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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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Pentagon's Mattis again seeks to reassure U.S. allies

WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Jim Mattis travels to the Middle East and eastern Europe next week to play the increasingly familiar role of reassuring allies that the United States is committed to them despite mixed messages from President Donald Trump.

18 Aug 2017

U.S. Navy, citing poor seamanship, removes commanders of warship in deadly crash

WASHINGTON/TOKYO The U.S. Navy has removed the two senior officers and the senior enlisted sailor on a U.S. warship that almost sank off the coast of Japan in June after it was struck by a Philippine container ship, the Navy said on Friday.

17 Aug 2017

Trump mulling lifting status of Cyber Command - sources

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is close to making a decision to elevate the status of the Pentagon's Cyber Command, signaling more emphasis on developing cyber weapons to deter attacks, punish intruders and tackle adversaries, current and former officials told Reuters on Thursday.

15 Aug 2017

Atempause im Streit zwischen Nordkorea und USA

Seoul/Washington Der nordkoreanische Machthaber Kim Jong Un sendet im Konflikt mit den USA ein Entspannungssignal.

15 Aug 2017

Nordkorea wartet noch mit Entscheidung über Raketenstart

Seoul/Washington Nordkoreas Machthaber Kim Jong Un hat die Pläne seines Militärs über einen Start von Raketen in Richtung der US-Pazifikinsel Guam erhalten, wartet aber noch mit einer Entscheidung darüber.

11 Aug 2017

U.S. destroyer challenges China's claims in South China Sea

WASHINGTON A U.S. Navy destroyer carried out a "freedom of navigation operation" on Thursday, coming within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, U.S. officials told Reuters.

06 Aug 2017

In Afghan review, Trump's frustration carries echoes of Obama years

WASHINGTON Since taking office, U.S. President Donald Trump has shown an affinity, and perhaps even a deference, to the generals he has surrounded himself with in his Cabinet and at the White House, save one exception: the war in Afghanistan.

01 Aug 2017

North Korea can hit most of United States - U.S. officials

WASHINGTON North Korea's latest test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) has shown that Pyongyang now may be able to reach most of the continental United States, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday.

30 Jul 2017

North Korea claims all of U.S. in strike range as Trump says China has done "nothing"

SEOUL/WASHINGTON North Korea said on Saturday it had conducted another successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that proved its ability to strike America's mainland, drawing a sharp warning from U.S. President Donald Trump and a rebuke from China. | Video

28 Jul 2017

Trump ban on transgender service members alarms some military officers

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's sudden decision to ban transgender personnel from serving in the military has alarmed some senior military officers who were caught off guard by it. | Video


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