Army First Lt. Weston Lee was killed in action Saturday while patrolling outside the partially Islamic State-held city of Mosul, the department of defense announced Sunday.
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Former Islamic extremist warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar returned Saturday to public life in Afghanistan, after reaching a peace deal with the Afghan government.
Close to two thousand U.S. troops will deploy to Afghanistan in the summer of 2017 as part of a regular rotation, at a time when Taliban insurgents control more territory than at any time since the war began in 2001.
President Donald Trump refrained from elaborating on his strategy to defeat the Islamic State in his 100 days interview with Reuters, saying only that they should be "humiliated."
Western Islamic State fighters are attempting to flee home via Turkey as the terrorist group's territory in Iraq and Syria shrinks, The Guardian reports.
Israel's patriot missile system shot down a drone over the Golan heights Thursday, the Israeli Defense Forces announced Thursday.
President Donald Trump has delegated authority to decide troop levels in the fight against ISIS to Secretary of Defense James Mattis.
Israeli jets likely took out a Hezbollah weapons depot near Damascus International Airport, Reuters reports.
Satellite imagery of the Islamic State's capital in Raqqa reveals an increasingly isolated city preparing for assault, CNN reports.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reacted harshly Tuesday to Secretary of Defense James Mattis's accusation that Russia is funding the Taliban in Afghanistan.
The U.S. Air Force is dispatching the F-35A to Estonia Tuesday to reassure its European allies just days after Russian bombers flew near the coast of Alaska, CNN reports.
Taliban militants pulled off a well-planned complex attack on the Afghan National Security Forces Friday, killing more soldiers in a single day than at any point since the war began in 2001.
A U.S.-supplied Iraqi Security Force M1 Abrams tank recently took out an Islamic State suicide-borne car bomb, according to a video that surfaced Saturday.
President Donald Trump does not envision dispatching many more troops to the Middle East to defeat the Islamic State, he told the Associated Press Friday.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Afghanistan the same day the Afghan minister of defense quit. The visit also comes three days after Afghan Defense Forces suffered their biggest single day loss of life in the entire war.
Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly lamented the difficulty in stopping homegrown violent extremists in an interview with CBS Face The Nation that aired Sunday.
The likely use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in April has prompted widespread questions about how chemical weapons actually work.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis told reporters Thursday the military has not conducted a battle damage assessment after use of the largest non-nuclear bomb on the Islamic State, because troops still have a job to do.