International Security

Mahan Air airplane taking off (© Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters)

U.S., German sanctions ratchet up pressure on Iran’s Mahan Air

The U.S. ambassador to Germany applauded that country's decision to bar Iran's Mahan Air, citing its role in transporting fighters and weapons.
Missile displayed at ceremony (© Raheb Homavandi/Reuters)

European nations take action against Iran’s regime

In the months since the United States reimposed sanctions on Iran, more European nations are taking action against the full range of Iranian threats.
Mike Pompeo talking with Sultan Qaboos (© Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AP Images)

Secretary Pompeo in the Middle East

Secretary of State is on a nine-nation Middle East trip, assuring allies of the U.S. commitment to stopping terrorism and countering Iran.
Missile flying into air over mountains (© AP Images)

Iran’s space launch defies U.N. resolution against missile technology

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Iran not to launch space vehicles using ballistic-missile technology in defiance of a U.N. Security Council ban.
Mike Pompeo speaking at lectern (© Amr Nabil/AP Images)

U.S. is ‘a force for good in the Middle East,’ Pompeo...

In a major address in Cairo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterated the U.S. commitment to keep working with Middle East allies to eradicate ISIS and counter Iran.
Military man being raised into a flying helicopter (Staff Sergeant Jack Sanders/U.S. Air Force)

U.S. and Philippine militaries stand shoulder to shoulder

The U.S. and the Philippines' defense treaty dates back to 1951. Their militaries train together and the countries work closely together to fight terrorism.
Man speaking at lectern, in front of missile (Lisa Ferdinando/Defense Dept.)video

Stark evidence of Iranian missile threat [video]

American officials put on display recovered Iranian-made missiles as evidence of the escalating threat posed by Tehran's deadly arsenal.
Snowy night scene on deck of aircraft carrier (U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Erika Kugler)

Military snapshots

Check out our regular feature presenting examples of the incredible photography coming out of the U.S. armed forces and their global missions.
Many people in a crowd (© Jae C. Hong/AP Images)

The U.S. response to the global compact on migration

The United States and other countries as diverse as Australia and Hungary are opposing a U.N. proposal on migration. Read why the U.S. acted this way.