Counterterrorism

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.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 06:49
As Iraqi forces backed by U.S. support engage the Islamic State across multiple battlefronts in Iraq, Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter announced Monday that American Apache helicopter gunships had been used in combat for the first time since President Obama authorized their use in April.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 07:15
Islamic State fighters withdrew from front lines with Syrian rebel forces north of Aleppo on Wednesday as the rebels mounted a counter attack against the jihadist group near the Turkish border, an opposition source and monitoring group said.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - 06:20
As the humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate, the international community is increasingly questioning the involvement of external government actors there. Particularly under the microscope is the U.S. government, whose support to Yemen over the past decade has largely been in the form of military and police aid to fight al-Qaeda.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 06:43
Pakistan continues to work towards harmonising its national control list with items controlled by the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), Missile Technology Control Regime and Australia Group as well as taking positive moves such as adding catch-all provisions to its export licensing procedures. The Obama administration informed the Congress in a report.

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