Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 06:36
The U.S. military has no current plans to intervene against the Syrian regime and Russian assault on Aleppo or provide air drops to the starving civilians, a U.S. military spokesman in Baghdad said Wednesday.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 06:16
U.S. attack helicopters -- AH-64 Apaches -- could be committed against the Islamic State for the first time in an accelerated campaign to retake Mosul that the Iraqis and Kurds say will happen this year, the top U.S. commander for Iraq and Syria said Monday.
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 06:26
The United States is considering "decisive" military action against Islamic State fighters entrenched in Libya, but delivering a fatal blow to the militant group will likely require more than airstrikes, experts say.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 06:24
The main Western-backed Arab rebel group in Syria appears on the verge of collapse because of low morale, desertions, and distrust of its leaders by the rank and file, threatening U.S. efforts to put together a ground force capable of defeating the Islamic State and negotiating an end to the Syrian civil war.
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 06:11
Three former Iraqi government officials said Sunni forces in the campaign against Islamic State are asking Congress for direct delivery of U.S. arms needed for the fight.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 06:17
Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday will take up legislation calling on President Barack Obama to provide weapons and equipment directly to Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq instead of sending them through Baghdad.
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 06:39
The U.S. Coast Guard has seized more than 50,000 pounds of cocaine off Latin America during the past four months in what is shaping up to be a record year for seizures in the Pacific.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 06:46
Former U.S. Army vice chief of staff retired Gen. Jack Keane, laid out a plan to Congress today for defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria that would involve thousands of troops, vehicles, attack helicopters and large-scale commando raids.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 06:28
French-made anti-tank weapons supplied to the Kurds and U.S. versions given to the Iraqi Security Forces have been blunting a main method of attack by the Islamic State, according to Kurdish and U.S. Central Command officials.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 06:44
The U.S. and Israel are negotiating a potentially massive aid deal that would boost funding for the Israeli military, as well as its planned weapons programs such as the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to the V-22 Osprey, according to news reports.