At least 41 people are dead after Palestinian protestors rushed the border fence between Gaza and Israel on May 14 ahead of the opening ceremony for the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, the New York Times reports. More than 1,000 Palestinians were also injured.
Tenessee Republican lawmaker and Iraq war veteran Mark E. Green withdrew his name from consideration to serve as President Donald Trump's Secretary of the Army on Friday, citing “false and misleading attacks against him” in a statement.
The Trump administration and the Iraqi government are in negotiations to keep U.S. troops in Iraq following the conclusion of the multinational campaign against ISIS, officials from both governments told the Associated Press on Thursday.
Sebastian Gorka, the controversial Hungarian-American Trump administration counterterrorism adviser with a resume that’s light on experience, is “a formal member of a Hungarian far-right group” that collaborated with the Nazis in World War II, the group’s leadership has told the New York-based Forward newspaper. If true, the allegations could put Gorka — a staunch defender of the White House’s hardline on immigration — in hot water regarding his own immigration status.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Mallory S. VanderSchans
The former commander of U.S. Southern Command, retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, has been selected to serve as the secretary of Homeland Security in the incoming Trump administration, according to CBS News. Now, no fewer than three current or former Marine four-star generals promise to be key members of Trump’s initial foreign policy team.