ABOARD USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, IN THE PERSIAN GULF – After years of discussing and wargaming how the Navy would handle a fight against a peer or near-peer competitor, the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group had a unique opportunity to practice a high-end fight at the start of its deployment. Read More
Correction: A previous version of this post incorrectly referred to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 94 as flying F/A-18C Hornets. The post has been updated to state that the squadron flies F/A-18F Super Hornets.
ABOARD CARRIER USS THEODORE ROOSEVELT, IN THE PERSIAN GULF — The rollback of ISIS forces in Iraq and Syria and changes in how Iran operates in the Persian Gulf are prompting the U.S. Navy to evolve how it operates its carrier strike groups in the Middle East.
A military court has overturned conviction of a Marine who pleaded guilty to charges related to urinating on dead Taliban members because the court said former Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. James Amos exerted “unlawful command influence” (UCI) over the investigation, according to a decision issued on Wednesday. Read More
The defense secretary and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told a Senate committee today that the war in Afghanistan is not yet near a point of resolution but that there are “clear and achievable” goals in the near-term. Read More
The following is the Aug. 10, 2017 Government Accountability Office Afghanistan Security: U.S.-Funded Equipment for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. Read More
The following is an Aug. 10, 2017 amendment to the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, offered by Sen. John McCain, to craft a U.S. national strategy for the ongoing war in Afghanistan. Read More
The following is the July 19, 2017 Congressional Research Service report, Foreign Affairs Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) Funding: Background and Current Status. Read More
The following is the June 20, 2017 Pentagon submission to Congress, Report on Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan. The report covers events during the period from Dec. 1, 2016, through May 31, 2017. Read More
The following is the May 19, 2017 Congressional Research Service report, Additional Troops for Afghanistan? Considerations for Congress. Read More
The following is the April 28, 2017 Congressional Research Service report, Department of Defense Contractor and Troop Levels in Iraq and Afghanistan: 2007-2017. Read More