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U.S. ends refueling support in Yemen war as pressure builds on Saudi Arabia

Nov 10 2018

WASHINGTON/CAIRO Saudi Arabia and the United States have agreed to end U.S. refueling of aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition battling Houthi insurgents in Yemen, halting a divisive aspect of U.S. support to a war that has pushed Yemen to the brink of famine. | Video

U.S. ends refuelling support in Yemen war as pressure builds on Saudi Arabia

Nov 10 2018

* Lawmakers threatened action in Congress next week on refuelling

U.S. halting refueling of Saudi-led coalition aircraft in Yemen's war

Nov 09 2018

WASHINGTON The United States is halting refueling of aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition engaged in Yemen, the United States and Saudi Arabia said on Friday, ending one of the most divisive aspects of U.S. assistance to the Saudi war effort.

RPT-INSIGHT-How Mattis is trying to keep U.S.-China tensions from boiling over

Nov 09 2018

WASHINGTON, Nov 9 When the United States imposed sanctions on China's military this fall, China retaliated by canceling Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' plans to meet his counterpart in Beijing. But just days later, a Chinese general visited the Pentagon with a reassuring message: Beijing valued the importance of military ties between the two countries.

How Mattis is trying to keep U.S.-China tensions from boiling over

Nov 09 2018

WASHINGTON When the United States imposed sanctions on China's military this fall, China retaliated by canceling Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' plans to meet his counterpart in Beijing. But just days later, a Chinese general visited the Pentagon with a reassuring message: Beijing valued the importance of military ties between the two countries.

Exclusive: Pentagon balked at U.S. border troops building detention facilities - officials

Nov 07 2018

WASHINGTON The Trump administration discussed using the U.S. military to build facilities to house detained migrants as part of its new mission on the Mexican border but the idea was dropped after the Pentagon expressed doubts about it, U.S. officials said.

U.S.-North Korea talks could affect U.S. military posture in Korea: Dunford

Nov 06 2018

WASHINGTON The top U.S. military officer said on Monday that the United States would have to start making changes to its military posture on the Korean peninsula over time if talks with North Korea advance.

U.S. general says troop numbers at Mexican border to rise further

Oct 30 2018

WASHINGTON The top U.S. general overseeing a deployment of more than 5,200 troops to the border with Mexico said on Tuesday that troop levels would rise further, but declined to say how high or estimate what the operation will cost.

Trump sends 5,200 troops to Mexico border as caravan advances

Oct 30 2018

WASHINGTON The United States said on Monday it will send over 5,200 troops to help secure the border with Mexico, a far larger-than-expected deployment as President Donald Trump hardens his stance on immigration ahead of Nov. 6 mid-term elections. | Video

Mattis approves U.S. troops at border with Mexico

Oct 26 2018

WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has authorized the use of troops and other military resources at the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. officials said on Friday, bolstering President Donald Trump's battle against migrants trekking toward the United States. | Video

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