The man with the Islamic State scarf appears to be playing a kind of jihadist peekaboo. In the photo, he hides his features behind the terrorist group's infamous logo but shows just enough background scenery so viewers can recognize his location: New York's Central Park, in wintertime.
When Secretary of Defense James Mattis announced the new National Defense Strategy Friday by stressing that "inter-state strategic competition, not terrorism, is now the primary concern in U.S. national security," he solidified a theme prominent in other security policies laid out by President Trump's administration.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is pushing to reestablish contact with Indonesia's premier counterterror force, he said Tuesday, decades after it was barred from working closely with U.S. forces because of human-rights abuses.
Three months ago, I was sitting here in my office with my colleagues, celebrating the liberation of Raqqa from the Islamic State. The Islamic State's fighters were vanquished by our own Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), with the help of our American allies.
If you are a person that doesn’t buy into abstract Asian philosophies like Shibumi, then you are not alone. I didn’t either, at first. Shibumi is a very abstract idea. Can you be successful without it? Absolutely. But I would be remiss if I didn’t share all the tools that I believe have contributed to my success. You can pick and choose which ones you want to use.
The U.S. Army is readying plans that could increase the total force in Afghanistan by as many as 1,000 U.S. troops this spring beyond the 14,000 already in the country, senior military officials said.
Turkey on Sunday opened a new front in its assault on Kurdish militias in northern Syria, launching a ground offensive with allied Syrian rebels and injecting new uncertainty into an already volatile civil war.
At least 18 people, including 14 foreigners, were killed Saturday during a 13-hour overnight siege by Taliban attackers at an international hotel overlooking the Afghan capital, officials said.
As of Jan. 1, the United States military finally began accepting transgender recruits.