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President Donald Trump listens as his National Security Adviser John Bolton speaks during a presidential memorandum signing for the "Women's Global Development and Prosperity" initiative in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 7, 2019.

The White House burns the intelligence community again with a threatening message to Iran

National security adviser John Bolton has long advocated bombing Iran, and he delivered another address on Monday warning the country's regime.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks to soldiers at a military exercise in Maracaibo, February 6, 2019.

Venezuela’s ‘king-maker’ is fraying, and nobody knows what comes next

The institution keeping President Nicolas Maduro in power is straining under foreign and domestic pressure, but whether or how it breaks is unknown.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro with senior military commanders during a military exercise in Puerto Cabello on Sunday.

John Bolton says Venezuela’s Maduro could end up in a ‘beach area like Guantánamo’

The US has ratcheted up the pressure on Nicolás Maduro recently, and its national security adviser seems to be hinting at more severe consequences.

A show of support? White House map of China that omitted Taiwan catches the eye of island’s internet

Sarcastic internet users ask if mainland social media users are going to start a campaign to boycott the White House
National Security Advisor John Bolton attends a briefing at the White House, on August 2, 2018 in Washington, DC. The administration's top security officials briefed the media on election interference.

The White House’s map showing Taiwan and China as separate countries rattled some nerves from behind China’s Great Firewall

A White House map displaying Taiwan as separate from China is likely to draw anger from China just as it has excited support from Taipei.
Then-Assistant Secretary of State Elliot Abrams being sworn in at Iran-Contra hearings.

Trump’s man to handle Venezuela crisis was convicted in Iran-Contra affair and fought to cover-up worst massacre in recent Latin American histor...

Abrams has a long, controversial history as a foreign policy adviser in Washington, including being convicted over his role in the Iran-Contra affair.
Sailors aboard the US Navy destroyer Michael Monsoor while leaving Cartagena, Colombia, on November 27.

Bolton’s not-so-subtle note about sending 5,000 US troops to Colombia may have just been a bluff to spook Venezuela’s embattled Maduro

John Bolton and the Trump administration keep talking about military action against Venezuela, but the latest comments may be part of a larger ruse.
National Security Adviser John Bolton holds a pad of note paper with a note reading "5,000 troops to Colombia" as he waits to address reporters at the White House on January 28, 2019.

Bolton’s notepad reveals Trump is considering sending 5,000 troops to Colombia amid Venezuela crisis

The White House is seemingly open to sending up to 5,000 troops to Colombia as President Donald Trump squares off with Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro.
Former US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton shares a laugh with a Marine veterans in Hilton Head, South Carolina, January 13, 2012.

White House’s shock request for strike options on Iran suggests an extremely dangerous possibility

The Pentagon's shock after a failed mortar attack in Iraq likely came from an extreme request from Bolton: Airstrikes.

The Trump administration has been itching for a fight with Iran, but Mattis held it back. Now he’s gone.

Jim Mattis stopped the Trump administration from attacks on Iran. With him gone, the US may launch attacks on more countries.