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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he departs on travel to Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas following back-to-back mass shootings in the cities, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 7, 2019.

Trump keeps threatening US enemies with destructive power greater than nuclear weapons — experts say that’s ‘crazy talk’

Nothing comes close to a thermonuclear weapon. Insider spoke to the US's leading arms control experts, who struggled to make sense of what Trump said.
President Donald Trump departs for travel to North Carolina from the White House in Washington.

Trump’s flip-flopping approach to Afghanistan has left him looking foolish and empowered the Taliban

President Ashraf Ghani's government is in a dire state ahead of Afghanistan's September elections, not least due to Trump.

Trump said he’s hitting Taliban ‘harder than they have ever been hit before’ hours after a rocket strike near the US embassy on 9/11...

Fighting is said to have picked up across Afghanistan in the aftermath of Trump's decision to end peace talks with the Taliban.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he supports President Donald Trump holding talks with Iran, but listed conditions for such discussions to move forward.

Pompeo just defeated Bolton in the war to be Trump’s top adviser on foreign policy

John Bolton's personality and hardline stances against US adversaries like Iran and the Taliban increasingly put him out of step with President Trump.
National Security Advisor John Bolton (R) listens to U.S. President Donald Trump talk to reporters during a meeting of his cabinet in the Cabinet Room at the White House February 12, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Trump fires national security adviser John Bolton, saying he ‘disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions’

President Donald Trump cited strong disagreements he had with the national security adviser John Bolton's suggestions in announcing his dismissal.
President Donald Trump announces opioid response grants to state governments in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 4, 2019.

Trump says he’s a dealmaker, but the derailed Taliban talks are just the latest major negotiation he’s bungled as president

Based on his track record as president, Trump seems to be more skilled at breaking deals than making them.
Trump announces opioid response grants

Veterans say it was a ‘horrible idea’ for Trump to invite the Taliban to Camp David days before 9/11

President Donald Trump called off secret talks at Camp David between himself and the Taliban. Just the plan made some veterans furious.
U.S. President Donald Trump attends a presentation ceremony of the Medal of Valor and heroic commendations to civilians and police officers who responded to mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 9, 2019

The GOP lawmakers disgusted by Trump’s invitation to the Taliban are the latest sign his foreign policy is in shambles

The Taliban invitation and subsequent backlash adds to an expanding list of foreign policy controversies and failures for Trump ahead of 2020.
A US soldier in Afghanistan.

Trump reportedly wanted to show off his negotiation skills by inviting the Taliban to Camp David

The planned trip was reportedly embraced by President Donald Trump, but some National Security Council officials weren't privy to the developments.
U.S. President Trump.

Trump and the Taliban are telling wildly different stories about why he canceled a planned meeting at Camp David days before the 9/11 anniversary

The Taliban reportedly believed the US was trying to trick it into "political suicide" and disagreed with the terms of a potential peace deal.