Craig Whitlock

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The top military officer told Congress he could recommend that advisers accompany troops on the front lines.

  • Sep 16, 2014

13 years after 9/11, U.S. operations rage on against terrorist groups in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen.

  • Sep 11, 2014

Shift in rules of engagement is key component of President Obama’s plan to go on “offense” in Iraq, Syria.

  • Sep 11, 2014

Despite recent chilly ties, the U.S. is seeking Ankara’s cooperation in the fight against the Islamist extremists.

  • Sep 8, 2014

The troops were aided by U.S. airstrikes, marking a sharp escalation of the American military campaign.

  • Sep 7, 2014

The attacks marked a sharp escalation of the U.S. campaign as militants threatened to seize a dam.

  • Sep 7, 2014

The new NATO-directed coalition’s potential outreach would mark a shift in Western intervention inside Syria.

  • Sep 5, 2014

Officials say Ahmed Abdi Godane died in an airstrike against a Somali jihadist group with ties to al-Qaeda.

  • Sep 5, 2014

Ukraine’s Western allies warn Russia of further sanctions if peace talks turn out to be a “smoke screen.”

  • Sep 4, 2014

Russian advances in Ukraine give alliance a renewed sense of purpose. But will NATO answer the call?

  • Sep 3, 2014
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