American troops helped keep a lid on the Islamic State in Iraq. The Suleimani killing changed all that.
It’s not just at Guantánamo. In a supermax facility on US soil, inmates are force fed — and barred from sharing their stories. An inmate breaks his silence for the first time.
Khalifa Haftar got the go-ahead to carry out a military campaign marked by atrocities.
Since Trump took office, figuring out whom the US is killing and why has become nearly impossible.
ISIS has regrouped in the area and continues to terrorize residents.
ISIS has not yet vanished. It is fighting a guerrilla war against the Iraqi State.
When Kurdish forces withdrew from disputed areas in October 2017, they left behind a security vacuum.
Rescuing and ransoming Christian hostages in Iraq.
Dispatches from Syria.
The untold story of the largest demonstration in history and the rise of a global antiwar movement.
The military has special recruiting programs targeting noncitizens for service. But after risking their lives in combat, many face deportation.
The Yazidis, victims of “the biggest case of enslavement this century,” say the world has let them down.
How the FBI created a terrorist.
How the P.K.K., Peshmerga, and a few westerners are fighting ISIS.
America’s biggest defense and aerospace contractors are pouring thousands into Frank Gaffney’s “work.”
Despite US military efforts, maritime insecurity has been markedly on the rise in the Gulf of Guinea.
As the Obama administration signals an effort to partner with the kingdom as its key ally against ISIS, the Saudi government adds GOP Super PAC Chair Norm Coleman to its payroll.
Talking heads are fanning fears of ISIS — but the public doesn’t know about their links to Pentagon contractors.
A hushed Pentagon investigation reveals just how poorly US Africa Command has handled its humanitarian missions.
Civil war and food insecurity in South Sudan — and how US nation-building crashed and burned in Africa.