The Washington Post

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
A senior Israeli official will travel to Washington next week in the hopes of signing a long-anticipated agreement that could result in increased U.S. military assistance to Israel, the Israeli prime minister’s office said Monday. The U.S. gives Israel $3.1 billion annually in an agreement expiring before the 2018 fiscal year.
Friday, July 8, 2016 - 07:01
Secretary of Defense Ashton B. Carter said Thursday that the United States had “missed an opportunity” when it chose to shift air support from covering a group of U.S.-backed rebels attempting to seize a key border town in Syria to striking a large Islamic State convoy in Iraq.
Friday, July 8, 2016 - 06:41
During two years in office, Egypt’s general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has sought to impose a military-style discipline to end years of turmoil and has turned to the armed forces to help rebuild the deeply damaged economy to a degree unseen in more than 50 years.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 06:28
After more than 200 people were killed in a devastating Islamic State bomb attack in the Iraqi capital, Iraqis turned their anger toward a symbol of government corruption and the state’s failure to protect them: fake bomb detectors.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 06:21
Amidst criticism of AFRICOM, some scholars argue that these critiques of AFRICOM gloss over the very real and difficult challenges of formulating a coherent U.S. policy on the African continent.
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 06:36
The Obama administration has proposed a new agreement on Syria to the Russian government that would deepen military cooperation between the two countries against some terrorists in exchange for Russia getting the Assad regime to stop bombing U.S.-supported rebels.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 06:34
At least 27 Afghan police cadets were killed in twin suicide bombings on a convoy of buses outside the capital, Kabul, on Thursday, officials said. Kabul Police Chief Abdul Rahman Rahimi said the police trainees were traveling on the outskirts of Kabul when a suicide bomber rammed the buses with his car. A second bomber exploded after police and local residents rushed to the scene.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 06:13
The U.S. military’s efforts to confront the Islamic State in Syria suffered another setback Wednesday after the militants routed the only group to have survived intact an ill-fated Pentagon program to train and equip moderate rebels last year.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 06:50
The government asked FARC rebels to give up their weapons, initially without a promise of robust security guarantees. And despite ongoing negotiations, at least six left-wing activists were slain in acts of political violence in recent months.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 06:09
U.S. military officials are considering ways to ramp up training of Syrian fighters against the Islamic State as the Pentagon moves cautiously forward with a revamped program to create an effective local ground force.

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