Defense Secretary Ash Carter publicly said he doubted the Iraqis' will to fight. Since then, the U.S. support role has grown.
The death of an aircraft maintenance specialist assigned to the 54th Fighter Group is under investigation.
The direct U.S. entry into Yemen's civil war risks a wider entanglement that could leave the next American president embroiled in a yet another unwanted Middle East war.
A Navy lieutenant commander admitted to providing inside information to a Malaysian defense contractor nicknamed "Fat Leonard."