Dumb bombs are not precision-guided and thus have limited ability to accurately strike targets – leading to collateral damage.
There have been increased rocket and drone attacks on the United Arab Emirates in recent weeks.
The Pentagon confirmed the US-led coalition had carried out airstrikes in support of the SDF as it sought to end the prison break.
US-Israeli preparations underscore Western concern about difficult nuclear talks with Iran.
The new group which will succeed the US Navy's Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force, will work to detect, identify and attribute objects, assess and mitigate any associated threats.
Sopko said that after the Taliban seized Kabul, the State Department asked him to temporarily suspend online access to certain reports he issued to ensure the safety of US-affiliated Afghans.
Kahl said it could take al Qaeda "a year or two" to regenerate the capability to carry out attacks outside of Afghanistan against the United States.
Nicolas Chaillan: US cyber defenses in some government departments were at "kindergarten level."
The 1.37 km. 2016 AJ193 is bigger than 99% of asteroids. It's 1.5 times bigger than the Burj Khalifa, over 3 times bigger than the Empire State Building and nearly 4.5 bigger than the Eiffel Tower.
Afghanistan's military is overhauling its war strategy against the Taliban to concentrate forces around the most critical areas like Kabul and other cities, border crossings and vital infrastructure.