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A US Army sergeant salutes as a World War II veteran is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

UN chief calls for immediate ‘global ceasefire’ to fight coronavirus, calls pandemic the ‘common enemy’

"Pull back from hostilities. Put aside mistrust and animosity. Silence the guns, stop the artillery, end the airstrikes," the United Nations said.

Defense stocks tear higher following Iran’s missile strikes on bases housing US troops

Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin both traded as much as 1.2% higher. Defense stocks often rise following major conflict escalations.
If the US used a nuclear weapon, it would end 75 years of nonuse.

Trump’s unpredictability is making nuclear-nonproliferation advocates nervous as the US takes an aggressive posture against Iran

No one has used nuclear weapons in combat since 1945. But Trump's bellicose posture and killing of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani may end that.
President Donald Trump at the end of his rally with supporters in Manchester, New Hampshire, on August 15.

‘You’re not a dictator’: House committee jabs back at Trump after he said he could strike Iran without notifying Congress

President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday that his posts were notice of attack and warned that the US might strike Iran "in a disproportionate manner."

Trump is not a fan of civil liberties, and Americans are more willing to give up their rights when they’re scared. Here’s why there’...

With fears of war with Iran on the rise and a president hostile to civil liberties, a terrified public could willfully give up their own rights.

Republicans have wanted the US to go to war with Iran for years despite Trump’s claims to the contrary

Hawks in Washington, particularly on the right, have long pushed for more hostile US action against Iran, including war with the Middle Eastern power.

PM Mahathir denies talk of new Islamic bloc at Malaysian summit, which Saudi Arabia did not attend

"We are not discriminating or isolating anyone," Mahathir said.
A B-52 bomber drops cluster bombs over Afghanistan during the US invasion on October 7, 2001.

The Afghanistan war has lasted for 18 years. Here’s 1 image from every year of America’s longest war.

On October 7, the US entered its 19th year of war. The US may be close to exiting its forever war, but Afghanistan is no closer to stability.

The Saudis say Iran was behind the strikes on its major oil sites, but the last thing they want is war

Saudi Arabia has said the attacks on its oil sites were "unquestionably sponsored by Iran," but the country appears hesitant to escalate tensions.

Roughly 40% of veterans do not trust Trump to make wise decisions about war and nuclear weapons

Veterans have a more favorable view of Trump than the general public, but many of them don't trust him to make wise decisions on military force.