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Pentagon

New commander in Afghanistan reviews drawdown plans

New commander in Afghanistan reviews drawdown plansA number of variables need to be considered before the curtain is brought down on the 13-year war in Afghanistan, officials say.
  • Pentagon
  • 1 week ago
Pentagon

U.S. faces uphill battle in Iraq's Anbar

U.S. faces uphill battle in Iraq's AnbarThe Obama administration moves to deploy military advisers directly on the ground in Anbar and other battle zones.
  • Pentagon
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Capitol Hill

White House details new $5.6B war request, billions for O&M

White House details new $5.6B war request, billions for O&MThe White House's new $5.6 billion request for additional funding to fight the military advances of the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria contains specific provisions that begin to detail the scope of the missions launched so far and how expensive it will be to...
  • Capitol Hill
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Pentagon

Back to Anbar: About 50 U.S. troops deploy to Al-Asad Air Base

Back to Anbar: About 50 U.S. troops deploy to Al-Asad Air BaseAbout 50 troops have deployed to Anbar province ahead of U.S. advisers for the Iraqi military.
  • Pentagon
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Pentagon

Islamic State could replace leader if necessary

Islamic State could replace leader if necessaryThe Pentagon has been unable to confirm reports that the leader of the Islamic State was injured or killed this weekend, but his loss wouldn't necessarily spell the end of the organization.
  • Pentagon
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Opinion

Commentary: Iraqis thanks U.S. veterans as shared struggle continues

Commentary: Iraqis thanks U.S. veterans as shared struggle continuesShortly after I arrived in Washington, D.C., last year as my country's new envoy to the United States, I visited Arlington National Cemetery. I felt honor-bound to pay tribute to the American servicemen and women who made the ultimate sacrifice to rid my country of...
  • Opinion
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Pentagon

U.S. says Islamic State leader not targeted in Iraq airstrikes

U.S. says Islamic State leader not targeted in Iraq airstrikesA Pentagon spokesman says a U.S. airstrike on a 10-vehicle convoy in northern Iraq last week was targeting Islamic State "battlefield leaders," but not senior leaders like Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the group's most senior leader.
  • Pentagon
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
News

Iraqi officials say Islamic State leader wounded in airstrike

Iraqi officials say Islamic State leader wounded in airstrikeBAGHDAD – Iraqi officials said Sunday that an airstrike wounded the leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-B...
  • News
  • 1 week, 5 days ago