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A suspected US Navy SEAL rescues civilians from a gun battle.

Video of Nairobi terror attack may have revealed a US Navy SEAL on secretive mission

Business Insider contacted three spokespeople for US Africa Command, and none of them denied the possibility that the man in question was a Navy SEAL.
A U.S. Marine with Task Force Southwest moves through a village during a patrol near Bost Kalay, Afghanistan.

America’s year in war: All the places US armed forces took or gave fire in 2018

The US military gave or took fire in some form or another in at least seven countries in 2018.

Trump inherited Obama’s drone war and he’s significantly expanded it in countries where the US is not technically at war

President Trump has significantly increased the number of drone strikes in places the US is not technically at war, according to a new analysis.
People walk past debris in Arhab, Yemen in January 2013 after a Houthi bomb was dropped there during a fight against Sunni tribesmen.

These are the 10 riskiest countries in the world to visit — and why

A 2019 World Risk Map compiles data in five categories to assess travel risks, including political, security, medical, infrastructural, and environmental threats. Here's a look at the 10 riskiest countries in the world for travelers.

The US military says it killed roughly 60 ‘terrorists’ in Somalia airstrike, the deadliest strike in roughly a year

The US military on Tuesday said it killed roughly 60 al-Shabaab "terrorists" in an airstrike in Somalia, marking the deadliest strike against the militants in roughly a year.

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.