U.S. and South Korea Near Completion of Missile-Defense System

North Korea’s nuclear detonation over the weekend spurred the deployment of the rest of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, which is designed to stop missiles from the North.

NEWS ANALYSIS: Trump Faces Deal-Making Challenges as Congress Returns

As lawmakers return to town, the president faces weeks of hard bargaining on the debt ceiling, his border wall, the tax code, Harvey relief and more.

Where There’s Smoke, There’s a Conspiracy Theory at a Russian Consulate

Just what the Russians had set afire at their consulate in San Francisco, a day after the State Department ordered it shuttered, remains a burning question.

Mattis Insists He and Trump Are on the Same Page on North Korea

Asked if he had considered resigning over policy differences with the president, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he was committed to serving as secretary of defense.