U.S. Central Command

Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia: Top three stunning admissions from the top U.S. general in the Middle East

The top U.S. general in the Middle East testified before Congress on Tuesday and dropped several bombshells: from signaled support for the Iran …

Middle East

In Saudi War Room, Generals Grapple With Yemen Fight

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—Maj. Gen. Abdullah Al-Ghamdi stands in the middle of Saudi Arabia’s war room and points to a white truck driving across a live drone feed from Yemen nearly 1,000 miles away.<p>“Look,” he says as the truck silently kicks up dust while passing a small compound, “there is a group of …

Middle East

Senators: It’s time for the U.S. to defend its involvement in Yemen — or get out

Senators are starting to question what the U.S. is doing in the Middle East, and why we’re involved<p>For three years now, bombs have fallen on thousands of innocent people in Yemen, and the United States military says it has no idea if any of the munitions are U.S.-made or if the Saudi-led coalition …

Middle East

Trump asked for $4 billion from Saudis for Syria

<b>By Paul Sonne and Karen Deyoung</b>, <i>The Washington Post</i>In a December phone call with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, President Donald Trump had an idea he …

Middle East

U.S. Air Force Identifies Seven Killed in Iraq Helicopter Crash | World News | US News

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force identified seven men who died in a helicopter crash in western Iraq on Thursday.<p>Those killed were Mark …

U.S. Air Force

Pentagon: 7 dead in U.S. helicopter crash

BEIRUT — A U.S. military helicopter crashed in western Iraq on Thursday, killing all seven people on board, the Pentagon confirmed yesterday.In a …

Middle East

We Asked Gen. Petraeus If The Iraq War Was Worth It. Here's What He Said.

Fifteen years of war have turned Iraqi cities such as Ramadi, Fallujah, and Mosul into ruins. Iraq remains as divided as ever along sectarian lines, …

Middle East

Semi strikes Fromberg school bus

Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>><p>Updated:Friday, March 16 2018 3:58 PM EDT2018-03-16 19:58:18 GMT<p>After being dormant for four years, the …


A U.S. Military Helicopter With Seven People On Board Has Crashed in Iraq

(WASHINGTON) — A U.S. military helicopter has crashed in western Iraq with seven service members on board, U.S. officials said Thursday.<p>The officials …

Middle East

US military aircraft crashes in Iraq, officials say

A U.S. Black Hawk military helicopter with American service members aboard crashed in western Iraq near the border with Syria, officials said Thursday.<p>"Rescue teams are responding to the scene of the downed aircraft at this time," U.S. Central Command said in a statement.<p>An earlier statement said …


US helicopter crashes in western Iraq, killing 7 servicemembers

A helicopter carrying American servicemembers crashed in western Iraq, the military said on Thursday, killing all seven on board.<p>‘‘Rescue teams are …

Middle East

The Pentagon Wants To AI To Reveal Deceptive Adversaries’ True Intentions

<b>From eastern Europe to southern Iraq</b>, the U.S. military faces a difficult problem, adversaries pretending to be something they’re not —think Russia’s …

Artificial Intelligence

Watch Coalition Airstrikes on ISIS-Controlled Buildings

Videos released by U.S. Central Command depicts U.S. and Coalition airstrikes on ISIS-controlled facilities near Sinjar and Salah ad Din province in Iraq on Feb. 18th and 20th. No audio.

Middle East

CIA director pick wasn't present for detainee's torture

Confirmation hearings for Gina Haspel as CIA director are expected to be contentious.


U.S. Military Helicopter Crashes Near Syrian Border In Iraq, Fatalities Reported

A U.S. Military helicopter has crashed in western Iraq near the border with Syria, U.S. Central Command said in a late Thursday statement.<p>March 15, …


Kyrgyzstan Out, Central Asia In: Parsing CENTCOM’s 2018 Posture Statement

It’s springtime once more in Washington, and with the season change comes the annual U.S. Central Command posture statement, delivered to the Senate …

Central Asia

Connect 2018 Alumni Bios

Alumni Bios<p>Alyana Auerbach<p>Today - Alayna lives in NYC as a deals consultant at PwC. Alayna helps clients derive maximum value from both potential and …

College & University

U.S. Military Aircraft Crashes With U.S. Personnel Onboard in Western Iraq | World News | US News

RAMADI, Iraq (Reuters) - A U.S. military aircraft carrying U.S. service members crashed in western Iraq, U.S. Central Command said in a statement …

Military Aircraft

Preparing for the Worst-Case Scenario: Building Coalitions Left of Boom

The United States has led multiple coalitions for the low intensity conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan since the Sept. 11 attacks, yet the U.S. and …


Mattis Pentagon goes rogue, defies POTUS, backs Iran nuke deal

On the heels of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s firing, due to his defiance of President Trump in support of the Iran nuclear deal, rogue Pentagon …

Conservative View

Behind Theranos' rise and dramatic fall: The powerful backers in money, tech and politics

In 2014, they said she was the next Steve Jobs with her business secrets and innovation, but Elizabeth Holmes’ hot start-up Theranos didn’t last very long. USA TODAY


End the Weaponisation of Water in Central Asia

Four Central Asian states – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan – have argued over their water resources since the collapse of the …


Defeat of ISIS 'within our grasp,' CENTCOM commander says

WASHINGTON -- The United States and its partners have made significant progress in Iraq and Syria, but investments are needed to ensure the gains …

Middle East

Who's in Trump's Cabinet? A full list of the president's top advisers

President Trump’s Cabinet is made up of department heads and advisers he’s hand-picked – and they all have vastly different backgrounds.<p>But his Cabinet, which includes the heads of 15 executive departments and others, such as the vice president and White House chief of staff, hasn’t remained the …

Donald Trump

Rear Adm. Scott Stearney Nominated to Lead U.S. 5th Fleet

Rear Adm. Scott A StearneyThe Pentagon announced on Thursday the next candidate to lead U.S. 5th Fleet and naval forces in the Middle East.Navy Rear …


Theranos chief executive Elizabeth Holmes charged with massive fraud

Elizabeth Holmes, founder and chief executive of the blood-testing company Theranos, has been charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with an “elaborate, years-long fraud” in which she and former company president Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani allegedly “deceived investors into believing that …


A mysterious new terrorist group is emerging in Iraq — and it could be the next ISIS

A new group in Iraq called White Flag is coming under close scrutiny by U.S. intelligence agencies amid concerns the terrorist organization could become a regional successor to the Islamic State.<p>White Flag is an armed group operating in areas of northwestern and central Iraq since late last year …

Middle East

USS America ARG, 15th MEU Leaders Talk Ship’s First Operational Deployment

The amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6), left, and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Hopper (DDG 70) are underway in …


Tillerson's Exit Could Doom the Iran Nuclear Deal

President Donald Trump’s sacking of his top diplomat, Rex Tillerson, signals America’s likely withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement, and raises …

South Asia

CENTCOM chief backs Iran deal as Trump chooses critic for top diplomacy job

WASHINGTON― The head of U.S. Central Command expressed his support for the Iran nuclear deal Tuesday while testifying before the Senate Armed …

South Asia