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  • Soldiers assigned to the 44th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 2nd Theater Signal Brigade, monitor the network at Lightning Ops, the Theater Network Operations Center for Exercise Saber Guardian 17, June 27, 2017, at at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania. (William B. King/Army)
    US to offer cyberwar capabilities to NATO allies

    Acting to counter Russia’s aggressive use of cyberattacks across Europe and around the world, the U.S. is expected to announce that, if asked, it will use its formidable cyberwarfare capabilities on NATO’s behalf, according to a senior U.S. official.

  • US finalizing plans to revamp Cyber Command

    After months of delay, the Trump administration is finalizing plans to revamp the nation's military command for defensive and offensive cyber operations in hopes of intensifying America's ability to wage cyber war against the Islamic State group and other foes, according to U.S. officials.

  • US, allies may increase strikes, surveillance in Raqqa

    The top U.S. commander in Iraq says the coalition may increase airstrikes and overhead surveillance support for the fight to retake Raqqa, Syria, from the Islamic State group now that the militants have been largely defeated in Mosul, Iraq.

  • Soldier remained in Army despite support for Islamic State

    A U.S. soldier who was recently arrested on terrorism charges expressed support for the Islamic State group as early as 2011, but remained in the Army for years while the military and the FBI investigated to determine whether he posed a threat, authorities said.

  • US, NATO allies wrangle over troop levels in Afghanistan

    More than 16 years into the Afghanistan war, the United States and its NATO allies wrangled anew on Thursday over how to meet the need for more troops to counter the resurgent Taliban and help the Afghan forces break a stalemate in the fight.

  • Mattis: US arms for Syrian Kurds will continue after Raqqa

    U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that America will continue to provide weapons to Syrian Kurdish fighters after the battle to oust Islamic State militants from Raqqa, Syria, is over.

  • FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2015, file photo, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Senior military leaders take their political neutrality seriously. But this year’s presidential election has the top brass navigating a political minefield. Dunford, says he’ll soon send a formal message to the force urging military personnel to stay out of the presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
    Dunford arrives in Afghanistan as Marines work to rekindle relations in Helmand

    In Afghanistan's turbulent Helmand province, U.S. Marines are rekindling old relationships and identifying weaknesses in the Afghan forces that the Trump administration hopes to address with a new strategy and the targeted infusion of several thousand American forces.