Counterterrorism

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Various sources from the Department of Defense make it clear that the Department sees lots of potential security threats in Africa, yet what it doesn't make clear is to what extent United States forces are involved in rolling back these threats.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Before they begin the long-anticipated push to liberate Mosul, a battle many expect to mark the final chapter of the Islamic State’s reign in Iraq, military leaders of the “counter-ISIL” coalition say they need more planning for what happens next.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
As the U.S.-led coalition has begun to gain ground against the Islamic State in Syria, officials have begun focusing attention on another jihadist group they fear may pose a more dangerous long-run threat there, the al-Qaeda affiliate known as Jabhat al-Nusra.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Forces aligned with Libya's U.N.-backed government fought fierce exchanges with Islamic State militants in Sirte on Thursday in which 13 of their fighters were killed and more than 110 wounded, officials said. The government-backed forces have pinned militants back to a small area in the centre of the coastal city after advancing on the Islamic State stronghold in May.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Middle East experts say that as the Islamic State is defeated in Iraq and Syria, the fight for a stable political future in the region is just beginning. The U.S. is expected to pledge $2 billion to Iraq from governments around the world, but this money will need to be distributed to efforts other than to military in order to stabilize Iraq.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower and its strike group launched jets on their first strikes against ISIS from the Persian Gulf on Friday, as they continue the campaign to destroy the militants sowing chaos in Iraq and Syria. Ike and its embarked Carrier Air Wing 3 have been deployed for nearly two months and earlier carried out ISIS strikes from the Mediterranean Sea.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
At a checkpoint in central Beirut, a guard checks a small truck for explosives. He is manning the last security barrier before Lebanon's parliament building 100 meters away, and relying on a bomb detector that experts say is useless.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The discovery of a Brazilian terrorist cell that allegedly pledged allegiance to ISIS provides an opportunity for Brazil to address weaknesses in its counterterrorism framework.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
International demand for U.S. weapons systems is expected to continue growing in coming years, a senior U.S. Air Force official said on Sunday, citing strong interest in unmanned systems, munitions and fighter jets.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
Japan's foreign minister says his country will spend $120 million to strengthen counter-terrorism efforts in Africa.

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