The following is Oct. 13, 2017 Congressional Research Service report, Armed Conflict in Syria: Overview and U.S. Response. Read More
This post will be updated as new information becomes available.
A V-22 has gone down in Syria, injuring two service member sometime on Thursday, a defense official confirmed to USNI News on Friday. Read More
A Russian guided-missile frigate fired three cruise missiles on targets on ISIS positions Syrian city of Deir al-Zor, according to a Tuesday release from the Russian Ministry of Defense. 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 June 20, 2017 Congressional Research Service report, Armed Conflict in Syria: Overview and U.S. Response. Read More
Two Russian Navy ships fired four cruise missiles into Syria from the Eastern Mediterranean on Tuesday, U.S. defense officials confirmed to USNI News. Read More
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – The Marine Corps touts its ship-based Marine expeditionary unit deployments as its go-to, “911” force when needed. The Navy highlights its amphibious ready groups for the forward presence and “power projection” it gives overseas combatant commanders. Read More
This post has been updated to clarify the deployment of Russian Navy Kilo-class attack submarineRostov-na-Donu.
The sinking of the Russian signals intelligence ship Liman after a collision with a Togo-flagged freighter bound for Jordan puts the spotlight back on a Russian Navy that is increasingly active in the maritime domain in and around Europe and a Black Sea region that continues to be tense in the wake of the 2014 Ukraine crisis when Russia annexed Crimea. Read More
The following is the April 17, 2017 Congressional Research Service Legal Sidebar: U.S. Strike on Syrian Airbase: Legal under International Law? Read More
Italy’s Prime Minster backed President Donald Trump’s retaliatory Tomahawk cruise missiles strike in response to the Syrian regime’s use of chemical weapons and said on Thursday action could provide “new momentum to foster a political solution.” Read More