Monday, March 28, 2016 - 07:40
Prospects of jumpstarting peace talks with the Taliban are becoming increasingly dim amid recent battlefield gains by the insurgents in Afghanistan, an embattled government in Kabul and growing suspicions of Pakistan's good intentions in facilitating such negotiations.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 06:22
The U.S. Army on Tuesday announced 500 soldiers will deploy to Afghanistan this summer as part of a scheduled troop rotation.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 06:21
After Tuesday’s deadly terrorism attack in Brussels, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said the U.S. military plans to spend more to combat the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 06:18
The U.S. has set up a small Marine artillery outpost in northern Iraq to protect a nearby Iraqi military base, expanding the number and the combat exposure of American troops in the country as Iraqi security forces plan and prepare for a counteroffensive against the Islamic State in Mosul.
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 06:16
U.S. airstrikes and gains on the ground by Syrian rebels and Iraqi Security Forces have made major progress in isolating Islamic State strongholds in Iraq and Syria, the top U.S. civilian and uniformed defense officials said Thursday.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 06:11
Syria's government accepted Tuesday a proposed U.S.-Russian cease-fire that is to go into effect later this week, reserving the right to respond to any violations of the truce, while the main opposition and rebel umbrella group approved the deal but set its own conditions for compliance.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 06:33
The U.S. stepped up airstrikes in northeastern Syria against Islamic State targets Sunday while suicide bombings blamed on the terror group in western Syria killed more than 100.
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 06:25
U.S. proxy rebel groups in northwestern Syria have begun fighting each other as well as forces of the Damascus regime, further complicating United Nations efforts to halt the fighting, ease the refugee crisis and bring relief to starving civilians, a U.S. military spokesman said Wednesday.
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 06:19
U.S. advisers have joined Iraqi forces mustering in central Iraq for an eventual attempt to retake Mosul, which would be the centerpiece in the campaign to defeat the Islamic State that has now cost the U.S. more than $6 billion.
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 06:44
The U.S. has increased airstrikes against the Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan while preparing to send hundreds of 10th Mountain Division troops into southwestern Helmand province on a "force protection" mission to shore up an Afghan Army Corps battered by the Taliban, a U.S. military spokesman said Thursday.