The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from veterans who had sued defense contractors over claims that toxic smoke from open burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan caused them serious health problems. One of the contractors, KBR, countered that…
By Hari Sreenivasan
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the rare morning attack in the U.S.-patrolled town of Manbij in northern Syria, saying one of its members carried out a suicide attack and detonated his vest filled with explosives.
By Bassem Mroue, Associated Press
U.S. Supreme Court cases involving the discrimination of trans people, either by banning them from the military or firing them because of their sex, have much more at stake than is often perceived. Chase Strangio, an attorney at ACLU’s LGBT…
By Ivette Feliciano
The results of Congo’s presidential election were delayed Sunday. And some 80 U.S. military personnel have been deployed to Central Africa to protect U.S. assets from possible “violent demonstrations” in over the outcome.
By Cara Anna, Associated Press
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
The former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said Sunday that withdrawing up to half the 14,000 American troops serving there would reduce the incentive for the Taliban to negotiate a peace deal after more than 17 years of war.
By Abdi Guled, Associated Press
The strikes were carried out in close coordination with Somalia's government and were "conducted to prevent al-Shabab from using remote areas as a safe haven to plot, direct, inspire, and recruit for future attacks," said the U.S. military statement.
The Pentagon blames a series of failures for last October's ambush deaths of four U.S. commandos in Niger. Citing poor preparation, communications and training, the investigation also found that the mission was not properly approved. Nick Schifrin gets analysis from…
By Jane Ferguson
After years of civil war and upheaval, Somalia is struggling to its feet, and the U.S. is back in with boots on the ground and drones in the skies. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson and videographer Alessandro Pavone report on the…
By Robert Burns, Associated Press
U.S. airstrikes also hit Islamic State fighters in Libya days earlier.
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