Thomas Gibbons-Neff

Washington, D.C.

Thomas Gibbons-Neff was a Washington Post staff writer. He left The Post in September 2017.
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U.S. military closes outpost in southeastern Syria, ceding territory to Iranian proxies

The base is roughly 40 miles from a key border crossing with Jordan and Iraq.

September 19, 2017

In wake of airstrike, U.S. military moves to establish closer communication with Russian forces in Syria

Russia has denied taking part in the strike, despite a U.S. statement Saturday that specifically indicated Russian aircraft participated in the bombing.

September 17, 2017

U.S., NATO still trying to map out Afghanistan strategy

The delay is the byproduct of the American commander’s vision for the war and the alliance's ability to provide the troops required to make it a reality, according to a U.S. official.

September 16, 2017

U.S. official: Exposed gas line appears to have caused fire that engulfed Marine armored vehicle

The vehicle pulled off road and appears to have clipped a gas line.

September 15, 2017

One Special Forces soldier killed, seven injured during demolition training

It is just the latest accident in a deadly summer for the U.S. military.

September 14, 2017

Why did one of the U.S. Navy’s most advanced subs return to port with a pirate flag?

The Jolly Roger's presence on the conning tower of submarines goes back to 1914.

September 13, 2017

An old American rifle gains prominence in Islamic State propaganda footage

The rifle has been in use with the U.S. military since the 1950s.

September 7, 2017

3,500 more U.S. troops headed to Afghanistan, officials say

The Pentagon is expected to make an official announcement about the troop increase in the coming days.

September 6, 2017

An old Marine firebase gets new use in once-again expanding Afghan war

The base was named Fiddler's Green.

September 6, 2017