Nuclear Weapons

Pompeo: US forces in Persian Gulf just a deterrent

Jun 18, 2019

Pompeo says Trump administration is not seeking conflict with Iran and its military buildup in the Persian Gulf is aimed entirely at deterring Iranian aggression and threats to U.S. interests and international shipping

US-Iran move closer to a flashpoint as tensions spike

Jun 18, 2019

Iran and U.S. are getting closer to a flashpoint as Tehran says it's breaking compliance with nuclear accord and Trump administration orders more troops to Middle East

AP FACT CHECK: Trump promises not just the moon, but Mars

May 27, 2019

AP FACT CHECK: Trump shrugs off hard trade realities as foolishness

Trump, Japan's Abe at odds over North Korean missile tests

May 27, 2019

President Donald Trump says he's not "personally bothered" by recent short-range missile tests that North Korea conducted this month, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who has been hosting the president on four-day state visit

Bolton says N. Korea missile tests violated UN resolutions

May 25, 2019

U.S. national security adviser John Bolton has called a series of short-range missile tests by North Korea last month a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and says sanctions must be kept in place

The Latest: Pence says Lugar underscored peace, freedom

May 15, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence says Sen. Richard Lugar made the world a more peaceful place with freedom on the rise

US seizes North Korean ship amid tense moment in relations

May 10, 2019

The Trump administration has seized a North Korean cargo ship being used to supply coal to the isolated nation in violation of international sanctions

N. Korea fires 2 suspected missiles in possible new warning

May 9, 2019

South Korea's military says North Korea has fired two suspected short-range missiles, its second such launch in five days and a possible warning that nuclear disarmament talks with Washington could be in danger

Pentagon suspends war remains effort with North Korea

May 8, 2019

The Pentagon says it has suspended its efforts to arrange negotiations with North Korea on recovering additional remains of U.S. service members killed during the Korean War

Kim oversees missile firing drills, tells troops to be alert

May 5, 2019

North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un observed a live-fire drill of long-range multiple rocket launchers and unspecified tactical guided weapons