The R9X variant of the AGM-114 Hellfire is a non-explosive weapon best be described as a 100-pound flying switchblade.
The strikes employed twice as many weapons used as in the response to a Syrian chemical attack last year.
Both the U.S. Africa Command and Somalia’s government said the airstrike killed a member of the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab.
The U.S. military promptly disputed the U.N. findings, finding fault with the report's verification methods.
The Afghanistan conflict just recorded the most U.S. airstrikes in a single month in nearly a decade.
The US military said it had targeted jihadists in an embattled opposition bastion in the northwest of the country.
A statement said an Afghan unit on the ground had told coalition forces that the area was clear of friendly forces.
U.S. Africa Command says that there have been no civilian casualties as a result of U.S. air strikes targeting al-Shabaab.
President Trump moved to rescind part of an Obama-era order requiring the publication of a report on civilian casualties.
U.S. fighters, bombers, attack aircraft and drones released 7,362 weapons over Afghanistan in 2018.
The campaign of President Donald Trump released a letter from 235 retired senior officers backing his re-election.
The news comes four years after the Air Force laid out initial plans for what its future fighter jets might look like.
The recent exercises were one of many the Air Force is conducting to test its Advanced Battle Management System.
A veteran of the Marine Corps and Army National Guard, he went through boot camp more than four decades ago.
Cmdr. Robert Arias is at least the third Navy commander removed from his job in recent weeks.