Middle East

SecDef: I haven't seen a full Israeli plan to protect civilians in Rafah

“We certainly would want to see things done in a much different way” than elsewhere in Gaza, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said.

Global defense spending jumped in 2023

Security crises drove year-over-year growth to its highest level in a decade.


US forces down missiles as Iran attacks Israel

Navy warships and Air Force fighter squadrons shot down dozens of drones and a half dozen ballistic missiles launched from Iran and Yemen, U.S. officials said.

Top US Air Force official in Mideast outlines risks of Rafah invasion

AFCENT’s Grynkewich also says the future of warfare is playing out “in front of our very eyes.”

Air Mobility commander pushes for connectivity for outdated mobility fleet

Minihan said he wishes his planes were better able to communicate as the command delivers aid to Gaza.