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Author: Bill Roggio

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

Counterterrorism strikes in Somalia continue, despite reports of a drawdown

US counterterrorism operations against al Qaeda's branch in Somalia shows no signs of slowing down despite a report last week…

US strike that killed USS Cole plotter first in Yemen in 3 months

Counterterrorism operations against AQAP have significantly tapered off in 2018 after a massive increase in 2017. The strike that killed…

Taliban video shows fighters controlling district center in Farah

Afghan security officials denied Shib Koh fell to the Taliban, but a video recently released by the Taliban shows its…

Analysis: Military spokesman mocks Taliban video, but exposes US lack of understanding of the enemy

A since-deleted tweet by the spokesman for US Forces Afghanistan and Resolute Support Mission highlights a lack of seriousness and…

Taliban trains scores of ‘commandos’ at camp

The video is the latest in a string of Taliban propaganda that shows its fighters going through training.

Taliban denial of presence of foreign fighters in Afghanistan is absurd

The Taliban's own statements and actions as well as Qaeda's propaganda and operations easily disproves the Taliban's denial that foreign…

Taliban commander admits thousands of foreign fighters are embedded within group

The image above is from a Taliban video released in Dec. 2016. The video, entitled “Bond of Nation with the Mujahideen,” is…

US military strikes Shabaab “encampment,” killing scores of fighters

The strikes were launched to "prevent terrorists from using remote areas as a safe haven to plot, direct, inspire, and…