Voice of America

Voice of America (VOA) is the official external broadcast institution of the United States federal government. VOA provides programming for broadcast on radio, TV, and the Internet outside of the U.S., in English and some foreign languages.

Many resisted the concept at first, including the then-President Hamid Karzai, local units without central government’s authority would resemble the militias of the past.

Battered and beaten in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State terror group is surging fighters into Afghanistan, rebuilding its presence and perhaps setting up a new base.

Add U.S. lawmakers to the ranks of those worried the country's special operations forces are being stretched to a possible breaking point.

When the administration rolled out a new campaign to “annihilate” ISIS, Secretary of Defense Mattis praised changes that would provide “no escape” for the terrorists.

Breaking up is hard to do, as separatists in Iraqi Kurdistan and Spain’s Catalonia have discovered. Even Scotland’s separatists have had to shelve plans.

President Trump said that during the APEC Summit in Vietnam he had “two or three very short conversations” with Russian President Putin, centering on the situation in Syria.