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Monday, January 4, 2016 - 08:21
Forces from America, Japan, France, Germany, Italy—and soon, even China—are crammed into the dirt-poor Djibouti. Good luck asking the locals if they like all the attention
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 06:28
The Obama administration is dispatching a targeting force of elite U.S. special operations troops into northern Iraq, after top U.S. defense and intelligence officials warned the ISIS network is growing faster than the coalition that’s fighting it, senior U.S. officials tell The Daily Beast.
Monday, November 30, 2015 - 06:31
ISIS fighters taken with the help of U.S. special forces are allegedly being tortured by America’s Kurdish allies. But don’t expect the U.S. to look too hard into the allegations.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 06:32
In July, a group of intelligence analysts at the U.S. military’s Central Command accused their bosses of distorting and selectively editing intelligence reports about the fight against ISIS in order to portray that campaign as more successful than it really was. As a result of those complaints, the Pentagon’s inspector general opened an investigation.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 06:13
Guerrero is infamous for gang wars and the disappearance of 43 students. Not only have efforts to bring law and order failed, they may have made matters worse.
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 06:24
The Pentagon is about to get a $5 million fund to pay the Iraqi families of civilians killed by American airstrikes. It’s a big change for the U.S. military, which has yet to publicly acknowledge accidentally killing or wounding any innocents in the country even after 3,586 airstrikes targeting the so-called Islamic State.
Monday, November 9, 2015 - 06:12
The government would like you to believe local cops, politicians and drug lords did away with 43 student protesters. But it’s now apparent the military played a role as well.
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 06:26
The Pentagon is sending F-15Cs—supposedly to fight the ISIS war. But the jets only have air-to-air weapons, and ISIS has no planes. Which means the real adversary is Russia.
Friday, October 23, 2015 - 06:26
Even after the raid, Pentagon officials, who once insisted there were no American boots on the ground, continued to call the U.S. effort a “train, advise and assist” mission, not a combat one. It marked the latest game of military semantics in a war defined as much by its messaging as by its tactical results.
Monday, September 28, 2015 - 06:00
The U.S. military’s Central Command admitted Friday that a Syrian fighter trained by U.S. forces handed over six vehicles and ammunition to an al Qaeda intermediary, “purportedly in exchange for safe passage within [his] operating area.”