The president said he would look for alternatives to the costly prison in Cuba that holds 40 terrorism suspects, but stopped short of saying he might close it.
NYT At WarPresident Trump said on Wednesday night that “it’s crazy” that the United States spends about $13 million a year for each terrorism suspect held at the detention center at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and added that he would search for alternatives
Veterans share the moments during deployments when natural beauty took their breath away, even if just for a moment.
NYT At WarWith 80 percent of the American population living in heavily light-polluted urban areas, the first time many military service members get an unspoiled view of the stars is on a deployment overseas
Afghan commanders promised last year to stop fighting a static “checkpoint war.” But most of their soldiers are still hunkered down in their bases.
NYT At War“Police and soldiers are stuck in their bases,” said the head of the district council in Badghis Province in western Afghanistan. “The Taliban are killing security forces easily, but no one pays attention.”
Scammers are using social media to impersonate real American service members to cheat vulnerable people out of their money. The Defense Department seems helpless to stop it.
NYT At WarIn Friday's At War newsletter: A preview of @jacknicas's investigation into scammers who impersonate service members on Facebook to cheat people out of their money. His report is the focus of tonight's episode of The Weekly.
The recent deaths of U.S. service members in Afghanistan are part of a larger issue resulting from the Pentagon’s struggle to contend with multiple wars and new global threats at once.
NYT At WarDuring Mark Esper’s confirmation hearing on Tuesday, America’s long wars on terrorism disappeared, at least for a few hours. "They don’t even merit a mention during the confirmation hearing of the man nominated to be the next secretary of defense."
Special forces members engaged in extrajudicial killings and then altered crime scenes to make it look as if the victims had been resisting arrest, United Nations investigators said.
NYT At WarVenezuelan special forces have carried out thousands of extrajudicial killings in the past 18 months and then manipulated crime scenes to make it look as if the victims had been resisting arrest, the U.N. said
Iran claimed that the surveillance aircraft had entered its airspace, which the U.S. military denied, as each side accused the other of aggression.
NYT At WarPresident Trump approved military strikes against Iran in retaliation for downing an American surveillance drone, but pulled back from launching them on Thursday night after a day of escalating tensions
NYT At WarThe operation was underway in its early stages when it was called off, a senior administration official said. Planes were in the air and ships were in position, but no missiles had been fired when word came to stand down.
The Senate blocked the sale of billions of dollars of munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in a sharp and bipartisan rebuke of the Trump administration’s attempt to circumvent Congress.
NYT At WarThe Senate voted to block the sale of billions of dollars of munitions to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Thursday, in a sharp and bipartisan rebuke of the Trump administration’s attempt to circumvent Congress
Military officials received expedited requests for paperwork needed to pardon several military members on or around Memorial Day.
NYT At WarPresident Trump has requested the immediate preparation of paperwork needed to pardon several service members accused or convicted of war crimes, indicating that he plans to pardon the men around Memorial Day
One was America’s first female intelligence cartographer. The other handled classified spy reports on four continents. These are their stories.
NYT At WarThe women who managed the registry of the O.S.S. Secret Intelligence branch were like air traffic controllers for classified reports and documents pouring in from O.S.S. field agents across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East
As America strengthens its alliance with India to help counter China, critics say its military faces serious challenges, from the age of its hardware to the size of its budget.
NYT At WarIf war broke out, India could supply its troops with only 10 days of ammunition, according to government estimates. And 68% of the army’s equipment is so old, it is officially considered “vintage.” nyti.ms/2Tx7lec by @abihabib
U.S. forces would all but end their decade-long focus on training Afghan troops under the plan, which is being discussed in talks with the Taliban and was devised in part to appeal to President Trump.
NYT At WarThe plan calls for cutting by half in coming months the 14,000 American troops currently in Afghanistan. It would task the 8,600 European and Australian troops with training the Afghan military and largely shift U.S. operations to counterterrorism strikes