Trump's terse written statement repeating that all options are being considered points to an administration cautiously seeking an effective policy.
An "alarming thing to lie about" is what one former NSA official calls the president's hyperbolic description of U.S. weaponry.
The action comes on the heels of Washington's reluctant recertification of Tehran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.
Analysts say Kim's government believes nuclear weapons are key to its own survival and could be used to wrest concessions from the United States.
Troops, police and citizens blockaded the Incirlik air base for several hours after intelligence raised suspicions of another coup being plotted in the wake of the failed attempt in mid-July.
A war with Iran would be a catastrophe, yet by opposing diplomacy, hundreds of members of Congress may be blundering into just such a conflict.
Remember Scott Walker? He's the Wisconsin governor who launched his career as top banana by sharply curtailing the collective bargaining powers of the state's public workers, effectively hobbling the labor movement there. Now he's setting his sights on the White House.
After more than a fortnight of intense negotiations in Vienna, representatives from the P5+1 multinational coalition who have been meeting with officials from Tehran to try to reach a deal with Iran over its nuclear program seemed close to reaching a conclusion Sunday.
The U.S. government won the dismissal of a defamation suit against an anti-Iran advocacy group last week. It was the first time the government has intervened in a private case not involving a government agency or defense contractor.
Iran's nuclear program has again become a source of controversy on the global stage, and now Yukiya Amano, the top-ranking official in the United Nations' nuclear oversight organization, has added his voice to the chorus of concerns.