Leigh Hartman

Stephen Biegun and Mike Pompeo standing in room with flags (State Dept.)

The special representative for North Korea’s first mission

As the U.S. special representative for North Korea, Stephen Biegun will lead negotiations and spearhead diplomatic efforts with U.S. allies and partners.
Mattis, Pompeo, Swaraj and Sitharaman standing in front of flags (© Manish Swarup/AP Images)

Pompeo in India: ‘Our partnership has been steadily growing’

Learn more about the historic September 6 meeting among top diplomatic and military officials from the U.S. and India in New Delhi.
Military ships sailing in formation (DOD/U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Leon Wong)

U.S. and India: Steadfast partners

India holds more military exercises with the U.S. than any other partner. Improving this close military relationship will be on the agenda when ministers from both countries meet in New Delhi.
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New biometric technology helps keep borders safe

New facial-comparison technology helps catch impostors trying to sneak into the United States using other people's documents.
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Meet the woman behind this spaceship

The American-made Dream Chaser spaceship will one day take astronauts and supplies into space. The woman leading that effort came to the U.S. from Turkey.
F-35 airplane flying through clouds (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. John R. Nimmo, Sr.)

The F-35: An American game changer

The technology, skills and expertise behind America's most advanced fighter jet, the F-35, come not just from the U.S., but from partners across the globe.
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For small farmers in East Africa, a new tool for getting...

A new digital platform called 2KUZE is set to revolutionize how farmers get their goods to market in East Africa and make more money for them.
Navy crew members standing at attention aboard an aircraft carrier (© Rob Ostermaier/Newport News Daily Press/TNS/Getty Images)

The USS Ford: First of a new generation of American aircraft...

President Trump has commissioned the USS Gerald R. Ford, America's newest aircraft carrier. The USS Ford is the most advanced carrier in the world.
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Top U.S. food prize highlights American diversity

Meet some of the 2017 winners of the coveted James Beard Awards and learn about the food cultures from around the world that influenced the chefs.