The Washington Post

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 06:45
The Islamic State’s affiliate in Egypt is staging increasingly sophisticated and daring attacks, officials and analysts say, prompting Israel, Egypt and the Palestinian militant group Hamas to form an unlikely alliance against the terrorist group.
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 06:45
The case is symptomatic of the disconnect between the rhetoric of strategic partnership with the United States and the actual practices of Persian Gulf regimes. Torture and sham trials are routine — and U.S. citizens seem to be singled out for exceptional punishment, notwithstanding the tiny country’s heavy reliance for defense on U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf.
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 06:41
The U.S. military on Friday acknowledged killing 20 civilians and wounding 11 more in recent airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, more than doubling the number of civilian fatalities it has admitted causing in the military campaign against the Islamic State.
Monday, April 25, 2016 - 06:10
President Obama outlined plans Monday to nearly quadruple the size of U.S. Special Operations forces in Syria to up to 300 troops, saying it was needed to keep pressure on the Islamic State.
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 06:52
U.S. Special Operations forces have been quietly deployed around the world since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in an effort to shore up U.S. allies embroiled in their own conflicts.
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 06:02
In recent years, U.S. forces have provided this kind of close operational support in a growing list of countries beyond the active battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, including Uganda, Mauritania, Kenya, Colombia, the Philippines and Tunisia.
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 07:11
In February, the Russian air force announced that MiG-29 fighters and other sophisticated aircraft were headed to Armenia, to a Russian base 25 miles from the Turkish border. Moscow promised Yerevan a $200 million weapons credit and announced talks aimed at making Armenia the host of an essential link in Russia’s regional power grid to Iran.
Friday, April 15, 2016 - 07:04
As aging autocrats such as Mr. Museveni use U.S.-bankrolled security forces to crack down on opposition candidates, journalists and peaceful protests, lavish security assistance from the United States may be helping to enable an environment of increasing repression in Uganda, and sending the message to other African nations that trampling on rights is permissible so long as the country remains a U.S. counterterrorism ally.
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 06:27
Following months of political gridlock over stalled reforms and accusations of corruption, Ukraine’s parliament approved Thursday a new government led by a close ally of President Petro Poroshenko.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 06:30
Erik Prince is in the news again. Two recent articles in The Intercept describes how the notorious founder of Blackwater is being investigated for brokering military services to foreign governments and money laundering. However, whether Erik Prince has changed or not, the industry that he is involved in surely has.