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U.S. missteps defined anti-terror effort in Africa

The U.S. military was closely tracking a one-eyed bandit across the Sahara in 2003 when it confronted a hard choice that is still reverberating a decade later. Should it try to kill or capture the target, an Algerian jihadist named Mokhtar Belmokhtar, or let him go?


Obama Admits U.S. Is Fighting Al Qaeda in Somalia and Yemen

Barack Obama

The acknowledgment that United States military forces have taken “direct action” in those countries opens the window further into the president’s secret war on terrorists.


Ten years on, Taliban says "victory is with us"

Ten years on, Taliban says

The Taliban vowed to keep fighting until all foreign forces left Afghanistan in a statement on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the U.S. military campaign in the country.


"No boots on our ground": Pakistan warns U.S.

Pakistan would not tolerate any incursion on its territory by U.S. forces targeting militant groups, the country's interior minister said on Thursday, calling for Washington to provide the intelligence Islamabad needs to take them out itself.


Source: U.S. contracts funded Taliban

A U.S. military task force has discovered that part of a $2.16 billion transportation contract was diverted through a murky network of subcontractors and into the hands of a group of Afghan power-brokers, criminals and Taliban insurgents, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.


First Time in Nine-Year War That Tanks Will Be in Afghanistan

First Time in Nine-Year War That Tanks Will Be in Afghanistan

Looking for more firepower in the tough fight against the Taliban in southern Afghanistan, Marines are scheduled to receive 14 tanks next month, which would be the first time the US military has used tanks in the nine-year war in ...


US confirms 2 al-Qaida in Iraq leaders killed

US confirms 2 al-Qaida in Iraq leaders killed

The U.S. military confirms the two leaders of al-Qaida in Iraq have been killed in a joint operation with Iraqi forces.


U.S. faults command over Afghan ambush that killed 8

The U.S. military blamed "shortcomings in command oversight" and delays in closing a remote outpost in northeastern Afghanistan ...


U.S. commander offers more upbeat Afghanistan view

The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan said on Thursday the security situation there remained serious but was not deteriorating, giving a more upbeat view than from other U.S. military and intelligence officials.


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