in roughly the...Show More Summary

Friends mourn four Americans killed in Australia plane crash

Four Americans died Monday in a fiery plane crash in Australia. The victims, all from Austin, Texas, were heading to a golf outing. As David Begnaud reports, their friends back home are mourning the loss.

Trump’s Top Officials Seek to Sell Mexico on New Immigration Crackdown

Despite the president’s threats, Mexico City also has leverage when it comes to immigration and border security.

Trump's immigration policy may worsen doctor shortage

Each year, thousands of international medical graduates come to the U.S. for training, many in underserved communities. In the wake of President Trump's travel ban, the American medical community fears that applicants may avoid the U.S. altogether, reports Tony Dokoupil.

Le Pen Won't Wear Headscarf, Cancels Meeting With Muslim Leader

Marine Le Pen backed out of a meeting with the religious leader of Sunni Muslims in Lebanon on Tuesday while refusing to don a headscarf, Reuters reports. According to CNN, the French far-right presidential candidate showed up to the meeting with Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Latif Derian but left without...

Mass funeral held for inmates who died in "cruel, inhuman" Haitian prison

Relatives grieved as flowers were put on 20 caskets at a mass funeral for those who died in Haiti's largest prison

Officer Fires on Rioters Outside Swedish Capital

At least one police officer opened fire on rioters Monday in a Swedish neighborhood with a large immigrant population, CNN reports. According to the AP, the unrest started while officers were attempting to arrest a resident suspected in a drug crime. Bystanders threw rocks, one of which hit an officer...

Planned Skyscraper Will Morph Before Your Eyes

An architect's bold vision or a crazy idea doomed to never get off the ground? Time will tell in Dubai. The city is known for its impressive architectural feats, but one structure in the works has the potential to be more awe-inspiring than the rest. Dynamic Architecture is designing an...

Tiny new frog species found in India

Some of the smallest known frogs were recently discovered following a five-year survey in India

General's Appointment To Muslim World’s NATO Highlights Struggle

Controversy and uncertainty over the possible appointment of a Pakistani general as commander of a 40-nation, Saudi-led, anti-Iranian military alliance dubbed the Muslim world’s NATO goes to the core of a struggle for Pakistan’s soul...Show More Summary

Nearly 1.4M Children Face 'Imminent Death': UN

The UN children's agency is warning that almost 1.4 million children are at "imminent risk of death" as famine threatens parts of South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen, the AP reports. The UNICEF announcement comes a day after famine was declared in parts of Unity state in South Sudan,...

California Really Has What It Takes to Secede

But is America's largest state ready for the wars that would follow?

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