Shanahan’s anticipated nomination for secretary of defense is a win for John Bolton

Nearly five months after appointing a former Boeing executive as interim Secretary of Defense, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday announced the president’s intention to nominate Patrick Shanahan permanently to the position. In the tweet announcing the decision, Sanders said President Donald Trump’s decision was based on Shanahan’s leadership qualities and his […]

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One year after US withdrawal from nuclear deal, Iran tests the deal’s limits of interpretation

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday announced that the country would halt its compliance of certain clauses of the landmark nuclear agreement — ones subject to interpretation — exactly one year after the United States withdrew from the agreement. Rouhani said the country would stop selling excess stockpiles of enriched uranium and heavy water from […]

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