The US conducted defensive airstrikes in Somalia on
Sept. 26 and Sept. 28 in support of the efforts of the Somali government
and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to defeat al-Shabaab,
the Al Qaeda affiliate in the Horn of Africa, according to a Pentagon spokesman.
The Defense Department has reversed its previous statement that ISIS used chemical weapons against US troops during an encounter on Sept. 20.
Kirtland AFB, N.M.—The
US military will not move to adopt a "no first use" policy of nuclear
weapons, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday, in a message to
comfort allies increasingly concerned over North Korea's increasing
public tests of missiles and nuclear weapons.
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