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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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11 Jul 2018

Exclusive: After discouraging year, U.S. officials expect review of Afghan strategy

WASHINGTON The United States is preparing to undertake a review of its strategy in Afghanistan, U.S. officials told Reuters, a year after President Donald Trump begrudgingly agreed to extend America's involvement in the 17-year-old war. | Video

08 Jul 2018

U.S. warships pass through Taiwan Strait amid China tensions

WASHINGTON/TAIPEI Two U.S. warships passed through the Taiwan Strait on Saturday on a voyage that will likely be viewed in the self-ruled island as a sign of support by President Donald Trump amid heightened tension with China.

07 Jul 2018

Cost of one of those 'expensive' U.S.-South Korea military exercises? $14 million

WASHINGTON A joint military exercise between the United States and South Korea scrapped after President Donald Trump griped about "tremendously expensive" military drills would have cost around $14 million, U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday.

23 Jun 2018

Pentagon indefinitely suspends some training exercises with South Korea

WASHINGTON The United States and South Korea have agreed to indefinitely suspend two exchange program training exercises, the Pentagon said on Friday, in the aftermath of the summit earlier this month between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. | Video

23 Jun 2018

U.S. Navy drafts plans to house 25,000 immigrants at cost of $233 million

WASHINGTON The U.S. Navy is drafting plans to house up to 25,000 immigrants on its bases and other facilities, at an estimated cost of about $233 million over six months, as the Trump administration seeks to ease a mounting crisis on the Mexican border, a U.S. official said on Friday.

23 Jun 2018

U.S. Navy drafts plans to house 25,000 immigrants at cost of $233 million

WASHINGTON The U.S. Navy is drafting plans to house up to 25,000 immigrants on its bases and other facilities, at an estimated cost of about $233 million (175.56 million pounds) over six months, as the Trump administration seeks to ease a mounting crisis on the Mexican border, a U.S. official said on Friday.

22 Jun 2018

U.S. military may house immigrant children as Trump policy beset by confusion

WASHINGTON/MCALLEN, Texas The U.S. military has been asked to get ready to house up to 20,000 immigrant children, officials said on Thursday, as President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back a widely condemned policy of separating children from their parents were beset by confusion. | Video

20 Jun 2018

U.S. Marines award amphibious vehicle deal to BAE

WASHINGTON The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded BAE Systems PLC a contract for wheeled amphibious combat vehicles (ACV) that transport Marines from ship to shore under hostile conditions, the defense contractor said on Tuesday.

20 Jun 2018

North Korea expected to begin transferring remains of U.S. troops soon - officials

WASHINGTON North Korea could start the process of handing over the remains of troops, including Americans, missing from the Korean War within the next few days, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Tuesday.

08 Jun 2018

U.S. military operations against Islamic State in Afghanistan to intensify

BRUSSELS The United States intends to step up military operations against Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan during a temporary ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban, senior U.S. officials said on Friday.

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