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.

"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."

“Russia's military said Tuesday that Syrian troops have liberated about 85 percent of the war-torn country's territory from militants.”

“In an impromptu exchange with reporters at the Pentagon on Thursday, Mattis was asked about interpretations of comments he made Wednesday.”