• WASHINGTON, USA - SEPTEMBER 16:  General Lloyd J. Austin III, Commander of  U.S. Central Command, takes his seat before testifying at a Senate Armed Service Committee hearing on U.S. Military Operations to Counter the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant with Under Secretary Of Defense For Policy Christine Worth in Washington, USA on September 16, 2015. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
    September 16, 2015  

    A number of intelligence officers say that senior officials have been painting an overly optimistic picture of the fight against the Islamic State group. A Pentagon investigation is now underway, and the issue was the subject of a Capitol Hill hearing. Jeffrey Brown talks to Mark Mazzetti of The New York Times and retired Col. Derek Harvey, a former Army intelligence officer. Continue reading

  • September 8, 2009  

    In other news, four American soldiers were killed by roadside bombings in Iraq, making Tuesday the bloodiest day for U.S. troops there in more than two months. And four other Americans died in eastern Afghanistan. Continue reading