News Analysis: Officials Eye Euphrates River Valley as Last Stand for ISIS

Even with the Islamic State on the run, U.S. advisers grapple with political and military problems in wresting Iraqi and Syrian towns from extremists.

Mattis Insists He and Trump Are on the Same Page on North Korea

Asked if he had considered resigning over policy differences with the president, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he was committed to serving as secretary of defense.

U.S. Says It Has 11,000 Troops in Afghanistan, More Than Formerly Disclosed

The Defense Department had for years publicly disclosed only the number of troops taking part in the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan, not counterterrorism forces there.

Trucks With Aid Roll Into FEMA Hub. Getting Aid Out Is the Challenge.

By DAVE PHILIPPS August 30, 2017 SEGUIN, Texas — More than 400 trailers packed with water, food, tarps and generators line a vacant airstrip in the farmland just northeast of San Antonio that has been transformed into a bustling logistics hub. Crews...