Monday, July 18, 2016 - 06:36
President Obama's decision to allow more aggressive U.S. military action in support of Afghan combat operations against the Taliban could have a game-changing effect on the long war, Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, said Saturday.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 06:25
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Tuesday that "some hundreds" of U.S. forces — in addition to the 8,400 that President Barack Obama announced would stay in the country last week — will be based outside Afghanistan, but will be ready to quickly deploy into the warzone if needed.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 06:24
Turkey's foreign minister suggested his country could carry out joint military operations with the United States to oust the Islamic State group from Syria. Speaking in Antalya late Sunday, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that operation could "easily advance to Raqqa," the main IS bastion in Syria.
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 07:11
An Israeli soldier went on trial for manslaughter before a military court on Monday after he was caught on video fatally shooting a wounded Palestinian attacker in the West Bank two months ago.
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 07:09
Pro-government forces in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden were detaining and evicting hundreds of civilians to the north, Yemeni officials said Sunday.
Monday, April 4, 2016 - 06:30
The U.S. military says it has carried out a drone strike against a key member of the al-Shabab extremist group in Somalia. Officials accuse the militant of planning at least two deadly attacks in Mogadishu last year.
Senior Pentagon Officials Say More Arab Fighters are Joining Syria's U.S.-backed Militia Due to its Success Against the Islamic State Group and Other Militants
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 06:16
More Arab fighters are joining Syria's U.S.-backed militia due to its success against the Islamic State group and other militants, senior Pentagon officials said Thursday as they urged lawmakers to provide nearly $50 million in additional support to the indigenous forces.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 06:13
U.S. forces are likely to play a bigger role in the push to recapture Mosul from Islamic State militants than they did in supporting Iraq's retaking of Ramadi in December, senior defense officials said Monday.
Friday, February 5, 2016 - 06:16
The Obama administration is struggling to find the right mix of military and diplomatic moves to stop the Islamic State in Libya, where the extremist group has taken advantage of the political chaos in the country to gain a foothold with worrying implications for the U.S. and Europe.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 - 08:35
Authorities have again postponed a hearing on whether to charge a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who was turned over to Morocco last year after the U.S. withdrew allegations he had ties to an Islamic militant group.