American and coalition aircraft dropped more bombs inside the Islamic State-held Syrian city of Raqqa in a single month than U.S. warplanes fired on Taliban and other extremist groups across all of Afghanistan during the same time frame, a recently released independent report on the coalition air war in Syria says.
Iran’s president ridiculed President Trump at the United Nations on Wednesday as an “ignorant” novice in world affairs and said the U.S. would damage its credibility by following through on Mr. Trump’s threat to pull out of the nuclear deal with Tehran.
Both the Democrat and Republican in Virginia’s governor’s race say the state doesn’t have any sanctuary cities — contradicting the Trump administration, which earlier this year fingered two counties as sanctuaries for refusing to fully cooperate with deportations.
The Islamic State command is calling for a big shift in battlefield tactics to guerrilla warfare, acknowledging that the U.S.-led coalition’s precise air campaign is methodically picking apart its clustered forces.
A country that has long fiercely resisted foreign occupiers is ready to accept a long-term U.S. military presence to ensure stability and security, Afghanistan’s ambassador to Washington said in an interview, adding that Kabul is also ready to forge stronger ties with regional powers such as Iran and India to defeat an Islamist insurgency and serve as a check to neighboring Pakistan.
Russia’s main ally in eastern Europe moved to ease fears of war breaking out in the region, as the U.S. and NATO allies on the Russian border continues to keep a wary eye on Moscow’s ongoing massive military drills in the Baltics.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders hinted Wednesday that President Trump might make changes to the Iran nuclear deal soon.
President Trump took aim at the twin threats of North Korea and Iran on Tuesday at the United Nations, warning that the U.S. is prepared to “totally destroy” North Korea over its reckless nuclear weapons programs and calling on the world body to confront more forcefully Tehran’s support of Islamist terrorism.
Investigators probing the deadly collision between the guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker last month believe the primary cause was a loss of steering control and the crew’s failure to compensate.
NEWS ANALYSIS: President Obama ended his first speech to the United Nations with a call to respect universal rights and the U.N. itself, saying all nations owed an obligation to the international body.
Turkey is reportedly weighing whether to take diplomatic action against Iraqi Kurdistan ahead of a critical independence vote in the semi-autonomous region of northern Iraq, days after reinforcing military positions along Turkey’s 200-mile border with the country.
The American attitude toward North Korea appears to be evolving — and not necessarily in a docile direction. The number of Americans who would support a U.S. military response to the rogue nation’s aggression is “significantly higher” these days, according to a new Gallup poll.