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Assassination Threatens Fate of Iran Nuclear Deal

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WASHINGTON — The assassination of the scientist who led Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear weapon for the past two decades threatens to cripple President-elect Joseph...
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Pentagon Chief Visits Somalia Ahead of Expected Troop Cuts

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WASHINGTON — Acting Defense Secretary Christopher C. Miller met with American troops and diplomats in Somalia on Friday, the first Pentagon chief to visit the...
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Biden’s National Security Team Offers a Sharp Turn. But in Which Direction?

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WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. formally introduced a national security team on Tuesday custom designed to repudiate President Trump’s nationalistic isolationism. His...
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Yellen Would Assume Vast Policy Portfolio as Treasury Secretary

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WASHINGTON — Janet L. Yellen’s expected nomination as Treasury secretary will place the former Federal Reserve chair into a critical role overseeing President-elect Joseph R....
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With John Kerry Pick, Biden Selects a ‘Climate Envoy’ With Stature

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WASHINGTON — When John Kerry served as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state, he helped steer the negotiation of the Paris Agreement on climate change,...
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Biden Will Nominate First Woman to Lead Intelligence, First Latino to Run Homeland Security

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WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. plans to name several top national security picks on Tuesday, his transition office said, including the first Latino...
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Biden Chooses Antony Blinken, Defender of Global Alliances, as Secretary of State

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WASHINGTON — Antony J. Blinken, a defender of global alliances and one of President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s closest foreign policy advisers, is expected to...