National security advisor John Bolton unveiled the administrations' refocused African strategy, which will take effect immediately, Thursday at the Heritage Foundation.
Between 2013 and 2017, the Middle East accounted for 49 percent of U.S. arms exports, according to a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Saudi Arabia is America's No. 1 overall weapons buyer.
The Pentagon knocked the recent Russian deployment of warplanes to Venezuela amid the oil-rich nation's economic crisis.
The REDUCE Government Waste Act aims to "eliminate some of the most bizarre examples of wasteful spending" like robots that can serve beers or concoct drinks.
In April, the Pentagon stopped selling mobile phones and modems made by Huawei and ZTE at stores on military bases around the world due to potential security risks.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he will develop ground-launched nuclear missiles if the U.S. withdraws from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, or INF, treaty.
Putin's response comes a day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Russia to stop violating the INF treaty and come into compliance within 60 days.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis extended active-duty troops until Jan. 31, in order to help "harden" the border in response to a caravan of migrants from Central America.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Tuesday that the United States is prepared to withdraw from a crucial weapons treaty signed by the world's two greatest nuclear powers.
Defense Secretary James Mattis stressed on Monday that this wouldn't be the first time India has purchased weapons from the Kremlin.