Craig Whitlock

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The expansion highlights the growing U.S. counterterrorism cooperation in the region with France.

  • Sep 1, 2014

The United States and France are expanding their military presence in West Africa with a complementary network of small bases to support counterterrorism missions and drone flights.

  • Sep 1, 2014

Maj. Gen. Michael T. Harrison Sr., a former commander of Army forces in Japan, will have to retire as a brigadier general, effectively a demotion that will cost him pension benefits.

  • Aug 27, 2014

U.S. military officials said the cutter, which regularly patrols international waters, approached the vessel.

  • Aug 26, 2014

The locations of the units and aircraft involved are masked to avoid embarrassing partners in the region.

  • Aug 26, 2014

The U.S. has filed a formal complaint over a “dangerous intercept” of a Navy Poseidon P-8 patrol aircraft.

  • Aug 22, 2014

The counterattack is bolstered by U.S. airstrikes in a new phase of the American military mission.

  • Aug 18, 2014

Regina E. Dugan was cited by the Defense Department’s inspector general in a breach-of-ethics case.

  • Aug 14, 2014

But there are still elderly people and children stranded on the mountain, refugees say.

  • Aug 14, 2014

The Pentagon press secretary, said that conditions on the mountain range became clear only after a team of about 20 U.S. Special Forces landed there Wednesday.

  • Aug 14, 2014
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