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Russian invaders 'frustrated' by stiff Ukraine resistance: Pentagon
by Paul Handley - February 27, 2022 - 8:53am
The Pentagon believes the Russian invasion, utilizing a force of more than 150,000 troops, heavy armor, and missile and air barrages, has not progressed nearly as fast as hoped since it began just before dawn on...
Biden sees chance for Ukraine diplomacy, keeps pressure on Moscow
by Paul Handley - February 16, 2022 - 8:56am
"Analysts indicate that they remain very much in a threatening position," Biden said in an address on the crisis.
US deploys 3,000 troops in Ukraine standoff
by Paul Handley - February 3, 2022 - 8:39am
"As long as (President Vladimir Putin) is acting aggressively, we are going to make sure we reassure our NATO allies in eastern Europe that we're there," President Joe Biden said after the deployments were anno...
January 6 probe, new books lift lid on Trump's final days in office
by Paul Handley - December 13, 2021 - 10:38am
Trump's pushback against Biden's election victory was not just an extended fit of pique, but rather a serious effort to retain power, which the Republican mounted for weeks.
China expanding its nuclear arsenal faster than anticipated: Pentagon
by Paul Handley - November 4, 2021 - 8:05am
China could have 700 deliverable nuclear warheads by 2027, and could top 1,000 by 2030 — an arsenal two-and-a-half times the size of what the Pentagon predicted only a year ago, according to the report.
Dubious of Trump's sanity, US general secretly called China: book
by Paul Handley - September 15, 2021 - 8:06am
Joint Chiefs Chair General Mark Milley ordered aides to not act immediately on any move by Trump to use US nuclear forces, and he called a Chinese general to reassure Beijing, presidential chronicler Bob Woodward...
US ramps up Kabul evacuation efforts as August 31 deadline looms
by Paul Handley - August 24, 2021 - 7:49am
The number of people relocated from Afghanistan since July on US flights hit 53,000, with 48,000 of those since the intense airlift operations started on August 14 as the Taliban moved into Kabul.
US steps up evacuation from Kabul; says Taliban pledge 'safe passage'
by Paul Handley - August 18, 2021 - 7:18am
Washington wants to complete the exodus before its August 31 withdrawal deadline, and thousands of US soldiers were at the airport as the Pentagon planned to ramp up flights of its huge C-17 transport jets to as...
Biden offers safe haven to Hong Kongers in US
by Paul Handley - August 6, 2021 - 10:45am
Biden said the move recognizes "the significant erosion" of rights and freedoms in Hong Kong by the Chinese government.
Mexican child, 9, dies trying to enter US — border patrol
by Paul Handley - March 27, 2021 - 9:47am
A nine-year-old Mexican child died while trying to cross the Rio Grande into the United States, the Border Patrol said Friday amid a surge in migrants seeking to enter the country.
North Korea tested missiles in first challenge to Biden administration: US official
by Paul Handley - March 24, 2021 - 7:40am
Two missiles were fired on Sunday, they confirmed, echoing Pyongyang's past practices for provoking and testing both Washington and Seoul.
Biden plans immediate orders on immigration, COVID-19, environment
by Paul Handley - January 20, 2021 - 6:26pm
Biden will sign 17 orders and actions just hours after being sworn in as US leader to break from policies of departing President Donald Trump and set new paths on immigration, the environment, fighting COVID-19 and...
US struggles to confront far right threat
by Paul Handley - January 13, 2021 - 9:57am
The violent assault on the US Capitol by supporters of President Donald Trump underscored how unready the United States is to confront its growing right-wing extremist threat, despite years of warnings.
US attorney general says no evidence of decisive election fraud
by Paul Handley - December 2, 2020 - 9:41am
The US attorney general rejected Republican claims of significant voter fraud in the presidential election on Tuesday, adding to the pressure on President Donald Trump to give up his quixotic effort to overturn Joe...
US blacklists Chinese individuals, firms for South China Sea work
by Paul Handley - August 27, 2020 - 8:54am
The US Commerce Department said the companies "enabled China to construct and militarize disputed outposts in the South China Sea."
Push for COVID-19 vaccine as Trump disinfectant theory sparks uproar
by Paul Handley - April 25, 2020 - 9:34am
The United Nations on Friday launched a global push for a coronavirus vaccine as President Donald Trump triggered an uproar by suggesting patients be treated with disinfectant and the US death toll passed 50,00...
Global virus deaths hit 150,000 as Trump says China hiding toll
by Paul Handley - April 18, 2020 - 10:14am
World coronavirus deaths passed 150,000 Friday as US President Donald Trump accused China of continuing to cover up its toll, even after Beijing revised figures sharply upward for Wuhan, the original epicenter of...
US Navy captain says carrier faces dire coronavirus threat
by Paul Handley - April 1, 2020 - 8:15am
Captain Brett Crozier wrote in a four-page letter that they had not been able to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus through the 4,000 crewmembers, describing a dire situation aboard the vessel now docked...
In political triumph, Trump acquitted of all impeachment charges
by Paul Handley - February 6, 2020 - 9:19am
US President Donald Trump drew on staunch Republican support to defeat the gravest threat yet to his three-year-old presidency on Wednesday, winning acquittal in the Senate on impeachment charges of abuse of power...
Trump impeachment articles delivered to Senate
by Paul Handley - January 16, 2020 - 8:11am
Articles of impeachment charging President Donald Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress were delivered to the Senate Wednesday, setting in motion a historic trial that threatens the US leader with...
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