Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:55
Sen. John McCain, one of President Donald Trump's harshest critics, made a secret trip to northern Syria to visit U.S. forces stationed there and discuss the campaign for defeating the Islamic State extremists, his office said Wednesday.
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:44
The House Armed Services Committee’s chairman this week voiced support for increasing the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, adding he isn’t worried about a slow slide into another major military mission there.
Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:41
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday he believes U.S. forces will be in Iraq and in the fight against Islamic State militants for a while, despite some rocky times between the two nations.
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 08:03
The Pentagon is developing proposals for sending an unspecified number of American military personnel into Syria, conventional ground forces who would augment the 500 combat advisers already there coordinating efforts to destroy the Islamic State.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 13:11
efense advocates have been hopeful that President Donald Trump’s election will mean big boosts in military spending in years to come, but on Monday prominent analysts said those thoughts may just be dreams.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 07:11
The U.S. Air Force is increasing airdrops of weapons, ammunition and other equipment to a growing number of opposition forces closing in on Raqqa, the Islamic State’s de facto capital in Syria.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 07:09
American warplanes and combat advisers are once again backing Turkish military units battling Islamic State fighters in northern Syria, the most tangible indication yet that months of tension between the NATO allies may be easing.
Monday, November 14, 2016 - 06:43
Last year, the UN deployed more than 100,000 uniformed peacekeepers to African countries, twice as many as the decade before. The U.S. pays for more than a quarter of this mission's $7.87 billion budget, and recently the commanding general of U.S. Army Africa said he would continue growing partnerships and exercises across the vast continent.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 07:28
Turkey's defense minister said Tuesday his country is making preparations for "all kinds of possibilities" after the military began deploying tanks and other vehicles to the border with Iraq.
Monday, October 31, 2016 - 07:27
U.S. commanders in the Middle East are trying to determine whether 300 U.S. troops on the ground inside Syria will be enough to oust the Islamic State group from its self-proclaimed capital in Raqqa.