Defense/Security cooperation

Congress revives bid to pull US out of Yemen war

The Democratic-held House is taking another stab at ending US support for the Saudi coalition’s war against Yemen’s Houthis.

Bryant Harris | Yemen war | Jul 2, 2020
al-monitor Smoke billows following an airstrike by Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, on June 16, 2020. Photo by MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP via Getty Images.

Intel: Pentagon to accept Turkey-made F-35 parts through 2022

The Pentagon will continue to accept Turkish-made parts for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter through 2022, despite the United States’ vow to kick Ankara off the program by this year.

Al-Monitor Staff | Defense/Security cooperation | Jul 1, 2020

Egypt calls emergency Arab League meeting on Libya

The meeting is expected to be held next week to discuss recent developments in the Libyan conflict.

Al-Monitor Staff | Libya conflict | Jun 20, 2020

Rockets hit Baghdad's Green Zone again

A series of such attacks is happening as the United States and Iraq discuss the future of the US military presence in the country.

Adam Lucente | Armed Militias and Extremist Groups | Jun 19, 2020

Iraqi base attacks continue as Danes gear up for NATO training lead

Attacks continue to target bases in Iraq hosting international coalition and Iraqi forces. The Danish parliament has, meanwhile, voted to take leadership of the NATO training mission beginning in December and send a frigate to the Strait of Hormuz, a waterway through which much Iraqi oil passes, beginning in late summer.

Shelly Kittleson | Defense/Security cooperation | Jun 18, 2020