Tom Bowman

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Israel's raid on Gaza's Al-Shifa hospital foreshadows risks of Rafah assault

Wednesday, April 03, 2024

The aftermath of Israel's raid on Gaza's Al-Shifa hospital and airstrike on foreign workers shows the risks of an even wider assault on Rafah, where most Palestinians are now sheltering.


US officials warn of ISIS-K threat

Monday, March 25, 2024

ISIS-K has claimed responsibility for the deadly assault on a Moscow concert hall, and US officials are warning the group has also set its sights on western targets.


U.S. officers recall the chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal in hearing on Capitol Hill

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

On Capitol Hill, two retired senior officers recalled the withdrawal from Afghanistan, and the advice they gave and the advice that was rejected by the Biden administration.


The U.S Army is restructuring as the future looks more uncertain

Thursday, February 29, 2024

The U.S. Army is restructuring, partly because it's having trouble filling its ranks, but also to better prep for future fights.


The U.S. hit over 85 Iran-linked targets in retaliatory strikes

Saturday, February 03, 2024

The U.S. says it has struck more than 85 targets at seven facilities used by Iran or Iran-allied groups in Iraq and Syria.


Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin apologizes for keeping hospital stay, diagnosis secret

Thursday, February 01, 2024

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has apologized for a failure in communication around his recent hospital stay for prostate cancer treatment. He was roundly criticized for not alerting the White House.


After Jordan attack, White House says it doesn't seek war, but vows to respond

Monday, January 29, 2024

The Biden administration said it will respond after three U.S. service members were killed in a drone attack in Jordan. But any kind of military action in the volatile region carries its own risks.


Jordan drone strike kills 3 Americans

Sunday, January 28, 2024

The White House says three American service members were killed and 25 wounded in a drone attack on a remote military base in Jordan. An Iranian-backed militia group has claimed responsibility.


How the U.S. military is factoring into expanding conflict in the Middle East

Thursday, January 25, 2024

The U.S. military is being drawn into dangerous flashpoints in the Middle East after Israel invaded Gaza. Iraq faces pressure to expel U.S. forces, which have been attacked by Iran-backed militias.


Defense Secretary Llloyd Austin is being treated for prostate cancer

Tuesday, January 09, 2024

After Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin was mysteriously hospitalized, doctors from Walter Reed National Military Center say he is being treated for prostate cancer.


Pentagon keeps Austin's hospitalization quiet for days from White House, Congress

Monday, January 08, 2024

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin waited several days to inform President Biden and members of Congress that he was hospitalized after complications from elective surgery.


Israel's Netanyahu vows to press ahead in war with Hamas. U.S. urges caution

Tuesday, December 26, 2023

In remarks to the Knesset on Monday, Prime Minister Netanyahu vowed to keep fighting until Israel is victorious. The U.S. is urging Israel to take a more targeted approach and contain the conflict.


'Taking Cover' update: A senator and soldier try to get to the truth

Thursday, December 21, 2023

In an update to NPR's Taking Cover investigation, a U.S. senator asks for answers from the Marines and an Army soldier, still serving on active duty, has been denied the truth about his war wounds.


The U.S. is joining a taskforce to protect ships from Houthi attacks in the Red Sea

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

The U.S. will be part of a task force to protect ships in the Red Sea from Houthi attacks launched from Yemen. The threat has forced some shipping companies to avoid the area altogether.


Can Ukraine continue its fight against Russia with dwindling U.S. support?

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

U.S. support for Ukraine's war against Russia is fast eroding. Ukraine's Volodymr Zelenskyy visited Washington today to make a last-ditch push for more U.S. weapons and aid.


Air Force will discipline 15 members following classified leaks in online forum

Monday, December 11, 2023

The Air Force says it's disciplining 15 members following it's investigation of an Air National Guardsman accused of classified leaks online.


Exchange of Palestinian prisoners for Hamas' hostages continues through ceasefire

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Hamas freed 12 more hostages it seized in its deadly assault on Israel on Oct. 7. This comes as the ceasefire between Israel and Hamas enters its fifth day.


The brutal calculus of war: Is the killing of civilians ever justified?

Saturday, November 11, 2023

The numbers are classified, but U.S. military planners use what's called a collateral damage estimate to gauge how many civilians might be killed in an attack on a target. Here's what that means.


Tommy Tuberville's anti-abortion protest is causing outrage among Senate Republicans

Thursday, November 02, 2023

Senate Republicans have erupted in anger at Tommy Tuberville's hold on military promotions. On Wednesday, several Republicans tried to force votes on the promotions of more than 60 military officers.


As Israel's assault on Gaza intensifies, how will the ground operation unfold?

Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Israel's attacks on Gaza are intensifying, but the strategy of the operation remains unclear.