Mark Mansfield, a childhood actor who rose through the ranks of the CIA to become a decorated officer and the agency’s chief spokesman, has died from complications due to kidney disease. He was 56.
The White House condemned Saturday a video purportedly showing the execution of a Japanese hostage by the Islamic State.
A 19-year-old suburban Denver woman who tried to go to Syria to help Islamic State militants has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Sen. John McCain said Sunday that Iran is “on the march” and that President Obama lacks a strategy to deal with the Islamic republic, ratcheting up a tense standoff between congressional Republicans and the White House.
The surge in Yemen this week by Shiite Muslim militants represents what some national security insiders are calling a “huge victory” for Iran, just as the Obama administration faces criticism for being too lenient in nuclear talks with the Islamic republic and appears — at least tacitly — to be coordinating with Tehran against Sunni terrorists in Iraq.
An Army investigation into last year’s deadly shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, found that the base lacked a system capable of identifying and tracking a shooter who killed four and injured 16.
A former computer specialist at a U.S. military base in Honduras pleaded guilty to espionage charges that he attempted to steal classified information, the Justice Department announced Friday.
The Department of Veterans Affairs’ popularity among the public dropped sharply over the past year, making it the third-least popular government agency, a poll released Thursday found.
The head of the U.S. military’s Central Command says Iraqis troops will be trained for a summer assault to retake the city of Mosul, which is currently under control of the Islamic State terrorist group.
John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, warned that the current violence sweeping through Yemen — that resulted in the Shiite rebel takeover of the government — as well as the death of Saudi King Abdullah is leading the Mideast into certain chaos.
Two of Washington’s most influential lawmakers are asking the defense chief and secretary of state to update their plans for keeping troops in Europe in the wake of a “dangerous escalation” in Russian aggression.
Outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday exposed a growing rift between the United States and Iraq when he blasted its new prime minister for publicly complaining that the international community has left his country in a lurch.