24 July 2021

Overnight Defense: US launches another airstrike in Somalia | Amendment to expand Pentagon recusal period added to NDAA | No. 2 State Dept. official to lead nuclear talks with Russia


Happy Friday and welcome to Overnight Defense.  I'm Ellen Mitchell, and here's your nightly guide to the latest developments at the Pentagon, on Capitol Hill and beyond. CLICK HERE to subscribe to the newsletter . THE TOPLINE:  The U.S. military carried out an airstrike in Somalia on Friday , its second such action in a week after a months-long gap in strikes. In a statement, Pentagon spokesperson Cindi King said U.S. forces conducted a strike against militants from the al Qaeda-linked al [...]