U.S. military

  • April 27, 2017  

    In our news wrap Thursday, two U.S troops were killed while a third was left wounded during an overnight raid in Afghanistan near the Pakistani border. The additional casualties come as the U.S. military continues to battle Islamic State fighters. Also, the Pentagon’s inspector general confirmed an investigation into foreign payments made to former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Continue reading

  • April 7, 2017  

    President Trump ordered a U.S. military strike Thursday night in Syria. The target: the Assad military’s Sharyat air base, which U.S. officials say acted as a launch pad for a chemical attack that killed more than 80 people. The attack drew widespread support from American allies, and condemnation from the Syrians and their allies. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • This 2015 file photo shows U.S. soldiers from Dragon Troop of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment discuss their mission during their first training exercise of the new year near operating base Gamberi in the Laghman province of Afghanistan. Photo by REUTERS/Lucas Jackson.
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    WASHINGTON – The Trump administration opened a new military front Thursday when it ordered dozens of cruise missiles against a Syrian air base, adding to a growing list of recent U.S. military forays. A look at where the United States … Continue reading

  • March 31, 2017  

    On the campaign stump, Donald Trump promised to give the U.S. military more freedom to strike terrorist targets around the world. Now the president has approved the Pentagon’s plan to intensify its targeting of al-Shabab strongholds in Somalia. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with former State Department official Sarah Sewall about the new changes for military operations. Continue reading

  • March 29, 2017  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, the U.S. military announced that its review of a disputed airstrike in Iraq, which reportedly killed at least 100 civilians, is now a formal investigation. Also, China and the European Union stood by their commitments to the Paris Accord on climate change, following President Trump’s actions aimed at rolling back efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions. Continue reading

  • March 23, 2017  

    The Pentagon has authorized the deployment of 400 additional troops to Syria in the ongoing fight against the Islamic State militant group. Judy Woodruff discusses the U.S.’s deepening military involvement and the complexities with former Defense Department official Andrew Exum and Bulent Aliriza of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Continue reading

  • January 13, 2017  

    President Obama came into office with a desire to wind down America’s wars overseas. Today the Middle East is a far more volatile place than it was. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner reports and Judy Woodruff gets an assessment from Gen. David Petraeus, former Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon, and Eric Edelman, former State and Defense Department official. Continue reading

  • December 23, 2016  

    From around the world, members of the United States military sing the classic Christmas carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” The segment was done in collaboration with the Pentagon. Continue reading

  • December 7, 2016  

    With the naming of Linda McMahon to head the Small Business Administration, President-elect Trump has now named numerous billionaires as leaders in his administration. Sean Spicer, chief strategist for the Republican National Committee, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the significance of the latest figures named to the administration, plus remarks by first lady Michelle Obama. Continue reading

  • November 11, 2016  

    In Tuesday’s presidential contest, veterans preferred Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton at a rate of nearly 2 to 1, according to exit poll data. So on this Veterans Day, what are former military service members expecting from the new president? Judy Woodruff interviews Paul Rieckhoff, Executive Director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, about hopes for the new administration. Continue reading

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