ROCKFORD — Delta Force sniper Sgt. First Class James P. McMahon's face was so badly battered and cut, "he looked like he was wearing a fright mask" as he stood atop a downed Black Hawk helicopter and pulled free the body of a fellow soldier from the wreckage.
That's the first description of McMahon in the book by journalist Mark Bowden called "Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War." It is a detailed account of the horrific Battle of the Black Sea fought in the streets of Mogadishu, Somalia, in October 1993. It claimed the lives of 18 elite American soldiers.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States knows the location of the third in command to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who killed himself last month during a U.S.-led raid.
"We have our eye on his third," Trump said during the question-and-answer session following a speech at the Economic Club of New York. "His third has got a lot of problems because we know where he is too."
Conan, the military K-9 injured while tracking down the world's most wanted terrorist, will be honored for her service at the White House next week, but she's already become a pop culture sensation.
The highly trained Belgian Malinois' image already is cropping up on merchandise, potentially worth millions of Snausages, though it's doubtful the brave pooch will ever see so much as a dog biscuit of that.
CAIRO (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group confirmed on Thursday its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed, the group's news agency Amaq said in an audio tape following a U.S. weekend raid.
Al-Baghdadi, an Iraqi jihadist who rose from obscurity to declare himself "caliph" of all Muslims as the leader of ISIS, was killed by U.S. special forces in northwestern Syria, President Donald Trump said on Sunday.
The U.S. special operations canine from the Delta Force raid that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is one salty war dog.
In fact, Conan — the all-too fitting name for this particular military working dog — probably has more time downrange than some U.S. service members, which kind of makes us all boots compared to this dog, especially when you figure in dog years.