Defense

Treasury Sanctions Iranian Officials Over Ballistic Missile Support To Yemen Rebels

Defense | Will Racke
Houthi performers dance during a rally to mark the third anniversary of the Saudi-led intervention in the Yemeni conflict in Sanaa, Yemen March 26, 2018. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

‘Will not tolerate Iranian support’

Pompeo Warns Of 'Strongest Sanctions In History' If Iran Doesn't Meet US Demands

Defense | Will Racke
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the Heritage Foundation May 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. Pompeo spoke on the topic of "After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy." (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

‘Iran will be forced to make a choice’

Trump Cuts 'Stabilization' Funding For Part Of Syria

Defense | Will Racke
Displaced Syrian boys walk past by tents supplied by Turkish Red Crescent at Kelbit camp, near the Syrian-Turkish border, in Idlib province, Syria January 17, 2018. Picture taken January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Shifting resources to anti-ISIS mission

Political Correctness Gone Mad: The Air Force Apologizes For Tweet Bragging About Killing Terrorists

Defense | Amber Athey
INDIAN SPRINGS, NV - SEPTEMBER 14: An A-10 Thunderbolt drops flares during a U.S. Air Force firepower demonstration at the Nevada Test and Training Range September 14, 2007 near Indian Springs, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

‘It was made in poor taste’

Putin Puts Russian Ships On 'Permanent Standby' Near Syria

Defense | Will Racke
The Russian Navy's guided-missile destroyer Smetlivy sails in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Mediterranean Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey April 21, 2018. REUTERS/Kemal Aslan

Staying put

Taliban Fighters Invade A City -- America DESTROYS Them With Airstrikes

Defense | Justin Caruso

America never quits.

The Taliban Almost Took Over An Afghan City, Proving That It's Far From 'Losing Ground'

Defense | Will Racke
Afghan security forces take position during a gun battle between Taliban and Afghan security forces in Laghman province, Afghanistan March 1, 2017. REUTERS/Parwiz

A close call

North Korea Does A 180 And Proceeds To Blast A Member Of Trump's Security Team

Defense | Will Racke
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in this May 9, 2018 photo released on May 10, 2018 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang. KCNA/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. SOUTH KOREA OUT. - RC1C4220B700

‘Highly sinister attempt to enforce the fate of Libya’

Al-Qaida Leader Was In US Crosshairs, Then Everything Went White

Defense | Joseph Lafave
Screenshot of Department of Defense video: U.S. forces strike AQIS leader in Nangarhar

Never knew what hit him

China's Newest Aircraft Carrier Is Homemade, And It's Setting Sail

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
China's first domestically developed aircraft carrier departs Dalian, Liaoning province, China May 13, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer

Second carrier in China’s growing fleet of naval vessels

Pakistan Bars US Diplomat Accused In Fatal Traffic Accident From Leaving Country

Defense | Will Racke
Policemen stand guard on a street leading to the residence of a Pakistani Supreme Court's judge, after unknown gunman fired shots at the building, in Lahore, Pakistan, April 15, 2018. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

‘We would not allow him to fly’

US Air Power Aids Push To Eliminate ISIS

Defense | Joseph Lafave
A U.S. Air Force KC-10 Extender refuels coalition aircraft over Syria in support of Operation Inherent Resolve March 2, 2018. The KC-10 can refuel a wide variety of U.S. and allied military aircraft within the same mission.

Here’s what we destroyed this week

INSTANT JUSTICE: ISIS Terrorist Tries Planting IED -- It Blows Up In His Own Face

Defense | Justin Caruso

Boom roasted — literally.

Iraq Captured Five ISIS Commanders In Cross-Border Sting Operation -- Here's How They Did It

Defense | Will Racke
A member of the Iraqi security forces stands guard as Ameen Mukdad, a Mosuli violinist who lived under ISIS's rule for two and a half years where they destroyed his musical instruments, performs at Nabi Yunus shrine in eastern Mosul, Iraq, April 19, 2017. REUTERS/ Muhammad Hamed

‘The noose is tightening’

While The West Was Sleeping, Israel And Syria Clashed In Their Biggest Battle Since 1973 War

Defense | Will Racke
Missile fire is seen from Damascus, Syria May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

‘Boiling point’

New Strategic Partnership Emerges As Traditional Allies Fail To Sway Trump On Iran Deal

Defense | Will Racke
U.S. President Donald Trump holds a chart of military hardware sales as he welcomes Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst | Trump's New Mideast Alliance Emerges

‘The inauguration of a Saudi-American-Israeli axis’

Feds Charge Ex-CIA Case Officer Who Allegedly Gave Up Entire US Spy Network In China

Defense | Will Racke
The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in McLean, Virginia, August 14, 2008. REUTERS/Larry Downing

‘Conspiring with foreign agents’

Saudi Arabia Says It Intercepted Houthi Missiles Fired At Capital

Defense | Will Racke
A photo distributed by the Houthi Military Media Unit shows the launch by Houthi forces of a ballistic missile aimed at Saudi Arabia March 25, 2018. Houthi Military Media Unit/Handout via Reuters

A ‘new phase’

Rouhani Says Iran Will Stay In Nuclear Deal, But Delivers A Huge Threat

Defense | Will Racke
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a meeting with Muslim leaders and scholars in Hyderabad, India, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Danish/File Photo

Ready to ‘start enriching uranium more than before’

Navy SEAL To Receive Medal Of Honor For Leading Mission To Rescue Fallen Teammate

Defense | Will Racke
An undated official portrait of retired Master Chief Special Warfare Operator (SEAL) Britt K. Slabinski. President Donald J. Trump will award the Medal of Honor to Master Chief Slabinski during a White House ceremony on May 24, 2018 for his heroic actions during the Battle of Takur Ghar in March 2002 while serving in Afghanistan. Master Chief Slabinski is being recognized for his actions while leading a team under heavy effective enemy fire in an attempt to rescue SEAL teammate Petty Officer 1st Class Neil Roberts during Operation Anaconda in 2002. The Medal of Honor is an upgrade of the Navy Cross he was previously awarded for these actions. (U.S. Navy photo/Released)

‘A daring assault’