Military Operations

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 07:40
The Egyptian National Defense Council led by President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi agreed on Thursday to extend military operations in the Arabian Gulf and Red Sea regions for one more year for national security reasons, state-run MENA news agency reported.
Friday, January 15, 2016 - 06:42
We should unleash our airpower in support of our Afghan partners in the same way that we support our Iraqi and Syrian partners against extremists.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 06:45
The U.S. and China, major powers with a minor footprint, are both poised for much deeper and more direct involvement in African affairs. And rather than finding themselves on a crash course, they're facing a more complex — and, for America, unnerving — situation.
Friday, December 18, 2015 - 06:12
In November, the U.S. Navy’s CVN-73-class, nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington visited Brazil for the 56th edition of the multi-national Naval exercise UNITAS.
Monday, December 14, 2015 - 06:32
More than six months after falling to the Islamic State, the city center of Ramadi is under siege by Iraqi security forces and tribal fighters backed by American air power. Commanders say that as few as 300 militants remain holed up inside, behind a defense of elaborate tunnels, booby-trapped buildings and roads laced with hidden bombs.
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 06:59
As American intelligence agencies grapple with the expansion of the Islamic State beyond its headquarters in Syria, the Pentagon has proposed a new plan to the White House to build up a string of military bases in Africa, Southwest Asia and the Middle East.
Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 06:18
Iraqi forces backed by U.S.-led airstrikes repelled Islamic State counterattacks here Wednesday, a day after the army gained an important foothold in the city.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 06:24
Iraqi forces announced Tuesday that they had driven the Islamic State out of large parts of Ramadi in a campaign to retake the capital of Iraq’s largest province, seven months after the city’s fall to the extremist group.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 06:29
In Sinjar, Iraq, fighters from the Islamic State carved a network of tunnels. To defend Hawija, Iraq, they erected a 10-foot sand wall. And virtually everywhere they have surrounded their positions with dense minefields of I.E.D.s, backed by machine guns, mortars and suicide bombers.
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.