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workers load a Hellfire missile onto a U.S. Air Force MQ-1B Predator unmanned aerial vehicle at a secret air base in the Persian Gulf.

The US is suspected of killing a terrorist in Syria with the ‘Ninja Bomb,’ a rare missile packed with swords

The minivan, particularly the driver's side, was shredded by an odd munition that didn't explode but apparently killed its passengers with blades.
US Soldiers deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve await aerial extraction during an exercise in Iraq. President Trump made an uneasy connection between veterans and violence that experts say is not supported by evidence.

The US has blown past $6 trillion in ‘war on terror’ spending since 2001 — and its cost to taxpayers will keep climbing for decades,...

Back in March, the Pentagon estimated the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria have cost each US taxpayer around $7,623 to date.
FILE PHOTO: U.S. troops patrol at an Afghan National Army (ANA) base in Logar province, Afghanistan

Most American veterans say the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were ‘not worth fighting,’ as the US flexes its military muscles at Iran

A Pew Research Center survey found 64% of veterans said Iraq wasn't worth fighting, along with 58% who said the same about Afghanistan.
Daenerys Targaryen burned King's Landing down.

People think ‘Game of Thrones’ season 8, episode 5 was a big metaphor for the US’s disastrous Iraq War

In the latest episode, a lot of people think Daenerys Targaryen essentially turned into former President George W. Bush. Warning, spoilers ahead.
An MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted drone aircraft performs aerial maneuvers over Creech Air Force Base

The US has a secret knife missile that kills terrorists without harming civilians

If the sheer force of the missile failed to kill the intended target, the six long blades that extend from "the Ninja bomb" would finish the task.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to students at the American University in Cairo, Egypt, January 10, 2019.

Pompeo offers blistering rebuke of Obama’s foreign policy in Cairo speech: ‘The age of self-inflicted American shame is over’

"The United States under President Trump has reasserted its traditional role as a force for good in this region," Pompeo said to an audience in Cairo.
A U.S. Marine with Task Force Southwest moves through a village during a patrol near Bost Kalay, Afghanistan.

America’s year in war: All the places US armed forces took or gave fire in 2018

The US military gave or took fire in some form or another in at least seven countries in 2018.

There are nearly four times as many jihadist militants today than on 9/11, and the ‘war on terror’ has been a ‘terrifyingly expensiv...

There are approximately 230,000 Salafi jihadist fighters across almost 70 countries, according to a new CSIS report.

America’s ‘war on terror’ has cost the US nearly $6 trillion and killed roughly half a million people, and there’s no end in s...

The US will have spent nearly $6 trillion on the war on terror by October 2019, a new report says, as the human cost of the war continues rising.
One World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, New York City.

I was 12 years old and blocks from the World Trade Center on 9/11 — here’s how I saw the world around me change forever

9/11 was the deadliest terror attack on US soil in history and sparked a global war on terror. Author Helaina Hovitz was in school mere blocks from the towers, and has lived with the effects ever since. Seventeen years later, the US still feels the aftermath of that day.