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U.S. Carries Out First Airstrike in Somalia Since August

The strike targeted Al Shabab militants who had attacked allied Somali security forces. → Read More

U.S. Intervenes to Repel Air Attack on United Arab Emirates

The attack came amid rising tensions between the Emirates and Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen. The United Arab Emirates is part of the Saudi-led coalition that has been fighting the Houthis for years. → Read More

Newly Declassified Video Shows U.S. Killing of 10 Civilians in Drone Strike

The New York Times obtained footage of the botched strike in Kabul, whose victims included seven children, through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. → Read More

Navy Fires Warship’s Top Two Officers, Citing ‘Loss of Confidence’

The commander and second in charge of the U.S.S. Montgomery were relieved of command in a rare punishment, reportedly over their handling of a sexual harassment case. → Read More

No U.S. Troops Will Be Punished for Deadly Kabul Strike, Pentagon Chief Decides

The military initially defended the strike, which killed 10 civilians including seven children, but ultimately called it a tragic mistake. → Read More

Video Footage Showed at Least 1 Child Near Site Minutes Before Drone Strike in Kabul

An investigation of the Aug. 29 airstrike, which mistakenly killed 10 civilians, including seven children, did not recommend any disciplinary action. → Read More

Colin Powell Dies at 84

A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, secretary of state and national security adviser, Mr. Powell died on Monday, his family said. → Read More

U.S. Pledges to Pay Family of Those Killed in Botched Kabul Drone Strike

The Pentagon offered unspecified amounts to relatives of the 10 civilians who died in Aug. 29 attack and agreed to help relocate those who want to move to the U.S. → Read More

Austin, Milley and McKenzie Testify: Senate Armed Services Committee Live Updates

The top military leader will face questions about his role at the end of the Trump administration, and lawmakers will grill defense officials on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. The hearing is expected to start at 9:30 a.m. → Read More

A Botched Drone Strike in Kabul Started With the Wrong Car

An errant strike that killed 10 civilians has called into question the reliability of the intelligence that will be used to conduct future U.S. operations in Afghanistan. → Read More

Pentagon acknowledges Aug. 29 drone strike in Afghanistan was a tragic mistake that killed 10 civilians.

The findings of the inquiry mirrored a New York Times investigation of video evidence, along with interviews with more than a dozen of the driver’s co-workers and family members in Kabul. → Read More

Pentagon Defends Deadly Drone Strike in Kabul

A New York Times investigation, with video analysis and interviews at the site, has cast doubt on the U.S. military’s account. → Read More

Afghan Pilots Who Sought Safety in Uzbekistan Transfer to U.S. Base

Taliban leaders have been pressuring the Uzbek government to turn over the pilots, who fear for the safety of themselves and their families. → Read More

Times Investigation: In U.S. Drone Strike, Evidence Suggests No ISIS Bomb

U.S. officials said a Reaper drone followed a car for hours and then fired based on evidence it was carrying explosives. But in-depth video analysis and interviews at the site cast doubt on that account. → Read More

Times Investigation: In U.S. Drone Strike, Evidence Suggests No ISIS Bomb

U.S. officials said a Reaper drone followed a car for hours and then fired based on evidence it was carrying explosives. But in-depth video analysis and interviews at the site cast doubt on that account. → Read More

Video: ‘Imminent Threat’ or Aid Worker: Did a U.S. Drone Strike in Afghanistan Kill the Wrong Person?

The New York Times obtained exclusive security camera footage and witness accounts to show how the military launched a drone strike that killed 10 people in Kabul on Aug. 29 without knowing whom it was hitting. → Read More

Military Analysis Raises Questions About Deadly Drone Strike in Kabul

A preliminary analysis said that it was “possible to probable” that explosives were in the car and that drone operators took only a cursory scan of the courtyard before launching an attack. → Read More

Pentagon Leaders Wary of Working With Taliban

Cooperation with the group in fighting an Islamic State affiliate is “possible,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. → Read More

Pentagon Leaders Wary of Working With Taliban

Cooperation with the group in fighting an Islamic State affiliate is “possible,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. → Read More

U.S. Strikes Explosive-Laden Vehicle in Kabul

The drone strike came after a warning from President Biden that another terrorist attack at the Afghan capital’s airport was “highly likely.” → Read More