Author: RYAN BROWNE, CNN

US pauses training of hundreds of Saudi military personnel

The US military on Monday paused the operational training of hundreds of Saudi Arabian students at several training locations following a deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola which was carried out by a Saudi Air Force officer.

Trump administration to cut its financial contribution to NATO

The Trump administration has moved to substantially cut its contribution to NATO's collective budget according to several US and NATO officials, a symbolic move that comes as many continue to question President Donald Trump's commitment to the transatlantic alliance as he prepares to attend a summit to mark its 70th anniversary in London next week.

Pentagon report says Turkey's Syria incursion is helping ISIS

Turkey's decision to launch a military operation targeting America's Kurdish partners in northern Syria and the Trump administration's subsequent retreat has allowed ISIS to rebuild itself and boosted its ability to launch attacks abroad, the Pentagon's Inspector General said in a new report.

Alexander Vindman contacts Army about family's safety

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the National Security Council official testifying publicly as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, has reached out to the US Army about the security of his family as he comes under repeated attack by Trump and his allies.

US ramped up Afghanistan strikes after Taliban peace talks collapsed

The US military ramped up the number of air and artillery strikes it conducted in Afghanistan during the month of September following the collapse of the peace talks with the Taliban after President Donald Trump canceled a Camp David summit with the insurgent group on September 7.

US quietly reduces troops in Afghanistan despite no peace deal

The United States has quietly reduced the number of US troops in Afghanistan by 2,000 over the last year despite the lack of a peace deal with the Taliban, Gen. Scott Miller, the head of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, said in a press conference in Kabul on Monday.

US troops angered by Trump's Syria policy: 'We betrayed' the Kurds

A wide range of American military personnel and defense officials are expressing a deep sense of frustration and anger at the Trump administration's refusal to support Syrian Kurds facing a Turkish military assault, over half a dozen US military and defense officials have told CNN.

Former top US general in Middle East slams Trump's Syria decision

The former top American general overseeing operations in the Middle East lambasted President Donald Trump's Sunday night decision to pull US troops away from the Syrian-Turkish border in the face of an imminent Turkish military offensive against America's Syrian Kurdish allies, writing on Tuesday that it

Pentagon orders preservation of all records relating to Ukraine

Amid the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and his administration's actions regarding Ukraine, the Pentagon's chief legal officer has requested that Defense Department agencies identify, preserve and collect any and all documents relating to the provision of security assistance to Kiev.

US airstrikes help repel attack on US base in Somalia

The U.S. military carried out two airstrikes and exchanged small arms fire with al Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab fighters in Somalia after a base used by U.S. personnel was attacked by a vehicle-borne bomb Monday, U.S. Africa Command said in a statement to CNN.