Thomas Gibbons-Neff

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 07:10
This article discusses the American military command in Afghanistan's decision to keep secret key figures related to the growth and progress of local security forces.
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 06:54
Iraq’s prime minister on Saturday rejected the possibility of Turkish involvement in the current campaign to liberate Mosul from the Islamic State, just a day after Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter announced that he had reached an “agreement in principle” with Turkish officials that would allow Turkey to participate in the battle.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 07:41
U.S. forces are using white phosphorus munitions in their fight against the Islamic State based on pictures and videos posted online by the Pentagon, but it is unclear exactly how the controversial armament is being employed.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 07:26
After a series of Saudi-led airstrikes that reportedly killed and wounded civilians in Yemen, members of both the House and the Senate have introduced legislation to block a $1.15 billion arms sale that would supply the longtime American ally with a fresh contingent of tanks.
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 08:13
Saudi Arabia appears to be using U.S.-supplied white phosphorous munitions in its war in Yemen, based on images and videos posted to social media, raising concerns among human rights groups that the highly incendiary material could be used against civilians.
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 06:39
Almost two weeks after several U.S. Special Operations troops were wounded fighting Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan, the militant group’s media arm has posted photos of American equipment, including weapons and a radio that, they say, were captured from U.S. soldiers fighting in the same region.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
In the wake of the recent drawdown of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and the turnover of Liberia’s security to the government, the United States Government has stepped in with logistical support to beef up the logistical needs of the Armed Forces of Liberia in carrying out its duties and operations.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
A tweet posted last week by Peter Singer, a co-author of the book Ghost Fleet and a strategist at the New America Foundation, shows his book couched up against what appears to be a Battelle DroneDefender anti-drone rifle in a tent at Fire Base Bell outside Makhmour, Iraq.
Friday, July 8, 2016 - 07:01
Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter said Thursday that the United States had “missed an opportunity” when it chose to shift air support from covering a group of U.S.-backed rebels attempting to seize a key border town in Syria to striking a large Islamic State convoy in Iraq.
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 06:48
The U.S. military now plans to keep a small force of Special Operations advisers in Yemen — deployed in April for a limited, short-term operation — for the foreseeable future, a step toward reestablishing a counterterrorism mission that was shut down last year by civil war.