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.

"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."

"U.S. military troops in Afghanistan have begun working with smaller Afghan units to prepare them for a more aggressive offensive against the Taliban."

“Bergdahl’s trial had been scheduled to begin Oct. 23, but those dates are expected to be used for sentencing now.”

"The Kurds claimed victory for the 'yes' vote in an independence referendum rejected by Baghdad and Iraq’s neighbors."