This picture taken on April 21, 2017 shows an aerial view of reefs in the disputed Spratly islands / Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz Follow @BillGertz May 26, 2017 4:58 amA Navy warship maneuvered within close range of a militarized Chinese-claimed reef in the South China Sea this week in the first freedom of navigation operation under President Trump. The USS Dewey, a guided-missile destroyer, sailed within 12 miles of the disputed Mischief Reef on Wednesday, defense officials said. It was the...
Damn these jihadist murderers of children. And damn the politicians who have, in many cases, helped make these murders possible but who are quick, this time and every time, to serve up empty declarations of "solidarity" even as the bodies of innocents are still being counted. London mayor Sadiq Khan who recently dismissed terrorist attacks as "part and parcel of living in a big city": "London stands with Manchester."
John Rood, a veteran national security policymaker, has emerged as the leading candidate of Defense Secretary James Mattis to be the next undersecretary of defense for policy, the key policymaking post at the Pentagon, according to U.S. defense officials.Mr.