The Washington Post

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 06:39
A senior American general has proposed resuming offensive strikes against the Taliban, exposing a rift between the military and senior administration officials over the U.S. role in the war in Afghanistan, according to military officials.
Monday, March 14, 2016 - 06:46
The outgoing commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan pressed civilian leaders in the months before he left Kabul to expand the American role there, shedding light on what he called a slow and inefficient decision-making process as he prepares to retire.
Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 06:33
Danish Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen said Wednesday he expects overwhelming approval from his country’s Parliament to send warplanes and troops, including special forces, to Syria and Iraq to help fight the Islamic State.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 06:32
Abu Omar al-Shishani, a top Islamic State leader, was likely killed in a series of coalition airstrikes near a strategic town in Syria last week, according to Pentagon officials.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 06:29
Biden’s mission is, in part, to advance long-running talks between the White House and the Prime Minister’s Office over a new multibillion-dollar, 10-year military aid package. Israel is asking for much more money than the Obama administration has been prepared to give, further straining exchanges between the two leaders.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 06:34
Despite more than $35 billion in U.S. support since the Taliban was driven from power here in 2001, the regular Afghan army is still broadly criticized as ineffective. But officials believe the army’s commando and Special Forces units can fill the void and should be sufficient to reassure nervous Afghans that the Taliban won’t be able to fight its way back into power.
Monday, March 7, 2016 - 06:04
The United States and South Korea started huge military exercises Monday, kicking off drills that will include rehearsing surgical strikes on North Korea’s main nuclear and missile facilities and sending in special forces to carry out “decapitation raids" on the North Korean leadership.
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 06:15
Drug trafficking is a growing problem in West Africa as the production of synthetic drugs and their use are increasing in the region, a report by the International Narcotics Control Board said Wednesday.
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 06:15
A joint exercise now being conducted between thousands of Israeli forces and the U.S. European Command represents a final test before Israel begins to deploy one of the most sophisticated missile defense systems in the world.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 07:37
Crony capitalism was a major reason protesters toppled the pro-Russian government of President Viktor Yanukovych in 2014. After two years of a pro-Western, pro-reform government, corruption is once again fueling political crisis in Kiev.