Journalists attend a press conference of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir, at the Royal Terminal of King Khaled airport, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 29, 2018. Pompeo is using the Middle East leg of his first trip abroad as America's top diplomat to call for concerted international efforts against Iran. (AP/Amr Nabil)
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Pompeo Issues Laundry List of Demands to Iran, Threatens ‘Strongest Sanctions in History’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo just outlined a “wildly unrealistic” list of demands that Iran must meet if it wants nuclear talks with America, warning that the U.S. will “crush” Tehran with sanctions if it doesn’t comply.

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Trump Blows Up Iran Nuclear Deal, Aims Next at Blowing Up Iranian Government

With National Security Adviser John Bolton holding great influence over the president’s Iran policy, his call for regime change in Tehran before 2019 suggests that the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is merely a precursor to the long-sought goal of regime change in Iran.

Trump Blows Up Iran Nuclear Deal, Aims Next at Blowing Up Iranian Government

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump’s recent decision to withdraw the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), better known as the Iran nuclear deal, was hardly a surprise given that Trump and his administration had hinted for months that the U.S.’

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Will Bolton Cost Trump His Nobel? Powerful Interests Lined Up Against Korean Peace

Libya is now a textbook example of a failed state and – more importantly from North Korea’s perspective — a testament to what the U.S. government does to countries who threaten its agenda or superpower status, especially ones it persuades to disarm and denuclearize.

Will Bolton Cost Trump His Nobel? Powerful Interests Lined Up Against Korean Peace

WASHINGTON – Seemingly discontent with the progress made towards peace on the Korean peninsula, John Bolton, Donald Trump’s new national security adviser,

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John Bolton And James Mattis Clash Over Syria Strategy

Newly minted National Security Advisor John Bolton and Defense Secretary James Mattis have reportedly been clashing over the strategy in Syria.

John Bolton And James Mattis Clash Over Syria Strategy

The latest reports rolling in from Syria suggest that both the Assad regime and Hezbollah have evacuated weapons from likely targets, after CNBC revealed that the U.S. has selected 8 targets to strike, including two airfields, a

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The Case for ‘America First’ on the Korean Peninsula

“America First” used to mean keeping the military out of countries that don’t threaten us. Trump’s upended that, but now’s the time to bring it back.

The Case for ‘America First’ on the Korean Peninsula

Of all the political maxims that Donald Trump has upended since he launched his presidential campaign with a ride down a gilded escalator, perhaps none is more symbolic than the slogan that has come to define his presidency: America First. For Trump, these words are nothing so much as an expression of aggressive machismo, providing the

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Coming Attraction: Lunatic John Bolton Loose in West Wing

As Uber-Hawk John Bolton prepares to take over as national security adviser on Monday, Ray McGovern looks back at when Bolton was one of the “crazies” in the George W. Bush administration.

Coming Attraction: Lunatic John Bolton Loose in West Wing

John Bolton’s March 22 appointment-by-tweet as President Donald Trump’s national security adviser has given “March Madness” a new and ominous meaning.  There is less than a week left to batten down the hatches before Bolton makes U.S. foreign policy worse that it already is. During a recent

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