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White House Wars and Military Conflicts


  • Why China's spat with neighbors won't hurt trade Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:25 PM ET

    Despite simmering tensions between China and Southeast Asia, trade between them has surged in recent years and the ties will only deepen, HSBC said.

  • Dutch PM halts MH17 victim search on Ukraine tension Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 2:51 PM ET
    Australian Federal Police officers and their Dutch counterparts collect human remains and personal belongings from the MH17 Malaysian Airlines crash site in the fields outside the village of Grabovka, Eastern Ukraine, August 2, 2014.

    The Netherlands' prime minister has called a halt to the search for remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster in Ukraine.

  • Russia’s August curse may strike again Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 9:47 AM ET

    August is the month when, many Russians believe, things often go wrong for the country, could this August be about to repeat the pattern?

  • Gaza ceasefire holding on second day Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 4:51 AM ET
    A mosque is destroyed in Gaza city during the attack of Israel's warcraft on 23 July, 2014

    A Gaza ceasefire hes held and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry linked a lifting of blockades of the devastated enclave to Hamas giving up its rocket arsenal.

  • Is Ukraine on the brink of a Russian invasion? Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:33 PM ET
    Is Ukraine on the brink of a Russian invasion?

    Adrian Di Pasquale, Political Analyst at Internuntia Group, says Ukrainian forces are steadily regaining control and that's making Russia nervous.

  • Why Russia will not invade Ukraine Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 7:19 PM ET
    Is a Russian invasion of Ukraine in the pipeline?

    Christian Whiton, Principal at DC International Advisory, says the military buildup near Ukraine is just a "distraction" and insist that further Russian aggression is unlikely.

  • Israel-Hamas cease-fire in effect Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 8:01 AM ET
    Israel-Hamas cease-fire in effect

    NBC's Jim Maceda reports on the efforts to end the fighting in Gaza and set the stage for talks in Egypt to reach a broader deal on a sustainable truce.

  • Israel, Gaza: 'Not out of the woods yet' Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 4:38 AM ET
    Israel, Gaza: 'Not out of the woods yet'

    Nicholas Casey, reporter at the Wall Street Journal, says the truce between Gaza and Israel - which started this morning - seems to be holding up for now as pressure is mounting on both sides.

  • Israelis, Palestinians enter 72-hour Gaza truce Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 3:11 AM ET
    Israeli soldiers prepare their Tanks in a deployment area on July 24, 2014 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip.

    Israel and Hamas-led Palestinian guerrillas entered a 72-hour truce on Tuesday mediated by Egypt.

  • Buildup makes Russian battle-ready for Ukraine Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 11:40 PM ET
    Soldiers guard the Crimean parliament in Simferopol next to a sign that reads: "Crimea Russia."

    Russia has roughly doubled the number of its battalions near the Ukrainian border and could respond by launching a cross-border incursion.

  • Israel bus attacked by bulldozer: Report Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    Israel bus attacked by bulldozer: Report

    NBC's Jim Maceda reports the latest events from the conflict in Gaza, including an attack by a bulldozer on an Israeli bus.

  • Geopolitical tensions grow Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 6:23 AM ET
    Geopolitical tensions grow

    David Phillips, Columbia University, discusses the heightening conflict between Israel and Gaza, and explains the root cause of the trouble in Ukraine. The whole crisis in Ukraine was planned and fermented by Russia, says Phillips.

  • Why the new Gaza truce looks fragile Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 7:45 PM ET
    An Israeli army Merkava tank rolls along the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on July 28, 2014.

    The odds are high that the humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza will once again fall apart, says Thane Rosenbaum, Senior Fellow, New York University School of Law.

  • Who's really responsible for the Gaza conflict? Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 6:34 PM ET
    Who's responsible for the casualties in Gaza?

    Peter Berkowitz, Senior Fellow at Hoover Institution, Stanford University, explains why Hamas should bear the responsibility for the destruction in Gaza.

  • Islamic State seizes Iraq's biggest dam, oilfield Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 10:39 AM ET
    Helicopter flying over the Mosul Dam in Iraq.

    Islamic State fighters seized control of Iraq's biggest dam, an oilfield and three more towns on Sunday.

  • Ten dead in Gaza school as Israel renews shelling Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 6:22 AM ET

    An Israeli air strike killed at least 10 people and wounded about 30 others on Sunday in a U.N.-run school in the southern Gaza Strip, witnesses said.

  • Israeli soldier feared abducted by Hamas is killed Saturday, 2 Aug 2014 | 9:01 PM ET
    Israeli soldiers prepare their Tanks in a deployment area on July 24, 2014 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip.

    The missing Israeli officer thought to have been abducted by Hamas was killed in action, Israel said Saturday.

  • Israeli soldier kidnapped by Hamas militants Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 10:37 AM ET
    Israeli soldier kidnapped by Hamas militants

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports fighting in Gaza has intensified as Israel has launched an operation to rescue a captured soldier taken by Hams militants.

  • A mosque is destroyed in Gaza city during the attack of Israel's warcraft on 23 July, 2014

    A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce.

  • EU adopts toughest Russian sanctions yet Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 11:39 AM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a government meeting on the Russian economy, in Moscow.

    The EU formally adopted sanctions on Thursday curbing arms sales to Russia and cutting off financing for targeted banks.