Military Times

Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 07:52
Nearly a month after Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced plans to expand the U.S. military mission in Iraq, little additional combat power has reached the front lines outside Mosul where the Iraqi army has been slow to reclaim ground from well entrenched Islamic State militants.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 06:31
Despite a string of victories over al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, a team of U.S. troops on the ground in Yemen will remain in place for now, a top Pentagon official said. The deployment is "short term" but currently has no firm end date, Cook said.
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 07:17
A “small number” of U.S troops are deployed on the ground in Yemen to help fight the al-Qaida affiliate there that was controlling a major port city, a defense official said Friday.
Friday, May 6, 2016 - 06:11
The Pentagon is providing military support, intelligence, ships and special operations forces to help in the ongoing operations against al-Qaida militants in Yemen, U.S. officials said Thursday.
Monday, May 2, 2016 - 06:48
Scrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, the Obama administration has again been forced to turn to Russia for help, with little hope for the desired U.S. outcome.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 06:26
The new force of 250 American troops who've been ordered to Syria will operate near Islamic State territory, helping U.S. leaders decide which local rebel groups should receive military support.
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 06:28
President Obama has made clear he will not send large infantry units back to Iraq, instead advocating a strategy that puts the onus on Baghdad to provide the necessary front-line troops. But the size and scope of the U.S. mission there has only grown as doubts persist about the Iraqis' resolve.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 06:33
The Pentagon’s fight against the Islamic State has grown increasingly aggressive since late fall and includes higher levels of allowable civilian casualties in the bombing campaign to target militants and their cash supplies, according to interviews with military officials and Pentagon data.
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 06:12
After several months of almost daily airstrikes on the emerging Islamic State faction in Afghanistan, U.S. commanders in Kabul are scaling back their threat assessment for the Iraq- and Syria-based extremist group that was gaining a foothold last year in one key Afghan province.
Friday, April 8, 2016 - 06:29
U.S. and coalition troops are focused on preparing Iraqi Security Forces for the upcoming push to take back Mosul from the Islamic State terror group, a top general told Army Times Thursday.