Military Shifts Focus to Threats by Russia and China, Not Terrorism

The Pentagon says the military is too stretched to both fight insurgents and prepare for war with great world powers.

Turkey’s President Assails U.S.-Trained Kurdish Border Force

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey criticized a proposed American-trained force that could put thousands of Kurdish militia on the Turkish border.

He Studied Accounting. Now He Hunts the Taliban.

Lt. William Conway, who leads a team that identifies Taliban and Islamic State threats in Afghanistan, is not your typical military intelligence analyst.

Officials Weigh Sending American Detainee to Saudi Arabia

Security officials are exploring whether to transfer a detained U.S. citizen suspected of being an Islamic State fighter to Saudi Arabia, where he grew up.

How ISIS Produced Its Cruel Arsenal on an Industrial Scale

When the Islamic State seized territory in Iraq and Syria, it had the time and space to industrialize advanced weapons manufacturing. The results included explosive space heaters and chemical rockets.