Mike Pompeo has warned that any attack by Tehran or its proxies resulting in a single American casualty will generate a counterattack, U.S. officials said. The departure of acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan could further sideline the Pentagon, which has sought to reduce the potential for hostilities.
The defense secretary nominee withdrew from consideration after an unusually lengthy FBI background check delayed his nomination.
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Next week the administration will hold an event aimed wooing West Bank development projects, but the Palestinian political and business communities have rejected it outright.
The nation's first democratically elected president, who died this week inside a Cairo courtroom, had been denied adequate medical care while held for years in solitary confinement, rights groups say.
The planes will include one of the jetliners used as Air Force One. The flyover reflects his interest in replicating a celebration he observed in France in 2017 and his desire to throw an extravagant patriotic event, three people briefed on the plans say.
The comments by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) came as the Democratic-controlled House is moving forward with plans to hold a hearing — and perhaps a floor vote — on D.C. statehood for the first time in decades.
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