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USS Theodore Roosevelt sailor dies from COVID-19 complications

A sailor from the USS Theodore Roosevelt, the US Navy aircraft carrier taken out of rotation due to a coronavirus…

Here’s how the US military is preparing for COVID-19

The US military is adopting broader measures to protect personnel from the global coronavirus pandemic. Here are the latest updates.

Slow admissions of civilian harm in Somalia raise questions about US transparency

AFRICOM’s new commander General Stephen Townsend drove openness in civilian casualty reporting in the war against ISIS in Iraq and…

AFRICOM shifts strategy from degrading to containing West Africa insurgents, OIG report says

United States Africa Command has shifted its strategy from degrading violent extremist organizations in West Africa to simply containing their…

Family says teenage girl killed in US airstrike that targeted Al Shabaab in Somalia

US Africa Command said no civilians were killed in a Febrary 2nd strike, but relatives say one young woman was…

France boosts Barkhane force to 5,100 troops to further focus on Mali-Burkina Faso-Niger tri-border area

France is to boost the number of troops deployed to its Operation Barkhane counter-terrorism mission in the Sahel to 5,100

Sahel Coalition: G5 and France agree new joint command, will prioritize fight against Islamic State

France and the G5 Sahel will form a military coalition under joint command and focus counter-insurgency efforts against ISIS

More than 50 ‘terrorists’ killed in French commando operations in Mali

Supported by helicopters, jets and armed Reaper drones, commandoes deployed to Operation Barkhane conducted three helicopter-borne assaults in Mali

Iran Quds Force commander Qassam Soleimani killed in US airstrike near Baghdad

Iran Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani and Kataib Hezbollah leader Abul Mahdi al-Muhandis were killed in a US airstrike at…

Fearing conscription into Assad’s army, Syrian Kurds flee to Iraq

Syrian Kurdish men in Iraq say they fled not only Turkey's military offensive but the possibility of conscription into Assad's…