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Slain Pentagon officer was attacked Tuesday without provocation, FBI says

Officer George Gonzalez, who joined the Pentagon Force Protection Agency in 2018, was an Iraq War veteran.
  • Aug 4, 2021

Attack on oil tanker off the coast of Oman kills two crew members

The incident was the deadliest in a string of recent attacks on shipping attributed to Iran or Israel.
  • Jul 30, 2021

Navy brings charges against sailor suspected of starting catastrophic ship fire

The USS Bonhomme Richard burned alongside a dock in San Diego for days last summer, and has been declared a complete loss.
  • Jul 29, 2021

U.S. escalates airstrikes on Taliban, officials say, as Afghan military loses ground

Four of the strikes were carried out on Wednesday and Thursday, including some in Kandahar, one official said.
  • Jul 23, 2021

Pentagon to house Afghan interpreters at Fort Lee in Virginia

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said he expects them to be on the base for "a few days."
  • Jul 19, 2021

U.S. diplomats in Afghanistan face daunting, dangerous mission with little military backup

As American military forces depart, the shrinking cadre of civilians bunkered in Kabul will encounter significant challenges, current and former officials say.
  • Jul 17, 2021

Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan steps down, marking a symbolic end to 20 years of war

President Biden said last week that the military withdrawal he ordered will be complete Aug. 31, but virtually all other troops, contractors and equipment already have exited.
  • Jul 12, 2021

Biden forcefully defends Afghan pullout despite Taliban gains

In his first comments on Afghanistan since announcing the U.S. withdrawal, the president offered a full-throated defense of his decision against the backdrop of an increasingly tense security landscape.
  • Jul 8, 2021