Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Despite AMISOM's increasing military operations, it has failed to truly consolidate peace in the territory it controls. Going forward AMISOM must reorient itself toward peacebuilding, especially on the eve of upcoming elections.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Military officials just rolled out a new weapon in the fight against ISIS: "cyberbombs." Commanders hope relentless cyberattacks will disrupt ISIS' communications and stop the terrorists from attracting new recruits.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
More than 1,000 people, many arrested arbitrarily, are being held in horrific conditions and dozens are dying from disease and malnutrition or have been tortured to death, as part of the Cameroonian government and security forces crackdown on Boko Haram, Amnesty International revealed in a new report published today.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
President Obama's decision to allow more aggressive U.S. military action in support of Afghan combat operations against the Taliban could have a game-changing effect on the long war, Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, said Saturday.
Friday, July 8, 2016 - 06:52
Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said Thursday that a number of details about the Pentagon’s newly adjusted mission in Afghanistan through the end of the Obama administration remain unclear, including how many U.S. counterterrorism troops will be deployed and how operations will be funded.
Friday, July 8, 2016 - 06:51
An attack on a Shiite shrine — claimed by the Islamic State group — killed 37 people, officials said Friday, as Iraq's prime minister reacted to mounting public anger over government security failings by firing Baghdad's security chief.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 06:31
President Obama said Wednesday that he planned to leave 8,400 American troops in Afghanistan until the end of his term, further slowing the drawdown in a 14-year war that Mr. Obama pledged to end on his watch but now seems likely to grind on indefinitely.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 07:11
Throughout the month of Ramadan, the Islamic State (IS) and its worldwide followers were especially deadly. The recent attacks in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Jordan, Malaysia, Turkey and Yemen signal shifts in IS’ strategy toward an accelerated global campaign following the group’s loss of Fallujah last month and the ongoing battle over Sirte.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 06:56
Iraq’s interior minister has resigned as the death toll for Saturday’s suicide bombing in Baghdad reached 250, making it the deadliest such attack since the United States invaded the country in 2003.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 06:40
The U.S. has spent more than $8 billion with little effect over 15 years to counter the flourishing poppy trade that has made Afghanistan the No. 1 supplier of heroin to the world. The Defense Department no longer includes a section on counter-narcotics in its semi-annual report to Congress on Afghanistan. It was absent from the report on “Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan” submitted last month and also omitted in the previous submission.