US national security

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The Good American review: Bob Gersony and a better foreign policy
Robert D Kaplan’s outstanding book makes a strong case for US engagement based on human rights and helping refugees

John S Gardner

13, Feb, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Biden will appeal for unity as US braces for violence by Trump supporters
America on edge as troops guard capitols and president-elect prepares executive orders to reverse Trump on climate, Iran, Covid and more

Richard Luscombe, with Julian Borger and Lois Beckett in Washington

17, Jan, 2021 @11:34 PM

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Joe Biden executive orders will reverse Trump on climate, Iran, Covid and more
Incoming chief of staff trails flurry of action in first days, meant to undo damage at home and abroad

Martin Pengelly in New York

17, Jan, 2021 @2:32 PM

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Acting US defense secretary Christopher Miller says he 'can't wait' to leave his job
Miller, a Trump appointee, has come under pressure over the Pentagon’s response to the attack on the US Capitol

Martin Pengelly in New York

16, Jan, 2021 @3:32 PM

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After 50 years, the Pentagon Papers give up their final secrets
Journalist behind scoop reveals how he tricked whistleblower to get copies of explosive Vietnam war reports

Edward Helmore

10, Jan, 2021 @7:30 AM

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US education secretary Betsy DeVos resigns, blaming Trump 'rhetoric' for violence
Transportation secretary Elaine Chao, deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger and former chief of staff Mick Mulvaney also quit

Peter Beaumont, Joanna Walters and agency

08, Jan, 2021 @4:26 AM

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Biden accuses Trump administration of obstructing his national security team
President-elect says his advisers encountered roadblocks from the defence department and the office of management and budget

David Smith in Washington

28, Dec, 2020 @11:36 PM

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Trump vetoes huge US defense spending bill but Congress set to override
President blocks $740bn bill in part over renaming US bases but advisers expect Congress to pass it anyway

Guardian staff and agencies

23, Dec, 2020 @9:00 PM

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Guardians of the galaxy: Mike Pence names members of new US space force
Vice-president’s announcement marks first birthday of signature Trump program but social media mockery follows

Martin Pengelly in New York

19, Dec, 2020 @2:29 PM

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Fears of foreign policy chaos in Trump's final days fueled by Iran bombing report
The outgoing president reportedly asked for options on bombing Iran as administration eyes last chance to achieve objectives

Julian Borger in Washington

17, Nov, 2020 @8:23 PM

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Trump withdrawal plan could tip Afghanistan towards more violence
Attacks up since September amid fears Taliban biding their time until US forces leave

Emma Graham-Harrison

17, Nov, 2020 @4:33 PM

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If Biden wins what would the first 100 days of his presidency look like?
If he wins the election, the Democrat will have to urgently tackle the coronavirus pandemic as well as rebuild global relationships

Daniel Strauss and Julian Borger in Washington

28, Oct, 2020 @8:27 AM

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