Counterterrorism

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 06:24
NATO leaders will approve the use of AWACS surveillance aircraft to assist the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State extremist group, the alliance's secretary-general said Monday.
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.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 06:22
The anti-Islamic State coalition will pass on Saudi Arabia’s offer to send ground troops into the fight, the US representative to the coalition told Congress on Tuesday.
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.
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.
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.

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