The U.S.-led coalition has launched significantly more airstrikes against the Islamic State this year, increasing the number of bombs dropped on the terrorist group by about 50 percent.
The American-led offensive to retake the Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa in Syria will fail to hamper the terrorist group’s ambitions to perpetuate attacks against the West, the top U.S. intelligence official said Tuesday.
Defense Secretary James Mattis said Friday that President Donald Trump has accelerated the international campaign against the Islamic State by directing U.S.-led coalition forces to surround enemy fighters in their strongholds before advancing to attack them.
The United States and Saudi Arabia formally designated a senior leader of the Iranian-backed extremist group Hezbollah as a terrorist on Friday, the State Department announced.
Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) released a statement on Tuesday lamenting President Donald Trump’s decision to give Russian diplomats classified information about an Islamic State operation.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to defend himself after reports surfaced that he shared classified information with Russian diplomats in the Oval Office last week.
Former President Barack Obama claimed in an interview published Monday that not bombing Syria during his time in office “required the most political courage.”
A federal grand jury on Thursday charged an Ohio man with one count of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State terrorist organization.
President Trump’s national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, will brief the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the administration’s plan to to defeat the Islamic State in an off-the-record meeting Wednesday.