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.
WASHINGTON (AP) — One U.S. troop was killed and two wounded in fighting Tuesday in southern Afghanistan, the U.S. military
"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
10 Reasons Why America Should Let Others Destroy ISIS and End Perpetual Military Involvement in Iraq
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.
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
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