The death toll from a series of Syrian government airstrikes on the Islamic State group's stronghold in northeastern Syria has risen to at least 95, making it one of the deadliest attacks on the city of Raqqa in the past three years.
Beyond their cute faces and adorable demeanor, the Navy’s Marine Mammal Program California sea lions are highly trained military assets, skilled in detecting and defending against mines and enemy swimmers.
President Barack Obama’s decision to reverse course and seek a congressional authorization for the war against the Islamic State has so far served only to reignite criticism of his entire military strategy against the extremists.
The U.S. military is considering sending a limited number of American ground forces to fight alongside Iraqi troops as they launch complex missions to regain territory lost to Islamic State militants, the country’s top military officer said Thursday.
Afghanistan’s economic future is tied to the new government’s ability to tamp down the rampant drug trade within its borders, the United Nations’ counternarcotics official in Afghanistan said Wednesday.