ROBERT BURNS

Trump will face tough questions on future of nuclear arsenal

WASHINGTON (AP) — For all the concerns raised in the presidential campaign about Donald Trump's fitness to command America's nuclear arsenal, the immediate questions he's likely to face as president aren't about launching these weapons, but modernizing them.

Dec. 1, 2016 3:40 AM EST
The military parade for Donald Trump has come early

WASHINGTON (AP) — The military parade for Donald Trump has come early. Two months before Inauguration Day festivities, an extraordinary number of recently retired generals, including some who clashed with President Barack Obama's administration, are marching to the president-elect's doorstep for job interviews.

Nov. 24, 2016 11:09 AM EST
Flynn a frequent critic of Muslim militancy, culture

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Flynn, the retired Army lieutenant general and intelligence officer who is Donald Trump's pick to serve as his national security adviser, is a harsh critic of Muslim extremism and the religion itself, calling "radical Islam" an existential threat to the United States.

Nov. 19, 2016 8:57 AM EST
Flynn: Critic of Muslim militancy and culture

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Flynn, the retired Army lieutenant general and intelligence officer who is Donald Trump's pick to serve as his national security adviser, is a harsh critic of Muslim extremism and the religion itself, calling "radical Islam" an existential threat to the United States.

Nov. 18, 2016 5:12 PM EST
Flynn's reputation: astute intelligence pro, straight talker

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the man Donald Trump has asked to be his national security adviser, built a reputation in the Army as an astute intelligence professional and a straight talker.

Nov. 17, 2016 9:40 PM EST
WHY IT MATTERS: America and the World

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: How should America use its influence in a world where being a superpower doesn't get you what it once did? As instability and human tragedy in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria have shown, the U.

Oct. 22, 2016 1:54 PM EDT
WHY IT MATTERS: America and the world

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUEHow should America use its influence in a world where being a superpower doesn't get you what it once did? As instability and human tragedy in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria have shown, the U.

Aug. 8, 2016 2:11 PM EDT
Trump, Clinton spar for national security upper hand

WASHINGTON (AP) — In their struggle for the upper hand on national security, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are emphasizing strikingly different themes - he as the bold and cunningly unpredictable strongman who will eliminate terrorism; she as the calm, conventional commander in chief who will manage all manner of crises.

Jul. 30, 2016 12:21 PM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: GOP claims on carpet bombs, Kurds and economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential contenders let fly with some inaccuracies when they badmouthed the Obama administration on health care, military readiness and pay for construction workers in their latest debate.

Jan. 28, 2016 11:47 PM EST