Trump Administration Officials at Odds Over C.I.A.’s Role in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — Senior White House advisers have proposed secretly expanding the C.I.A.’s presence in Afghanistan if…

ISIS Is Regaining Strength in Iraq and Syria

WASHINGTON — Five months after American-backed forces ousted the Islamic State from its last shard of…

Debate Flares Over Afghanistan as Trump Considers Troop Withdrawal

WASHINGTON — President Trump met with top national security officials on Friday to review near-final plans…

U.S. Military Calls ISIS in Afghanistan a Threat to the West. Intelligence Officials Disagree.

WASHINGTON — Senior United States military and intelligence officials are sharply divided over how much of…

Roadside Blast in Niger That Hit Americans Shows Growing Threat, Officials Say

WASHINGTON — The roadside bomb that disabled an American vehicle in Niger last week was rudimentary…

News Analysis: With Mix of Threats and Blandishments, Trump Bandies Policy of Regime Change

WASHINGTON — Shortly before he was sworn in as president, Donald J. Trump vowed that the…

U.S. Cyber Command Bolsters Allied Defenses to Impose Cost on Moscow

FORT MEADE, Md. — American officials are pushing ahead on efforts with allied nations to counter…

U.S. Officials Raise Alarm of Iranian Threat Targeting American Troops in Iraq

WASHINGTON — Senior American officials said on Monday that new threats by Iran against United States…

U.S. Airstrikes and Raids Killed 120 Civilians in 2018, Pentagon Says

WASHINGTON — The American military killed 120 civilians in strikes, raids and firefights across two continents…

In Southern Philippines, a Water Pump Is a New Weapon Against ISIS

PADAS, Philippines — While neither guided bomb nor armored vehicle, a gray oblong water pump sticking…

Its Territory May Be Gone, but the U.S. Fight Against ISIS Is Far From Over

WASHINGTON — The fight to expel the Islamic State from its last shard of territory in…

‘Gone by Tonight’: Trump, Maps in Hand, Predicts the Collapse of ISIS

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday that the last territory in Syria held by the…

Judge Declines to Speed Up Case of Alabama Woman Who Joined ISIS

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Monday rejected a request that he speed up consideration of…

Trump Declares ISIS ‘100%’ Defeated. That’s ‘100% Not True,’ Ground Reports Say.

WASHINGTON — President Trump declared on Thursday that “we just took over 100 percent” of territory…

In Latest Shift, Trump Agrees to Leave 400 Troops in Syria

WASHINGTON — First, President Trump was going to pull all 2,000 American troops out of Syria…