Author: RYAN BROWNE, CNN

Top general says US won't send extra troops to Syria

The US will not be sending any additional troops to Syria even though US troops will perform additional tasks as part of an arrangement with Turkey to patrol a buffer zone along the Syrian-Turkish border, a zone designed to reduce tensions with Ankara, a top US general said Thursday.

America's top ally in Syria warns ISIS is resurging

America's top ally in the fight against ISIS, the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, warned Friday that the terrorist group was resurging in Syria and asked for increased US support for his troops as they seek to keep ISIS from reestablishing itself.

ISIS fighters may not go to Guantanamo Bay, Trump says

President Donald Trump Wednesday appeared to rule out sending the thousands of ISIS foreign fighters currently being detained by US allies in Syria to the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, saying that the ISIS detainees should be repatriated to their countries of origin.

Trump admin formally approves fighter jet sale to Taiwan

The Trump administration has formally approved a major $8 billion arms sale to Taiwan involving 66 new F-16C/D fighter jets, the State Department announced Tuesday, a move that comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing over a range of issues, including trade and Hong Kong.

US tests missile previously banned under INF

The US military conducted a flight test of a conventional ground-launched cruise missile off the western coast of the US Sunday, a missile test that would have been previously banned under the now defunct Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, the Pentagon said Monday.

New North Korea missile poses growing threat to allies

A recent spate of North Korean missile launches involving a potential new missile have rankled America's regional allies, but have received little criticism from the Trump administration -- even though they reveal Pyongyang is making technological advances.

NATO accuses Russian jet of conducting 'unsafe' maneuver

A Russian fighter jet acted in an "unsafe manner" during a Tuesday encounter with NATO aircraft, with the Russian jet almost cutting into the flight path of a NATO plane, forcing the alliance jet to maneuver to avoid a dangerous situation, a NATO military official tells CNN.

Pentagon report says ISIS is 're-surging in Syria'

ISIS is "re-surging" in Syria less than five months after President Donald Trump declared the terror group's caliphate there had been 100% defeated, according to a new Pentagon inspector general's report on the fight against ISIS.

US Navy sails warship through contested Taiwan Straight

The US Navy sailed a warship through the Taiwan Strait Wednesday, a move that came on the same day Beijing warned that it would not rule out using force against self-governed Taiwan to block any move toward formal independence.