Mark Katkov

Mark Katkov appears in the following:

Qassem Soleimani's Enduring Legacy Across The Middle East

Friday, January 03, 2020

The commander of Iran's Quds Force was largely responsible for the expansion of Shiite power and influence in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Gaza.


Boris Johnson And Conservative Party Win Large Majority In U.K. Parliament

Friday, December 13, 2019

The Tories now have the biggest majority since Margaret Thatcher's win in 1987, all but ensuring the United Kingdom will exit the European Union in January.


Federal Judge Blocks Diversion Of Military Construction Money For Border Wall

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

A case brought by El Paso County, Texas, is similar to another won by the Sierra Club in California. The U.S. Supreme Court said wall construction can continue while the Trump administration appeals.


Sailor Kills 2, Wounds 1 Before Taking Own Life At Hawaii's Pearl Harbor Base

Thursday, December 05, 2019

The U.S. Navy says the gunman was assigned to a nuclear-powered attack submarine currently in port. No motive has been identified.


Taliban Release American And Australian Hostages In Exchange For 3 Militants

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks were abducted in 2016 from Kabul, where they taught at the American University. Three Taliban commanders held by the Afghan government were also freed.


Nationals Beat The Astros 12-3 In Game 2 Of The 2019 World Series

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The Washington Nationals, playing on the road, took two games from the heavily favored Astros by beating Houston's pitching aces Gerrit Cole and Justin Verlander on consecutive nights.


39 Bodies Discovered In Truck Container In Southeast England

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

British officials say they believe the truck originated in Bulgaria and arrived in the U.K. over the weekend. A man from Northern Ireland is in custody.


In Chile, Protesters Continue To Defy The President And Military

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

The country has been gripped by mass demonstrations and planned union strikes over inequality, prompting President Sebastián Piñera to offer economic reforms.


Texts Detail Top U.S. Diplomat's Concerns About Possible Trump-Ukraine Quid Pro Quo

Friday, October 04, 2019

In texts released by House Democrats, a career diplomat worries that Washington is tying military aid and a White House visit for the president of Ukraine to an investigation of Joe and Hunter Biden.


U.K. Parliament To Resume After Supreme Court Rules Suspension Was 'Unlawful'

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing new calls to resign. The Supreme Court ruled Parliament is not in fact suspended — because Johnson's advice to the queen was unlawful.


What To Know About The Sudden Talk Of War With Iran

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The White House has talked as if conflict with Iran could soon erupt. U.S. officials said Wednesday another 5,000 military personnel might go to the region. Here's a look at the talk and the risks.


In 'A Good American Family,' A Son Details How The Red Scare Upended His Father

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Pulitzer prize-winning David Maraniss immerses himself in family records and interviews with relatives of others to piece together how his parents paid for supporting communism in their youth.


Analysis: The End Of The 'Caliphate' Doesn't Mean The End Of ISIS

Friday, March 22, 2019

U.S.-backed forces in Syria and the White House say that ISIS' territorial caliphate has been eliminated in Syria. Even so, its threats remain.


Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan Investigated Over Ties To Boeing

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Patrick Shanahan spent 30 years as a Boeing executive before joining the Defense Department as deputy secretary. The inspector general will examine whether Shanahan improperly promoted Boeing.


'Prisoner' Is An Intimate Portrait Of One Journalist's Captivity In Iran

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Writer Jason Rezaian is unsparingly personal throughout the telling of his arrest, imprisonment and trial, writing of his childhood, family, visits with his wife — and fears and insecurities.


'In The Hurricane's Eye' Focuses On Naval Power's Role In The Victory At Yorktown

Friday, October 19, 2018

In his new book, Nathaniel Philbrick grabs the reader's head and turns it towards the sea, providing a fresh take on an old story of the Revolutionary War.


U.S., Allies Hit 3 Syrian Sites Linked To Chemical Weapons Program

Friday, April 13, 2018

President Trump ordered the strikes in response to the suspected chemical weapons attack on April 7 by the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Britain and France also took part.


Pentagon Says It's Staying In Syria, Even Though ISIS Appears Defeated

Friday, November 17, 2017

The U.S. is keeping its troops in Syria and continues to press for a political settlement to that country's civil war. It's far from clear whether the U.S. has sufficient leverage to achieve that.


Justice Department Releases Sessions' Disclosure Form, A Day Late

Thursday, July 13, 2017

In response to a lawsuit, a judge had given the DOJ 30 days to disclose parts of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' security clearance form that dealt with contacts with foreign governments.


Military Plane Crash Kills 16 In Mississippi

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Marine KC-130 refueling tanker reportedly spiraled into a field in rural Mississippi. Officials say 16 service members were killed on the flight originating from eastern North Carolina.