A high-level colonel in the Chinese military admits there's a possibility of a "miscalculation" in the South China Sea, but defended China's "need" to protect what Beijing deems as its territory.
President Donald Trump plans to nominate acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, a former Boeing executive, to formally take over the top spot at the Pentagon, the president's spokeswoman said Thursday.
"I can tell you that the president has a great deal of respect for acting Defense Secretary Shanahan, he likes him, and when the president is ready to make an announcement on that front, he certainly will," Sanders said.
The Trump White House can take comfort in the identity of the one recent predecessor with lower approval ratings before his third-year State of the Union. That was Ronald Reagan.
It comes days after a deal was struck to temporarily reopen the government. No press briefings were held during the record 35-day shutdown.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday announced it would permit the Trump administration to enforce a ban on a broad category of transgender troops from serving in the military.
The world's largest economy has traditionally chosen World Bank leaders.
According to a recent survey, a majority of Southeast Asian stakeholders believe U.S. engagement with the region has decreased — even after Washington unveiled a number of support measures.
John Bolton described the stipulation as President Donald Trump's position, responding to numerous questions over Washington's support for its Kurdish partners.
Democrats have so far refused to vote for any funding for Trump's wall, while the president has repeatedly demanded $5 billion.
The Pentagon's top spokeswoman — who was being probed for misconduct by the Defense Department — abruptly announced her resignation on Twitter on New Year's Eve.
Asked if President Donald Trump had agreed to any slowing down of the troop withdrawal, Senator Lindsey Graham said: "I think the president's very committed to making sure that when we leave Syria, that ISIS is completely defeated."
The administration, which has judged Trump's success in part on stock market performance, is "determined" to boost equities, the sources said.
This is the first time Trump has visited U.S. troops in a war zone since becoming president.
President Donald Trump tweeted that Saudi Arabia has agreed to put up the "necessary money" to help rebuild Syria. A Saudi embassy official in Washington said the kingdom has not made a major new financial pledge since August.
"To be allies is to fight shoulder to shoulder. It's the most important thing for a head of state," Macron said, referring to the local partners America will be leaving behind in Syria.
"You think they're going to trust us now? Not a chance," one expert warned.
The unprecedented nature of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' resignation letter to President Trump raises a host of disturbing questions.
CNBC's "Power Lunch" team is joined by Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif. to discuss tech regulation, the resignation of U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, and the looming government shutdown.
CNBC National Security reporter Amanda Macias joins "Power Lunch" to discuss outgoing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' tenure at the Pentagon.