The vicious Islamic State group now is vowing to broaden its war campaign to include killing Americans wherever and whenever it can.
The Obama administration revealed Wednesday that the president authorized a mission earlier this year to rescue photojournalist James Foley and other Americans held captive in Syria by Islamist militants, but the operation failed.
A Ph.D. physicist who was indicted in 2010 for passing sensitive nuclear data from Los Alamos National Laboratory to a person she believed to be a Venezuelan government official has been sentenced to just over a year in prison, the Justice Department said Wednesday.
The State Department wants the Pentagon to send additional troops to Iraq — an indication that the battle to defeat the Islamic State group is steadily growing.
A British Member of Parliament told Newsweek on Wednesday that there are more than twice as many British Muslims fighting for the Islamic State group than in the nation’s military.
U.S. counterterrorism officials say Twitter’s crackdown on tweets from the Islamic State is complicating efforts to identify the terrorist group’s key members and activities by intelligence agencies that increasingly use social media to spy on the militants.
Syria’s rebel coalition condemns the beheading of James Foley and hits President Obama’s “vague vision” in Syria.
The black-clad Islamic militant fighter filmed in the beheading of American journalist James Foley appears to be British, the U.K. foreign minister said Wednesday — a development that underscores the insurgents’ increasingly sophisticated use of Western fighters to mobilize recruits and terrorize enemies.
China recently conducted the second flight test of a new, ultra-high-speed missile that is part of what analysts say is Beijing’s global system of attack weapons capable of striking the United States with nuclear warheads.
U.S. officials say military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more American forces to Iraq mainly to provide additional security around Baghdad.
A “heartbroken” President Obama offered condolences Wednesday to the family of an American journalist murdered on-camera by terrorists in Iraq a day earlier while also vowing to continue to fight against the “cancer” that is the Islamic State.
At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy’s nuclear reactors program told The Associated Press.