Craig Whitlock

ReporterWashington, D.C.


A drone wreck in Syria and others in Yemen are pulling back the curtain on U.S. surveillance targets.

  • Mar 25, 2015

A battle with Islamist rebels left 44 police officers dead in an operation that targeted two terrorism suspects.

  • Mar 17, 2015

With the country in chaos, the U.S. cannot account for guns, vehicles and other equipment, amid fears that it is at risk of being seized by rebels or al-Qaeda, according to officials.

  • Mar 17, 2015

With Yemen in turmoil, U.S. officials fear some military equipment may have fallen into the hands of an Iranian-backed militia, or factions allied with al-Qaeda.

  • Mar 17, 2015

Adan Garaar, a senior leader in the militant group, may have been killed in the strike in Somalia, officials say.

  • Mar 13, 2015

Gen. Philip M. Breedlove says he has made recommendations to the White House on how to counter Moscow.

  • Feb 25, 2015

After a strategy session in Kuwait, Ashton Carter gave no sign that the mission will change direction.

  • Feb 23, 2015

The new Pentagon chief wants an intensive strategy discussion about Islamic State; no PowerPoint allowed.

  • Feb 22, 2015

American and Afghan officials said they might keep U.S. bases open longer than originally planned.

  • Feb 21, 2015

High on his agenda: determining if the U.S. needs to revisit its timetable for pulling out troops.

  • Feb 20, 2015
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