The US military involvement in Syria is likely to expand further under the administration of Donald Trump, who is reviewing plans for more ground troops and greater firepower in an unauthorized bid to recapture the Daesh (ISIL) stronghold of Raqqah in the country’s northeast.
The Pentagon has expanded the scope of its investigations into a nude photo sharing scandal by US military personnel after finding evidence that it goes beyond the Marine Corps and includes servicemen from all forces.
Donald Trump is seeking what he called a "historic" increase in defense spending, but ran into immediate opposition from Republicans in Congress who must approve his plan and said it was not enough to meet the military's needs.
Pentagon chief James Mattis and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman express their full rejection of the suspicious activities and interventions by Iran and its agents.
The US military says its airstrikes have killed two senior al-Qaeda operatives in Syria in two separate incidents.
US B-2 bombers have carried out airstrikes against the Daesh (ISIS / ISIL) terrorist group in the North African country of Libya, killing over 80 terrorists, according to Pentagon officials.
The Pentagon will deploy a new task force of approximately 300 US Marines to Afghanistan’s restive Helmand province, marking the return to a region where hundreds of troops were killed in fierce combat.
The US Pentagon has said that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi is alive and still leading the group. Pentagon spokesperson said the US was doing “everything to track his movements”.
The US Navy has put in a $303 million order for 214 Tomahawk cruise missiles and spares, a major contract that is likely to draw more fire over the force’s extravagant policies over the past years.
A senior US military official has claimed that the the so-called “coalition” forces have killed 50,000 Daesh (ISIL) terrorists in the past two years throughout Iraq and Syria, pointing to a figure that is considerably larger than previous estimates.