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An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the "Sidewinders" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 86 launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72).

The Pentagon is tripping over itself trying to explain its plans for countering Iran, possibly with thousands more troops

Trying to deny a report that it was sending 14,000 troops to confront Iran, the Pentagon has created a lot of confusion about what it plans to do.
Missiles are displayed as Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends an armed forces parade in Tehran, Iran, September 22, 2017.

Iran is doubling down on the missile strategy that took out 5% of the world’s oil supply

"The Iranians learned that they have a longer leash for conducting operations against the Saudis and UAE than they realized," a NATO source said.
Iranian pro-government protesters attend a demonstration in Tehran, Iran November 25, 2019.

Over 200 people have reportedly died in the Iran protests. Here’s what you need to know about the worst riots to roil the country in 40 years.

What started as a protest over gasoline prices has exploded into the biggest civil unrest since the Islamic Revolution.
US airmen and soldiers arrive at Prince Sultan Air Base in Saudi Arabia, June 24, 2019.

Trump may send dozens of ships and 14,000 more troops to confront Iran only 2 months after vowing to pull out of ‘ridiculous wars’

Word of the more potential US military deployments comes amid numerous reports of increasing hostile activity in the region by Iran
Soldiers secure an area in view of the aurora borealis during night live-fire training as part of Exercise Spartan Cerberus at Fort Greely, Alaska, October 25, 2016.

7 wars that defined the decade and changed how we fight around the world

From the Philippines to Iran, here are seven conflicts that defined the 2010s and changed how wars are fought.
People taking selfies in front of a fountain in Honey Square in Khansar, Iran.

These photos show what it’s really like in Iran, where — despite its antagonistic relationship with the US— life is surprisingly nor...

Media coverage of Iran often highlights how 'different' it is. These photos show how everyday life in the Islamic Republic is surprisingly normal.
NATO foreign ministers meeting in Brussels

Pompeo falsely claimed Obama made Iran his ‘primary security partner in the Middle East’

Iran has been an adversary of the US for decades, including under former President Barack Obama. But Pompeo just suggested otherwise.
A demonstrator as Lebanese army soldiers deploy to open a blocked road.

Trump lifted a mysterious hold on military aid to Lebanon amid mounting criticism and comparisons to Ukraine

The congressionally approved military aid to Lebanon was placed under a mysterious hold for months, without explanation from Trump.
Riot police scuffle with Hezbollah supporters during ongoing anti-government protests in downtown Beirut.

Trump could be handing a big win to Iran and Russia by withholding military aid to Lebanon as it spirals into a crisis

President Trump has frozen over $100 million in military aid to Lebanon as it faces a major political crisis, and offered no explanation as to why.
Protests over soaring fuel prices in Iran sent the country into disarray.

Iran has been cut off from the internet for almost 72 hours

Protests erupted across Iran on Friday after the government announced fuel rationing and prices rocketed up 50%.