Approximately 10 civilians were also injured in Syria, Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia, and Nigeria, according to the annual report.
American intelligence had reportedly found last year that Russian military intelligence officered the bounties to Taliban-linked militants.
"While he was practicing his two-step, America's female warriors were hunting down Al Qaeda and proving the strength of America's women," she tweeted.
"This is exactly why f---ing females in the military f---ing kill themselves," the Marine says in the video.
The apparent lull - punctured by one US airstrike targeting ISIS in Iraq - is unusual for a new presidency.
As US tension with Iran escalated following the US airstrike in Iraq that killed a top Iranian general, President Donald Trump tweeted a drastic all-caps warning about striking Iran’s cultural sites. “Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have […] targeted […]
The US Department of Defence is trying to appropriate $US211.5 to expand its navy presence in Darwin, according to documents before US Congress. The project, if approved, would represent a major part of a $2 billion expansion of US force in the region but both the Australian and the US […]
The crew of an Iranian boat fired a surface-to-air missile at a US drone just hours before the tanker attack Thursday, CNN reported Friday afternoon. Before the unmanned aircraft was fired upon, the drone reportedly spotted Iranian vessels closing on the tankers. While this is evidence of Iranian movement prior […]
President Trump on Sunday threatened Iran on Twitter. “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran,” Trump said. “Never threaten the United States again!” The tweet comes days after Iran warned that missiles could hit US ships in the Gulf. Read more stories like this […]
President Donald Trump has ordered the withdrawal of the roughly 2,000 US military personnel currently serving in Syria. There are plans, however, to keep some troops stationed at the al-Tanf garrison, a strategic outpost that plays a critical role in countering hostile Iranian activities, Foreign Policy reported Friday. Not only […]
The Marines Corps is rapidly developing the ability to strike enemy ships with long-range missiles fired from shore, according to Breaking Defence. The Army, which sank a ex-warship with rocket artillery last year, is reportedly preparing to continue testing this capability. And the Navy is said to be moving toward […]
Active-duty troops deployed to the US-Mexico border will not be leaving anytime soon, the US Department of Defence announced Monday evening. The border mission, initially expected to wrap up on December 15, 2018, has been extended to September 30, 2019. The cost of the deployment is expected to hit $US132 […]
President Donald Trump has reportedly decided to cut the number of troops in Afghanistan by more than 7,000 – meaning that roughly half the US troops in the war-torn country will be leaving. The drawdown is expected to begin in a matter of weeks. The president is said to have […]
The Trump administration is reportedly considering withdrawing as many as 3,000 troops from the 14,000 currently deployed to Afghanistan, according to the Wall Street Journal. News of a possible drawdown comes just one day after the president unexpectedly announced the complete withdrawal of US troops from Syria. The Trump administration […]
President Donald Trump’s sudden decision to pull US troops out of Syria risks advancing the interests of America’s adversaries, according to lawmakers and foreign-policy observers. While leaving America’s allies high and dry, the move could hand Syria over to the Syrian regime, Russia, and Iran. Withdrawing US troops from Syria […]
A replica of a Chinese Chengdu J-20 fifth-generation stealth fighter recently appeared at Savannah-Hilton Head Airport in Georgia, The Aviationist reported. The US Air Force confirmed the existence of the mock aircraft Sunday, telling reporters that it was for training purposes. That the armed forces is training with a “full-scale […]
Customs and Border Protection announced Tuesday that over the next few weeks, border agents and troops deployed to the southern border will be conducting tactical readiness training in preparation for potential violence. The White House recently sent a memo to the Department of Defence authorizing deployed troops to use force […]