Tag: National Security Council

Trump Officials Reconsider Prosecuting ISIS ‘Beatles’ Without Death Penalty

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is trying again to find a way to resolve the cases of two British Islamic State detainees who are notorious for their roles in the torture and killing of Western hostages, and who have been held in indefinite wartime detention by the American military in Iraq since October, according to […]

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Trump Administration Plans to Bypass Arms Control Pact to Sell Large Armed Drones

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration plans to announce on Friday that it will allow the sale of armed drones to other nations and bypass part of an international weapons export control agreement that the United States helped forge more than three decades ago, congressional aides said. Administration officials have been debating for years over how […]

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When China Met Iran

Leaked news this month that China and Iran had come to the verge of signing a 25-year trade and military partnership agreement struck like a geopolitical storm in Washington — a rising rival of America and a longtime foe joining forces to threaten the United States’s predominant position in the Middle East. The agreement ambitiously […]

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