The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan said on Wednesday that a series of failures, including “avoidable human error” caused an AC-130 to fire on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, killing 30 staff and patients.
A former CIA director said the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State has been reluctant to attack oil wells controlled by the extremist group due in part to environmental concerns.
A State Department chronology of the Nov. 13 Islamic State attacks in Paris shows the terrorists were as inept as they were skilled killers.
By attending a climate-change conference in Paris next week, President Obama said Tuesday, he and other world leaders will show Islamic State terrorists that they cannot win.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered state-of-the art air defense missile systems to be deployed at a Russian air base in Syria following the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey, a move that raised the threat of a military confrontation between the NATO member and Russia.
The U.S. military on Tuesday labeled as an “incursion” the Russian fighter jet that was shot down by Turkish aircraft over the Syria-Turkey border.
Like many other American families this holiday season, the Hayden clan will set aside time to, once again, watch Frank Capra’s 1946 classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
The downing of a Russian fighter jet by Turkey raised the complex tensions around Syria’s multisided civil war to new heights Tuesday, putting more pressure on the Obama administration to take a more aggressive leadership role in the conflict to head off a further escalation between Moscow and Ankara.
A hostage situation in the northern French town of Roubaix ended Tuesday night with all of the hostages released safely and one hostage-taker killed by police.
Here in this week of reflection and gratitude, it is high time you smug and intolerant Americans take a long look at yourselves. Why, dirty Americans, do you hate people from exotic, war-torn places? Why do you despise other cultures? Why do you so hate freedom of religion? Or, as President Obama wonders, why are you all so Islamophobic?
A Russian military pilot whose plane was shot down by Turkey and crashed in Syria arrived on Wednesday at an air base in Latakia province after being rescued by a Syrian army commando unit, Syrian and Russian officials said.
The U.S. airstrike that destroyed a charity hospital in Afghanistan last month was the result of human errors, failures in procedure and technical malfunctions, two military officials told The New York Times.