NATO is crucial to American deterrence, which remains a vital guarantor of U.S. interests and the liberal world order.
National Security & Defense
The aid came after a week of controversy over President Trump's posture toward Russia, which has backed separatists fighting government troops in eastern Ukraine.
Minority Leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have both blasted the White House's proposal for a second meeting between the two presidents in Washington.
We are entering a very dangerous chapter in world history.
Putin reportedly proposed that Trump back a referendum on the future of eastern Ukraine, which has been at war since Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014.
Hostile states watched what Russia did in 2016 and are planning to emulate it in the 2018 midterms.
In remarks on the Senate floor, the Kentucky Republican chastised his colleagues for the eagerness to impose more sanctions on Russia.
White House Rejects Putin’s Offer to Allow Questioning of Russians in Exchange for Questioning of Americans
In a statement issued Thursday afternoon, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders called the offer “sincere” but said that the U.S. would decline it.
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have defeated a Democratic effort to compel the interpreter for Monday's Trump-Putin meeting to testify.
The idea that a former U.S. ambassador to Russia, Professor Michael McFaul, would submit to Russian questioning is absurd.