Over a decade after he left the Bush administration as the Defense Department’s number-two official, Paul Wolfowitz has mostly avoided the limelight. Rather than sign #NeverTrump letters or spout off every week on cable television, he’s tended to quietly influence the foreign-policy debate from his perch as a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute—a think tank full of former Bush officials, which often served as a loyal opposition to the Obama administration.
NATO ally Turkey is in the midst of finalizing a deal with Russia to purchase the S-400 air defense system as tensions between the alliance and the Kremlin are reaching a fever pitch.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are expected to discuss the S-400 contract during a visit to Sochi, Russia, on May 3, according to Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe personally thanked President Donald Trump for his role in bringing down the cost of the F-35 fighter jet, Trump told the Associated Press in an interview Friday.
Trump pointed to the F-35 cost reduction as one of the successes of his first 100 days in office, touting the money he saved taxpayers and how much other countries will benefit from the decreased cost of production.