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‘Take Out’ Russian Missiles? U.S. Envoy’s Remark Spurs Anger, and Pullback

| Oct. 02, 2018

The United States ambassador to NATO nearly set off a diplomatic incident on Tuesday when she suggested that the United States might “take out” Russian missiles that it views in violation of a longstanding arms control treaty.

Before the end of the day she was forced to issue a statement saying she did not mean to suggest that Washington was considering a pre-emptive strike against Russian missile sites.

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island, in Singapore, on June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File

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Once ‘No Longer a Nuclear Threat,’ North Korea Now in Standoff With U.S.

| Aug. 10, 2018

Two months after President Trump declared his summit meeting in Singapore with Kim Jong-un a complete success, North Korea has not yet even agreed to provide that list during private exchanges with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, according to American and South Korean officials familiar with the talks.

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands at the conclusion of their meetings at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island June 12, 2018 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool

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For All His Deals, Trump Has Never Faced an Adversary Like Kim Jong-un

| June 11, 2018

President Trump has imagined himself at the center of high-stakes nuclear negotiations since at least the mid-1980s, when he tried, unsuccessfully, to persuade the Reagan administration that it needed a New York real estate deal maker to lead arms-control talks with the Soviet Union.

Protesters stage a rally for peace on the Korea peninsular near U.S. Embassy in Seoul on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon

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Trump Grappling With Risks of Proceeding With North Korea Meeting

| May 20, 2018

President Trump, increasingly concerned that his summit meeting in Singapore next month with North Korea’s leader could turn into a political embarrassment, has begun pressing his aides and allies about whether he should take the risk of proceeding with a historic meeting that he had leapt into accepting, according to administration and foreign officials.

A portrait of U.S. President Donald Trump is set on fire by Iranian mourners during the state funeral of Mohsen Hojaji, a young Revolutionary Guard soldier beheaded by the Islamic State group in Syria, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi

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Trump to Force Congress to Act on Iran Nuclear Deal

| Oct. 05, 2017

President Trump is expected to overrule his top national security advisers and decline to certify the Iran nuclear agreement, according to people who have been briefed on the matter, a decision that would reopen a volatile political debate on Iran but is likely to leave in place the landmark deal negotiated by the Obama administration.

President Donald Trump shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany on Friday, July 7, 2017 (AP Photo/Evan Vucci).

AP Photo/Evan Vucci

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Putin’s Bet on a Trump Presidency Backfires Spectacularly

| July 30, 2017

A little more than a year after the Russian effort to interfere in the American presidential election came to light, the diplomatic fallout — an unraveling of the relationship between Moscow and Washington on a scale not seen in decades — is taking its toll.

Soldiers and residents watch fireworks in Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea, Thursday, July 6, 2017, as they celebrate the test launch of North Korea's first intercontinental ballistic missile two days earlier. The North's ICBM launch, its most successful missile test to date, has stoked security worries in Washington, Seoul and Tokyo as it showed the country could eventually perfect a reliable nuclear missile capable of reaching anywhere in the United States. Analysts say the "Hwasong 14" missil

AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin

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What Can Trump Do About North Korea? His Options Are Few and Risky

| July 04, 2017

"When President-elect Donald J. Trump said on Twitter in early January that a North Korean test of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States “won't happen!" there were two things he still did not fully appreciate: how close Kim Jong-un, the North’s leader, was to reaching that goal, and how limited any president’s options were to stop him."