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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is leaving his post in February, citing conflicting views with President Donald Trump.
The president still has not visited service members in combat zones, 22 months into his term. President Barack Obama visited Iraq three months into his first term.
“We are not winning in Afghanistan right now,” Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had said.
The U.S.-backed bid to retake Mosul will feature several fighting forces. Some are bitter rivals, but all are hellbent on driving out ISIS.
Pretend you're out here with us.
WASHINGTON (AP) — One U.S. troop was killed and two wounded in fighting Tuesday in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military
The recent gains by ISIS have led many lawmakers -- on both sides of the aisle -- to reassess the administration’s strategy
"It's almost too difficult to believe that you'd have a member of Congress looking to carry water for the payday loan industry
Where Karzai lacked appreciation, Ghani made up for it tenfold Wednesday, extending olive branch after olive branch to U.S
It makes little sense to continue with the same tactic of perpetual war, without any assurance of a better strategic outcome. To assume that another Iraq war will keep us "safe" doesn't address the nature of terrorism or the nature of failed wars.
In Washington this week, pro-American Sunni leaders of Iraq's Western Anbar province asked the Obama Administration for weapons and 10,000 US troops to help "crush" Islamist terrorists -- again.
The Twitter account for U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) was hacked on Monday by individuals claiming to be part of the Islamic State, the militant group formerly known as ISIS.
Easy talk about "boots on the ground" grates on the senses. It seems an awfully cavalier way to talk about the American battle dead buried at Arlington and in cemeteries across the country. Of those I have known, in Iraq and Afghanistan and in other conflicts, each one was proud of being "boots on the ground," serving his or her country, proud of what they were accomplishing. Weary, perhaps, but resolute in their determination to see the job done. None, needless to say, wanted to die this way. But they were willing, trusting that the decision to send them was a thoughtful, considered judgment necessary for the good of the country.
Read more at The Guardian. Previously: Read more at the New York Times. A U.S. military-led rescue mission on Sinjar Mountain
Conservatives rally support for Troopathon, a fundraiser for the group Move America Forward.
Tonight, I'm joined by music legends Joe Elliott and Rick Savage, who reflect on their careers. With legions of fans around the world, the pop-metal band has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and recently embarked on a 42-city national tour to support U.S. troops.
Cast: CONCERNED AMERICAN ONE and CONCERNED AMERICAN TWO Setting: American supermarket. Rush hour. June 25, 2014.
If you've been watching cable news to learn about the situation in Iraq you might feel an odd sense of deja vu. The talking points may be a bit different, but the march to war is still the same. Watch Jason Linkins unravel the curious case of Iraq.