The study highlights failures during the conflict, including a lack of awareness of the sectarian dynamics in the country.
The spokesman, Navy Capt. William Urban, said Friday that the Jan. 1 airstrike targeted Jamal al-Badawi.
The militants were preparing to attack government and tourism facilities, army and police personnel and Christian churches.
Iraqi politicians and militia leaders are speaking out against the continued presence of U.S. forces in Iraqi soil.
The strikes were carried out in close coordination with Somalia's government and were "conducted to thwart al-Shabab.
NATO's foreign ministers reaffirmed their commitment to stay the course despite mounting Afghan casualties.
Senators voiced concern that the Pentagon's new defense strategy could hurt the counterterrorism mission in Afghanistan.
Special operations forces are responsible for conducting U.S. counter-terrorism missions in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
The planned 10 percent cut from U.S. Africa Command's total force of 7,200 troops will be carried out over several years.
President Donald Trump is nominating a Navy special operations veteran to be the nation's top counterterrorism official.
The open letter, published Thursday morning by National Security Leaders for Biden, contains 489 names.
Families of those lost in the USS Thresher tragedy are finally getting a look at hundreds of documents about the accident.
The campaign of President Donald Trump released a letter from 235 retired senior officers backing his re-election.
The America Class amphibious assault ship was virtually commissioned July 15 at its shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.
Three Marines and a sailor have been bitten by a coyote on the loose at Camp Lejeune.