Counterterrorism

Friday, June 24, 2016 - 07:28
Without a long-term political strategy, we can expect to send young Americans back to Iraq every time Iraqi politics fall apart, a new terrorist group sweeps in and we find ourselves required to clean up the mess.
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 06:21
A smoldering confrontation between Syrian armed groups backed by the United States but hostile to each other is escalating, complicating the fight against Islamic State in the war-torn country. Syrian Arab rebels under the Free Syrian Army (FSA) banner say they are in a growing struggle against the Kurdish YPG militia that are helping the United States wage its campaign against IS in Syria.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 06:35
As the war against the Islamic State in Iraq shows signs of fragile progress, U.S. military leaders there are preparing to ask President Obama for the one thing he is resisting above all else in his final months — the deployment of hundreds more U.S. troops.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 06:23
Rifts have emerged between U.S. military leaders and the Obama White House on Washington's future role in Libya, with the generals questioning the White House's argument that the recent success against Islamic State shows Libya can go it alone in the fight against terrorism, without direct U.S. assistance.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 06:08
U.S. Africa Command will concentrate on building the capacity of nations to handle their own security and will continue to guard U.S. interests on the continent, President Barack Obama’s choice to lead Africom told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 06:26
Russia’s defense ministry on Sunday denied bombing US-backed rebels in southern Syria earlier this week.
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 06:48
The U.S. military now plans to keep a small force of Special Operations advisers in Yemen — deployed in April for a limited, short-term operation — for the foreseeable future, a step toward reestablishing a counterterrorism mission that was shut down last year by civil war.
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 06:20
The United States' so-called "war on terror" has reached Senegal, a small West African nation and former French colony that's being drawn increasingly close to the US in a military and intelligence alliance.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 06:17
The State Department’s point man on Libya told lawmakers Wednesday the U.S. is playing a critical role in gathering support for the U.N.-backed unity government in Tripoli as it takes the fight to Islamic State forces operating in the country.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 06:52
Even as U.S., Iraqi and Kurdish forces make significant gains against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, rising friction between Turkey and America's key regional allies threatens to scuttle the hopes of coalition forces to drive the terrorist group from the region.

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