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Thousands of refugees came to Arizona in 2016, but fewer arrived last year

President Trump campaigned on a promise of putting America first by scaling back its foreign involvements and pledging to stem the tide of refugees from Syria and elsewhere to address terrorism.... Read more»

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McSally on sanctions vs. Russia, Iran, N. Korea: 'These countries are dangerous'

"Iran, Russia and North Korea are our top adversaries — threatening our national security, disrupting global stability, and defying the principles of freedom, justice, and equality that America stands to protect."... Read more»

FactCheck: Is Cuba a 'leading' sponsor of terrorism?

Sen. Ted Cruz condemned President Obama’s announcement that he would normalize relations with Cuba, calling the communist country “a leading state sponsor of terrorism.” That’s a stretch, to say the least.... Read more»

Cheney's misguided missile attack

Dick Cheney says President Obama scrapped the Bush administration’s missile defense system in Europe “at the mere request” of Russian President Vladimir Putin. That’s false. ... Read more»

Analysis

The 12 (rocky) months of U.S. foreign policy

It’s been quite a year for U.S. foreign policy, with plenty of undertakings both naughty and nice.... Read more»

North Korea execution: The nation is sliding into chaos. Or it's more stable than ever

On Sunday, North Korea announced that Kim Jong Un’s uncle, the powerful guiding-hand regent, had been excommunicated from the leadership. Four days later, after a special military tribunal found him guilty of treason, Jang Song Taek was executed.... Read more»

In big win for defense industry, Obama rolls back export limits

The United States is loosening controls over military exports, in a shift that former U.S. officials and human rights advocates say could increase the flow of American-made military parts to the world’s conflicts and make it harder to enforce arms sanctions.... Read more»

Target malfunctions imperil U.S. missile defense effort

The Pentagon is repeatedly taking risks by using old or untested missile parts, and paying hundreds of millions of dollars in extra costs... Read more»

North Korea fires 6th short-range missile in 3 days

North Korea fired more short-range missiles away from South Korea and into the East Sea on Monday, its third successive day of missile tests.... Read more»

North Korea opens window into possibility of talks with U.S.

North Korea said it was open to dialog with the US but that it would not return to the "humiliating negotiating table" until it has boosted its nuclear arsenal enough to fend off an American attack, the state news agency reported. ... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Former Army chief weighs in on Korean crisis

The Monday Political Face-Off featured commentators Bruce Ash and Paul Eckerstrom. Also, General John A. Wickham, Jr., former U.S. Army chief of staff and commander of all U.S. and UN forces in Korea, discussed the dangerous situation on the Korean peninsula.... Read more»

All quiet on the northern front

Over the years, plenty of Koreans have explained how they feel when the North drums up the militant rhetoric. It's just a part of life, they usually say, and not as big of a deal here as it is in the American press.... Read more»

Analysis

North Korea: Is there reason to hope?

Externally, it’s clear enough that Kim Jong Un intends this season’s extreme saber-rattling performance to establish North Korea as a recognized nuclear weapons and long-range missiles power, not to be messed with. Internally, it’s equally clear he wants his subjects to see him not as a 30-year-old kid who’s inheriting power from his dead daddy but as a clever and fearless general able to save them from the machinations of ferocious enemies.... Read more»

The high cost of rattling North Korea’s cage

The U.S. delivered a very expensive message last week in dispatching a couple of its $3 billion, B-2 stealth bombers from Missouri to drop dummy bombs during training exercises in South Korea. By some estimates the planes cost $135,000 per hour to fly — nearly double that of any other military aircraft. And their hefty price tag in today’s dollars makes them too expensive to put at serious risk in all but the direst circumstances.... Read more»

Comic: North Korea

Great days in naval history

Despite Dennis Rodman's best efforts, the situation in North Korea is still unstable ...... Read more»

North Korea launches missile in East Sea

North Korea fired off short-range missiles into the East Sea on Friday amid heightened tension following its February nuclear test, a military source in Seoul said.... Read more»

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