Associated Press

The Associated Press (AP) is an American multinational nonprofit news agency headquartered in New York City. The AP is owned by its contributing newspapers, radio, and television stations in the United States, all of which contribute stories to the AP and use material written by its staff journalists.

"Insurgents posing as friendly militia members lured a U.S. and Afghan team to a meeting in eastern Afghanistan, triggering a shootout and a coalition airstrike."

"Just weeks after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared victory in Syria, Russian military outposts in the country have come under rebel attacks that are challenging Moscow's gains....

"The goal is to get the Afghan military moving on its military campaign sooner, rather than later."

"After months of lobbying NATO allies to increase their troop contributions and support to the war in Afghanistan, the alliance came up short Thursday."

"As the Islamic State group loses its remaining strongholds in Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Mattis is facing a growing chorus of questions from NATO allies."

"Americans have a history of volunteering to fight overseas, but the war in Syria presents distinct problems and challenges."