Islamist militants on Tuesday released a video purportedly showing the gruesome beheading of a U.S. journalist — the second such execution of an American in less than a month and one that has accelerated bipartisan calls for President Obama to declare war on the terrorist group known as the Islamic State.
The rising tensions with Russia over its aggression in Ukraine is creating national security concerns inside the Pentagon, where the military’s largest satellite program is reliant on a rocket engine produced by Moscow.
From Russia to Syria to Iraq to al Qaeda, President Obama and his aides have underestimated the motives and capabilities of U.S. adversaries.
A former CIA operative says that the Islamic State group is in the United States and its members are capable of carrying out attacks.
Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa.
The Pentagon wants a plane that can attain incredibly fast speeds while also possessing the ability to hover. The experimental Phantom Swift X-Plane will fulfill that role, and now Boeing has secured a $9 million to continue work it started roughly one year ago.
The Department of Homeland Security is looking for more than 6,000 foreign nationals who came to the U.S. on student visas and have disappeared from the U.S. government’s radar.
The Pentagon conducted a rare drone strike in Somalia against a terrorist leader with a $7 million bounty on his head — a bold operation that left military officials searching on Tuesday for intelligence to verify whether the strike was a success.
State Dept. asked if U.S. at war with Islamic State: ‘I’m not going to, again, put new labels on it’
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said shortly after the purported killing of American journalist Steven Sotloff that the U.S. government was not going to “put new labels” on America’s response to the Islamic State group by calling it war.
Despite the Obama administration’s vow to shift resources, Border Patrol agents say they are still tasked with caring for children who have crossed the border illegally, which is undermining their regular patrol duties of going after gun, drug and human smugglers.
Sen. Chris Murphy said Tuesday that the Islamic State’s march through Iraq and Syria must be stopped, but he does not think President Obama is being “too cautious” in his approach to the task.
A Marine Corps helicopter carrying 25 crashed in the Gulf of Aden — but all 25 aboard were brought to safety, U.S. Navy officials said.