“Al Shabab has had more freedom to maneuver,” Maj. Gen. Dagvin R.M. Anderson, who commands American Special Operations forces in Africa, said in an interview.…View More Pentagon Weighs Proposal to Send Dozens of Troops Back to Somalia
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is aiming to bolster information sharing with technology companies, potentially expand hiring of intelligence analysts and improve screening of government…View More Biden Administration Forms Blueprint to Combat Domestic Extremism
U.S. troops carried out virtually every military mission they were given. Soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines overall fulfilled their duty with courage, skill and honor.…View More We Cannot Afford to Turn Our Backs on Afghanistan
ERBIL, Iraq — Basim Razzo’s apartment in the Iraqi Kurdish city of Erbil is pristine, with none of the clutter of most family homes. The…View More A Path of Forgiveness After Unimaginable Loss in Iraq
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is considering seeking authorization to carry out airstrikes to support Afghan security forces if Kabul or another major city is in…View More U.S. Weighs Possibility of Airstrikes if Afghan Forces Face Crisis
KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 10 people were killed and 16 others injured in an armed attack on staff members of a British-American charity in…View More Attack in Afghanistan Kills 10 From Charity That Clears Land Mines
“Je me vois en eux,’’ a dit M. Rabeh lors d’un entretien. Il a grandi dans une autre banlieue, près de Trappes. Son père, un…View More Trappes est-elle, un ‘territoire perdu de la République’?
“I see myself in them,” Mr. Rabeh said in an interview. He grew up in another banlieue, near Trappes. His father had been an immigrant…View More The Mayor, the Teacher and a Fight over a ‘Lost Territory’ of France
WASHINGTON — The rapid U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan is creating intense pressure on the C.I.A. to find new ways to gather intelligence and carry…View More C.I.A. Scrambles for New Approach in Afghanistan
When I wrote a couple of columns criticizing Israel as well as Hamas over the recent Gaza war, I had pushback from readers who asked:…View More Were My Criticisms of Israel Fair?