The Washington Post

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 06:19
As the battles to retake the Iraqi cities of Ramadi and Baiji have stalled, the U.S.-led operation to train and assist the Iraqi Army is facing its own internal problems, according to a Pentagon Inspector General report released Wednesday.
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 06:29
The head of the U.S. military’s Africa Command, on a visit to Uganda, on Wednesday awarded the U.S. Legion of Merit to six Ugandan military officers, including the country’s top military commander, according to the U.S. Embassy in Uganda.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 06:19
As their mission stretches into a fifth year, U.S. troops have turned to some unsavory partners to help find Kony’s trail. Working from a new bush camp in the Central African Republic, U.S. forces have begun working closely with Muslim rebels — known as Seleka — who toppled the central government two years ago and triggered a still-raging sectarian war with a campaign of mass rapes and executions.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 06:09
Syrian rebels trained by U.S. military said they turned over equipment and vehicles to militants linked with al-Qaeda to ensure safe passage through a dangerous area and were threatened with an ambush if they did not do so, according to the U.S. military.
Friday, September 25, 2015 - 06:29
What is needed, in addition to a humane refugee policy, is a fundamentally different approach to the Syrian civil war that holds out the promise not only of defeating the Islamic State and, over time, President Bashar al-Assad but also of relieving as much of the humanitarian tragedy unfolding there as possible — and soon.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 06:16
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the FARC rebel group announced a major breakthrough Wednesday in peace talks, bringing the country to the verge of ending one of the world’s longest-running wars.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 12:11
Since the Islamic State’s stunning gains in Iraq in summer 2014, the United States has gotten back into the business of trying to train Iraqi security forces.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 05:56
With the offensive to reclaim territory from the Islamic State largely stalled in Iraq, the Obama administration is laying plans for a more aggressive military campaign in Syria, where U.S.-backed Kurdish forces have made surprising gains in recent months.
Monday, September 21, 2015 - 05:57
Colombia’s army denounced what it called an incursion by 15 members of Venezuela’s national guard who illegally crossed the border on Friday in pursuit of a civilian.
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 06:39
Nearly all Western humanitarian organizations have been blocked from operating in separatist-controlled parts of eastern Ukraine for close to two months, and they fear that unless the situation is reversed, civilians could lose access to critical assistance when winter sets in.