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At least one Green Beret killed, several other US service members wounded in gunfight in Somalia

The coalition force was conducting a "multi-day operation" to clear al-Shabaab, an Islamist militant group, from nearby villages.
President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis during a cabinet meeting at the White House, March 13, 2017.

How Jim Mattis defused a White House confrontation that left Reince Priebus saying ‘WTF’

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has had a stabilizing influence in the White House — and over Trump.
Syrian Democratic Forces fighters ride military vehicles as they celebrate victory in Raqqa.

ISIS is losing its grip in Iraq and Syria, but here are 9 places where it’s still a threat

Even as ISIS' territorial control erodes in Iraq and Syria, ISIS-linked militants and fighters inspired by the group remain a threat around the world.
Civilians evacuate from the scene of an explosion in Mogadishu, Somalia.

More than 300 people died in the worst terrorist attack ever to hit Somalia, and officials still aren’t sure who caused it

Somali officials don't know why terrorists killed more than 300 people Saturday. They say one of the attackers might have been seeking revenge against the US.

Mesmerizing maps reveal which cities around the world are most likely to fall apart

Much of the world is making great leaps in technology, security, and public health. But a handful of cities are getting left behind.

Mattis on recent US military deaths: ‘They’re not part of a life-insurance corporation’

"When you’re on patrol, you can’t always be in a safe position," Mattis said.

1 US Navy SEAL killed, 2 wounded in battle with Al Shabaab in Somalia

U.S. Africa Command said the service member died while U.S. forces were advising and assisting a Somali National Army operation.

China is building a new base in Africa that creates ‘significant operational security’ issues for the US military

Beijing will soon open a "logistical support" base not far from an important US facility in Djibouti, on the East African coast.

US border agents busted 110 pounds of an East African stimulant in Pittsburgh — hidden under wigs

A shipment of leaves of khat, often chewed for a stimulant effect, were busted by US authorities in Pittsburgh.