Military Times

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 06:30
Defense Secretary Ash Carter traveled to Iraq's capital Wednesday with an offer to deploy more American troops and new attack helicopters to help the Iraqi army defeat the Islamic State group.
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 06:09
The Pentagon’s plans to potentially send American forces into the battle for Ramadi would pose far more risks to those individual troops than the combat support missions that have become routine in northern Iraq, a defense official said.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 06:40
The defections of two fighters, an American and a U.S. resident, from Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels highlight tensions within al-Shabab over whether it should remain affiliated to al-Qaida or switch allegiance to the Islamic State group, an al-Shabab commander said Tuesday.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 06:39
Two servicemen have told Congress that American special forces called in an air strike on a hospital in Afghanistan because they believed the Taliban were using it as a command center, contradicting the military's explanation that the attack was meant for a different building.
Friday, December 4, 2015 - 07:04
While military operations against the Islamic State group intensified this last summer, the U.S. Marine Corps quietly worked to bolster a key ally in the fight.
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 06:53
Top U.S. military officials believe that a group linked to al-Qaida is responsible for Friday’s terrorist attack on a Western hotel in Mali, located in a region of West Africa where the Islamic State group has little to no influence.
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 06:53
Weak leadership, misuse of resources and lack of coordination between Afghan security services were the main reasons a strategic northern city briefly fell to the Taliban, the head of an investigative team said Saturday.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 07:00
A pair of former presidential national security advisers on Wednesday pushed lawmakers to increase airstrikes in Iraq and Syria with possible boosts in U.S. ground forces in the fight against the Islamic State group.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 06:37
Afghanistan's ambassador to the U.S., Hamdullah Mohib, released a statement on Tuesday in honor of Veteran's Day.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 06:32
As part of a major overhaul of the U.S. government’s strategy against the Islamic State group, President Obama on Friday authorized the deployment of “fewer than 50” U.S. special operations troops to northern Syria, where they will work with local forces in the fight against the militants.