Al Qaeda could rebuild in Afghanistan in a year or two, U.S. officials say-
Earlier in the year, top Pentagon officials said al Qaeda could reconstitute in two years, then told lawmakers after the fall of the Afghanistan government they were revising that timeline.
Putin slams presence of U.S., Turkish troops in Syria-
Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the presence of foreign troops in Syria, saying they are there against the will of the Syrian government and are blocking the consolidation of the war-torn country, the Kremlin said Sept. 14.
Lawmakers threaten to subpoena SECDEF over Afghanistan mistakes-
Lloyd Austin is scheduled to appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee later this month to discuss the Afghanistan withdrawal.


Lockheed nabs F-35 sustainment contract worth up to $6.6B-
The Pentagon on Sept. 13 awarded Lockheed Martin a contract worth up to $6.6 billion to sustain the F-35 joint strike fighter from fiscal 2021 to 2023, a…