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FILE PHOTO: U.S. troops patrol at an Afghan National Army (ANA) base in Logar province, Afghanistan

Most American veterans say the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were ‘not worth fighting,’ as the US flexes its military muscles at Iran

A Pew Research Center survey found 64% of veterans said Iraq wasn't worth fighting, along with 58% who said the same about Afghanistan.
Daenerys Targaryen burned King's Landing down.

People think ‘Game of Thrones’ season 8, episode 5 was a big metaphor for the US’s disastrous Iraq War

In the latest episode, a lot of people think Daenerys Targaryen essentially turned into former President George W. Bush. Warning, spoilers ahead.
An MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted drone aircraft performs aerial maneuvers over Creech Air Force Base

The US has a secret knife missile that kills terrorists without harming civilians

If the sheer force of the missile failed to kill the intended target, the six long blades that extend from "the Ninja bomb" would finish the task.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to students at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, January 10, 2019.

Pompeo offers blistering rebuke of Obama’s foreign policy in Cairo speech: ‘The age of self-inflicted American shame is over’

"The United States under President Trump has reasserted its traditional role as a force for good in this region," Pompeo said to an audience in Cairo.
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.

There are nearly four times as many jihadist militants today than on 9/11, and the ‘war on terror’ has been a ‘terrifyingly expensiv...

There are approximately 230,000 Salafi jihadist fighters across almost 70 countries, according to a new CSIS report.

America’s ‘war on terror’ has cost the US nearly $6 trillion and killed roughly half a million people, and there’s no end in s...

The US will have spent nearly $6 trillion on the war on terror by October 2019, a new report says, as the human cost of the war continues rising.
One World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, New York City.

I was 12 years old and blocks from the World Trade Center on 9/11 — here’s how I saw the world around me change forever

9/11 was the deadliest terror attack on US soil in history and sparked a global war on terror. Author Helaina Hovitz was in school mere blocks from the towers, and has lived with the effects ever since. Seventeen years later, the US still feels the aftermath of that day.

The Taliban leader responsible for the kidnappings of Bowe Bergdahl and reporter David Rohde is dead

The Taliban has reported the death of Jalaluddin Haqqani, the founder of one of the terrorist network's most sophisticated groups. The Haqqani network is reportedly responsible for several famous kidnappings and held Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl captive for five years.

Osama bin Laden’s son has reportedly married the daughter of the lead 9/11 hijacker

Hamza bin Laden, who is believed to be 28 or 29 years old, has followed in his father's footsteps to become a key figure in Al Qaeda, reportedly serving as the deputy to the terror group's current leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri.