Republican presidential candidates met in South Carolina for their sixth debate in the campaign. Billionaire Donald Trump continues to hold a commanding lead in the polls. As in previous debates, he was again at the centre of attention.
US President Trump has been urged to condemn the actions of white supremacists which led to the deaths of three people in Charlottesville. The Virginia state governor called on Trump to "come out stronger."
The US president had been under growing pressure, including from within his own party, to condemn right-wing extremist groups. His new comments came two days after he said all sides were to blame for the violence.
The military chain of command provides the president with complete authority to order the use of nuclear arms, Princeton researcher and Global Zero founder Bruce Blair tells DW. He also talks about potential objections.
Donald Trump's bellicose rhetoric against North Korea can't disguise the lack of a clear US strategy to deal with the increasingly aggressive regime. But the best thing Washington could do seems unlikely at this point.
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