Biden Administration increases B-52 bombers in region as deterrent to Iran

The United States Air Force has sent a sixth sortie of nuclear-capable B-52 bombers over the Middle East.

Jared Szuba | | Jan 27, 2021
al-monitor Two B-52 bombers and two F-15 fighter jets fly over the University Medical Center on May 1, 2020, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images.

US envoy previews Biden's Israeli-Palestinian policy at the United Nations

Washington plans to reestablish diplomatic missions with the Palestinian Authority and defend Israel from "bias" at the UN.

Al-Monitor Staff | Israeli-Palestinian conflict | Jan 26, 2021

Intel: CENTCOM chief tours Mideast in first trip under Biden administration

Gen. Kenneth McKenzie is scheduled to stop in Israel later this week as the Joe Biden administration seeks strategic dialogue to build on the Abraham Accords.

Jared Szuba | | Jan 25, 2021

Congress approves waiver for Lloyd Austin to become defense secretary

The Senate is expected to confirm the former CENTCOM commander as Pentagon chief Friday.

Jared Szuba | Defense/Security cooperation | Jan 21, 2021

Intel: House Democrats call on Biden to reform Middle East war powers

California Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee and House committee leaders wasted no time calling on the new president to rein in two-decade-old legislation on the authorization of military force.

Al-Monitor Staff | Iran-US tensions | Jan 21, 2021