Military Operations

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 06:28
Defense ministers from the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State militant group discussed the possibility of a Syrian ground incursion two weeks ago but they have not made a decision, an aide to Saudi Arabia's defense minister said on Monday.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 06:15
The African Union said on Saturday it will deploy rights observers and military monitors to violence-plagued Burundi following a visit to the country by five African leaders.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 - 06:13
U.S. forces are likely to play a bigger role in the push to recapture Mosul from Islamic State militants than they did in supporting Iraq's retaking of Ramadi in December, senior defense officials said Monday.
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 06:14
Islamic State resistance "melted" away in the strategically important Syrian city of Shaddadi, giving a rag-tag force of Syrian rebels — backed by U.S. air power and special operations troops on the ground — a key victory after only a few days of combat.
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 07:06
The era of trying to work with Russia is over, the top U.S. commander in Europe said Thursday while arguing for the rebuilding of U.S. forces in that region.
Friday, February 26, 2016 - 06:47
France, together with the U.S. and the U.K., perform special military operations against the Islamic State (IS) in Libya, according to a report by French newspaper Le Monde.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 06:22
China has begun construction of a logistics base in Djibouti, the Ministry of Defence said on Thursday, what the Horn of African country's government calls a military facility that will be China's first overseas.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 06:32
United States airstrikes have helped to break a bloody impasse between Afghan troops and Taliban militants north of Kabul, allowing repair crews to reach downed power lines and restore electricity to the capital after more than three weeks of disruption, an Afghan official said on Tuesday.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 06:08
U.S. commanders in Iraq have identified up to a dozen Iraqi army brigades that could mount an attack on Mosul and potentially need U.S. combat advisers at brigade-level headquarters, a top American general in Iraq said Tuesday.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 06:15
Over 2015 and early 2016, there have been reports, ranging from staid to hyperbolic, about the Nigerian government's decision to hire private military companies (PMCs—or mercenaries to many) to bolster its armed forces' efforts to deal with Boko Haram.